They had the opportunity to include asexuality… you know, on the colour that represents asexuality… but instead they wrote ‘straight’. I spotted this poster at my local NHS walk-in centre. Very disappointing. Ace erasure and exclusion is exactly why days such as #InternationalAsexualityDay are important.
This is a summary of the updates about Looking For Hope that I posted on Twitter in March 2022, along with an update from April 2022. March 2022: LOOKING FOR HOPE is one of the hardest books I’ve written. I wrote it while in hospital, and two months ago, again in hospital, I was trying to finish its edits. Then Amazon messed up and cancelled all the preorders. None of these have been reinstated. They won’t even list the book now. And I’m just…exhausted and deflated. When Amazon cancelled it, I lost all the motivation to keep editing it. I haven’t touched it since then. And now I just don’t know what to do with it. It was a pretty destroying book to write, and I feel defeated. I haven’t had the energy to argue with Amazon to get the title back up, and part of me just thinks maybe I should leave it be and not release this book (at least, at the moment). There are preorders on other platforms but as Amazon holds the monopoly for indie titles, I am really considering cancelling this boo