Newsletter 1/31/23

  • Writing wise, I posted about 10,000 words across my projects this month, including “A Few Weeks in the Life” on The Schizophrenia Diaries, and a new I’ll Give You (AU) companion: “May We Burn in Heaven“.
  • Next month: hoping to post at least 10,000 words across my projects.
  • SlaveClass: I taught three classes this month: “Professional Standards for Service” for Wicked Grounds, “How to Learn Protocols” for House of Kush (my first class with them), and “How to Learn Protocols” again for CONsolation. Thanks to everyone who came, and the teams who made it happen!
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching “Service Schedules” for Pragmatic Kink on 2/7, “Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records” on 2/19, and “Productivity for Service” on 2/25. See you there!
  • We had three Las Vegas TNG events this month (our usual munches). Thanks to everyone who came, and Mistress for playing backup host on the 16th.
  • Next month: two of our usual munches (13th and 27th), and movie night on the 7th (shoutout to our guest host!), if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area.

Other updates from this month:

  • New Year’s! Spent some nice time with family and friends. I turned twenty-five! My mom had a birthday, too.
  • Did all of the usual routines, and have been tweaking my schedule a little.
  • Read some great books! Elena Vanishing and Almost Anorexic were probably my favorites.
  • Did some awesome play.
  • Did lots of baking and cooking, including two new recipes: vegan chocolate chip cookies, and skillet brownies (including a gluten-free version), yum.
  • Did some fun crafting.
  • Got more into witchcraft, especially tarot and dream work.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe February!

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Newsletter 12/31/22

End of December, and end of the year!

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • SlaveClass: I taught four classes this month: “How to Learn Protocols” for Wicked Grounds, a revamped version of “Drink Services”, “Anticipatory Service” for House Exeter (my first class with them), and my brand new class, “Contract Systems”. Thanks to everyone who came, and the teams who made it happen!
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching “Professional Standards for Service” for Wicked Grounds on 1/4, “How to Learn Protocols” for House of Kush (my first class with them) on 1/12, and “How to Learn Protocols” again for CONsolation on 1/28. See you there!
  • We had two Las Vegas TNG events this month: one of our usual munches and a movie night (thanks to our guest host!). And thanks to everyone who joined us, as well.
  • Next month: three of our usual munches (2nd, 16th, and 30th), if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area.

Other updates from this month:

  • Went on a very fun trip to LA with Mistress.
  • Went to some awesome virtual classes.
  • Did a lot of reading. Recently loved the Death-Cast series by Adam Silvera, the Inheritance Games series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
  • Spent a lot of time with family and friends and had great times for the holidays. Highlights included some of my in laws coming to town, a painting night at Pinot’s Palette with Mistress and my mom, and a family holiday party.
  • Did lots of awesome play.
  • Did some yummy baking (including new recipes) and lots of crafting, especially for gifting.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe January, and 2023!

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Newsletter 11/30/22

November: exciting times!

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • Writing wise, I’m focusing on my fiction right now, and posted updates for I’ll Give You Book 3 and Contrivance Book 2.
  • Next month: hoping to post at least 10,000 words across my projects.
  • SlaveClass: I taught four classes this month: “Service Schedules” for Wicked Grounds, “Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records” for CONsolation, “Productivity for Service” for TES, and “Schizophrenia in the Scene” for my first Kink Between the Lines Conference. Thanks to everyone who came, and the teams who made it happen!
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching “How to Learn Protocols” for Wicked Grounds on 12/5, “Drink Services” on 12/11, “Anticipatory Service” for House Exeter on 12/14 (my first class with them), and launching my new class, “Contract Systems”, on 12/22. I’ve also been sending out lots of applications to venues and conferences, so fingers crossed.
  • We had two Las Vegas TNG events this month: one of our usual munches and a fire massage class/play party. Thanks to everyone who joined us, and especially to our fire massage instructor!
  • Next month: one of our usual munches (12/27) and a movie night on 12/6 (big shout out to our guest host), if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area (and a regular, for movie night). In the new year, we’ll officially be having our usual park munches every other Monday at 7PM.

Other updates from this month:

  • Had some really great social times with family and friends, including kink events and Thanksgiving.
  • Spent some time perfecting tricks for aerial silks/jump rope and getting some exercise.
  • We celebrated our five year anniversary!
  • Did some fun crafting and cooking.
  • Did all of the usual slave duties, lots of organizing, and lots of fun play.
  • Read some great books, including Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater among others.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe December.

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Newsletter 10/31/22

October: lots of different things going on!

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • I posted about 15,000 words across my projects.
  • Favorite post of the month: “Why We Need Diverse Stories (A Letter I Wrote in a Dream)” (for The Schizophrenia Diaries).
  • Speaking of which: I published my eighth book! The Schizophrenia Diaries is now available in paperback and Kindle form. Thanks to everyone who’s already grabbed a copy.
  • Next month: I’m still finalizing my writing goal for next month, but definitely excited for some pieces/chapters coming up.
  • SlaveClass: I taught six classes this month: Service Schedules and Professional Standards for Service for Service Oriented Conference, 24/7 High Protocol Dynamics for Wicked Grounds, How to Learn Protocols, Productivity for Service for SADEclasses, and 24/7 High Protocol Dynamics again. Thanks to everyone who came, everyone who helped Service Oriented Conference happen, the SADE team, and the Wicked Grounds team as always!
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching Service Schedules for Wicked Grounds on 11/2, Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records for CONsolation on 11/5, Productivity for Service for TES on 11/8, and Schizophrenia in the Scene for Kink Between the Lines Conference on 11/12. See you there!
  • We had three Las Vegas TNG events this month: two of our usual munches and a Halloween play party. We had a lot of fun this month and I was excited to reconnect with friends and meet a lot of new people; thanks to everyone who joined us!
  • Next month: one of our usual munches (11/21) and a fire massage class/play party (11/17), if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area (and a regular, for the class/party). Looking forward to learning more about fire massage from our awesome volunteer instructor and having more fun times at TNG.

Other updates from this month:

  • Had some really great social times with family and friends.
  • We went camping! Twice! Mistress, a friend, and I went up to a dispersed camping area in Mack Canyon (NV) first for one night, then for two. The second time, my mom and her dog even came up to visit our campsite for an afternoon. No WiFi, no cellular, just trees, tents, and the campfire.
  • Did some fun crafting and cooking.
  • Still having fun revisiting some past works for editing and annotating.
  • Did all of the usual slave duties.
  • Read some great books. This month, I really loved the Tiny Pretty Things series by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe November.

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Newsletter 9/30/22

September: overall, a much needed slightly quieter month.

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • I took September off from events, but got a lot of exciting stuff scheduled coming up.
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching Service Schedules and Professional Standards for Service for Service Oriented Conference on 10/1, 24/7 High Protocol Dynamics for Wicked Grounds on 10/6, How to Learn Protocols on 10/15, Productivity for Service for SADEclasses on 10/18, and 24/7 High Protocol Dynamics again on 10/29. Find all the details on SlaveClass.
  • For Las Vegas TNG: an awesome guest host stepped up for September, and there were three of the usual munches this month.
  • Next month: we have two of our usual munches (the 3rd and 17th) and a Halloween play party on 10/27, if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area (and a regular, for the party). Should be super fun!

Other updates from this month:

  • Celebrated several birthdays in the family! And had many fun social times overall.
  • Did butler school coursework.
  • Did a lot of baking, including yummy new recipes, and crafting. Got into resin casting for kink and other things, and making sugar scrubs for family and friends.
    • Working on perfecting some aerial silk tricks. Super fun, great workout.
    • Did all of the usual slave duties, and some really fun play.
    • Maintained my Little Free Library! It’s doing really well.
  • Did a lot of reading. This month, I especially loved Hurts So Good (Leigh Cowart), The Honeys (Ryan La Sala), and Life By Committee (Corey Ann Haydu).
    • Still having fun revisiting and editing some past works. I’m also creating one annotated copy of Contrivance just for fun.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, safe, and spooky October.

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Newsletter 8/31/22

August: wild month! Here we go.

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • I posted early access pieces for all of my projects.
  • I published my seventh book! Service Slave Secrets: Volume Two is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback form.
  • I started posting To Be a Deviser, the sequel to Contrivance.
  • Next month (edited): I’m mixing up my goals a little, but, more writing!
  • For SlaveClass, I taught two classes this month: Professional Standards for Service, and Service Schedules. Also, Mistress and I chatted about Living 24/7 High Protocol M/s with the CONsolation server. Thanks to everyone who came, and the CONsolation team for having us!
  • Next month: I’m taking September off from events, but I’ve been scheduling lots of fun stuff for October and beyond. In the meantime, find tickets for future events and class recordings on SlaveClass.
  • For Las Vegas TNG: two TNG munches this month—super fun!
  • Next month: as mentioned, I’m taking September off from events, but we have an awesome guest host who stepped up for September, so there will be three of the usual munches on the 5th, 12th, and and 19th, if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area.

Other updates from this month:

  • Spent a lot of meaningful time with family and friends, including a visit with a friend from out of town.
  • Have continued to donate plasma.
  • I started a Little Free Library! It’s up and running and doing well.
  • Got some important medical stuff and things in the house sorted out.
  • Went to Arizona for a day trip to scope out an area for investing in our next rental property, and play tourist.
  • Did a vow of silence day.
  • Worked on butler school coursework, including making some really yummy recipes.
  • Read a lot. Special mention to The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg.
  • Still having fun revisiting and editing some past works.
  • Spent about a week in Boston by myself! Got to hit up a bunch of museums, bookstores, my old haunts, and more.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe September.

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Newsletter 7/31/22

July: geez, where did July go? Didn’t I just write one of these? Well, here goes.

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • I posted early access pieces for all of my projects, and around 15,000 words across my projects total.
  • Some of my favorite standalone updates include:
    • “Schizophrenia in Creativity and Productivity” (for A Productive Hannah)
    • “July 6th” (for The Schizophrenia Diaries)
    • Next month: posting all promised early access pieces at least, and (probably) publishing Service Slave Secrets: Volume Two! And maybe starting a sequel to Contrivance?
  • For SlaveClass, I taught four classes this month: Productivity for Service, Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records for Pragmatic Kink, Anticipatory Service for Wicked Grounds, and my new class, How to Learn Protocols. Thanks to everyone who came, and the Wicked Grounds and PK teams for all they do.
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching Professional Standards for Service on 8/6 and Service Schedules on 8/20. Additionally, Mistress and I will be talking “Living 24/7 High Protocol M/s” with CONsolation on 8/10. Find all the details on SlaveClass. See you there!
  • For Las Vegas TNG: three TNG events this month—two of our usual munches, and a play party (technically tomorrow, the last of the month). Fun month!
  • Next month, we have two of our usual munches on the 8th and 22nd, if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area. Should be great!

Other updates from this month:

  • Did all the usual slave duties/housewife things.
  • Did some really fun scenes/play/Things.
  • Did some fun crafting and yummy baking and cooking, tried some new recipes. Made cinnamon rolls from scratch for the first time.
  • Soon to start Module 11 of the butler course I’m taking—cigars.
  • Been reading more. Recently loved Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch and The Pursuit of Endurance by Jennifer Pharr Davis. Currently reading The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monáe and Experience on Demand by Jeremy Bailenson.
  • Went to San Francisco to visit my in laws. Got around northern California with hiking, boating, swimming, and exploring.
  • Took Psychological First Aid through the Red Cross.
  • Started the process of revisiting and editing some past works, if you notice any tweaks.
  • Started donating plasma. I’ve been going once a week.
  • Launched the webinars pages for The Schizophrenia Diaries and A Productive Hannah (links above).

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe August.

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Newsletter 6/30/22

June: strange but important month.

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • I posted early access pieces for all of my projects, and around 15,000 words across my projects total.
  • Some of my favorite standalone updates include:
    • “Lifestyle Masochism Example (Top Three for the Week)” and “‘But Isn’t It Automatic?’ (Learning in High Protocol)”(for Service Slave Secrets)
    • “Productive vs. Making Money” (for A Productive Hannah)
    • Next month: posting all promised early access pieces at least.
  • For SlaveClass, I taught four classes this month: Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records for Wicked Grounds, Schizophrenia in the Scene, Service Schedules for Service Chats, and Culinary Services. Thanks to everyone who came, and the Wicked Grounds and Service Chats teams for all they do.
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching Productivity for Service on 7/9, Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records for Pragmatic Kink on 7/12, Anticipatory Service for Wicked Grounds on 7/14, and debuting How to Learn Protocols on 7/23. Find all the details on SlaveClass. See you there!
  • For Las Vegas TNG: there were three TNG events this month—two of our usual munches, and a high protocol dinner/play party. Awesome month!
  • Next month, we have two of our usual munches (the 5th and 18th), and a Harry Potter themed play party on the 31st, if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area. Should be super fun!

Other updates from this month:

  • I finally got my driver’s license!
  • Did all the usual slave duties/housewife things.
  • Did some super fun scenes/play/Things.
  • Did some fun crafting, got into soap making (for kink and for normal use).
  • Did a lot of yummy baking and cooking, tried some new recipes. Currently in love with these brownie cookie things…
  • Have been enjoying my coworking space membership and have been super productive there, really enjoying the energy, community, and new people to test cookie recipes on.
  • Now on Module 10 of the butler course I’m taking—the bar and wine cellar.
  • Been reading a lot. Recently loved A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson and Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen.
  • Speaking of “a walk in the woods”—I got into hiking! I hiked Ice Box Canyon and Mary Jane Falls locally. Looking forward to more.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe July.

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Newsletter 5/31/22

May: weird month, but lots going on and coming up overall.

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • I posted early access pieces for all of my projects, and 20,000 words across my projects total.
  • Some of my favorite standalone updates include:
    • “Lifestyle Masochism #4 (Pressure Pointed)” and “24/7 High Protocol: Last Thing at Night” and “But You Could Walk Out Right Now” and “Being a Slave Isn’t Easy” (for Service Slave Secrets) (It was hard to pick, as I’ve been super inspired for this blog this month. But “Being a Slave Isn’t Easy” is now my most popular post of all time—eek!)
    • “On Age Dysphoria” and “On Conflating Skinny and Productive” (for A Productive Hannah, my newest project)
    • “On Sundowning, and Daydreams vs. Hallucinations” and “Want to Know About Schizophrenia? Ask a Schizophrenic” (for The Schizophrenia Diaries)
    • (And remember you can subscribe to an early access level—or any of those blogs—for updates throughout the month. Thank you to everyone who’s done so!)
  • ICYMI: I’m currently running a Kindle Countdown Deal on my book, Service Slave Secrets: Volume One. Just $1.99 at the time of this post. (Find my other books here.) Thanks to everyone who’s grabbed a copy.
  • Next month: posting all promised early access pieces at least.
  • For SlaveClass, I taught four classes this month: Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records on 5/7, 24/7 High Protocol Dynamics for Wicked Grounds on 5/12, Anticipatory Service on 5/14, and Service Schedules for Pragmatic Kink on 5/21. Thanks to everyone who came, and the PK and Wicked Grounds teams for all they do.
  • Class bundles and electives (including Bed Making and Turndown, and Bootblacking) are now available individually here. Class bundles include the recording, written adaptation, and notes for that class, frequently with other resources. Or, as always, subscribe on SlaveClass for full access. (Thanks to everyone who already has.)
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records for Wicked Grounds on 6/9, Schizophrenia in the Scene on 6/11, Service Schedules for Service Chats on 6/18, and Culinary Services on 6/25. Find all details on SlaveClass. See you there!
  • For Las Vegas TNG: there were three TNG events this month—two of our usual munches, and a May the 4th/Formal themed dinner and play party. Super fun!
  • Next month, we have two of our usual munches (the 6th and 20th) and a high protocol dinner and play party on 6/28, if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area (and a regular, for the dinner/party). Super excited!

Other updates from this month:

  • The usual slave duties.
  • Working on getting another rental property.
  • Doing butler school coursework. On the culinary module—one of my favorite subjects!
  • Got a coworking space membership and have been super productive there, and enjoying the energy and community.
  • Got to celebrate Mother’s Day with the best mom in the world.
  • Got a new car, and have been getting more driving experience.
  • Did some super fun scenes/play/Things.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe June.

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Newsletter 4/30/22

April: it wasn’t as wild as March, but still plenty of updates.

My highlights for this month, and what’s coming up next:

  • I posted early access pieces for all of my projects.
  • I launched a new site! I’m now writing productivity nonfiction on A Productive Hannah, especially about the related whys and philosophy, aimed especially at those who don’t fit the typical productivity mold.
  • New standalone short story: “What Happened Last Storm”.
  • For SlaveClass, I taught four classes this month: Professional Standards for Service (for the first time) and Productivity for Service (for the first time). I also taught 24/7 High Protocol Dynamics for Pragmatic Kink and Schizophrenia in the Scene for THRIVE (my first conference). Thanks to everyone who came and to the PK team for a great experience.
  • Posted a new SlaveClass elective: bootblacking.
  • Next month: I’ll be teaching Butler’s Books, S-Type Files, and Other Service Records on 5/7, 24/7 High Protocol Dynamics for Wicked Grounds on 5/12, Anticipatory Service on 5/14, and Service Throughout the Day for Pragmatic Kink on 5/21. See you there!
  • For Las Vegas TNG: there were three TNG events this month, two of our usual munches and a rope class. Lots of fun—thanks to everyone who came, and our rope class instructors/hosts especially.
  • Next month, we have two usual munches (the 2nd and 16th) and a May the 4th/Formal themed dinner and play party, on, well, May the 4th, if you happen to be 18-35 and local to the Vegas area (and a regular, for the play party).

Other updates from this month:

  • Having fun working on Module 9 of the butler school course.
  • Closed on the sale of our rental property. Now we set out to reinvest.
  • Did a lot of extra organizing and deep cleaning in the house.
  • Tried some yummy new recipes.
  • Been using a local coworking space that I like a lot.
  • Applied for a writing grant and a residency. Fingers crossed.
  • Spent a lot of time having fun with assorted family and friends.

Thanks for everything this month; have a happy, healthy, and safe May.

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