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Executive Function: Am I a pro-hasten-ator? (On The Disabled Crone)

I have decided to go back to writing on my much-neglected The Disabled Crone Medium page. Today I discuss how I experience executive function as an autistic woman. Executive Function: Am I a pro-hasten-ator? is available now. I also noticed a read-aloud feature, but it read my EF acronym as EFF. So, just so you …

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Reclaiming Lazy

I wrote a thing on the Spoonie Authors Network about reclaiming a word that’s often used against mentally ill and/or neurodivergent folks!

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Among those of us who are neurodivergent (ND) and/or who manage mental illness, the word lazy has been stamped on our foreheads, like a much unwanted label, by people who just don’t understand our experience. Many of my friends who have ADHD, for example, have had their executive dysfunction completely gaslit by family members, teachers, medical professionals, and colleagues because of sheer ignorance, resulting in being branded as lazy — countless times. That is supremely not okay and creates undue stress when supports are what’s most needed.

For those who aren’t aware, executive function is the ability to plan and implement tasks. I myself am autistic, and it would seem to many who work with me, I excel in planning and implementing tasks. After all, one of my skills is project management. I can admin with the best of them. Time management is my forte. I love scheduling and adhering…

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Book acceptance! A new crew is coming in 2023!

I did a teaser trailer about a cool thing that I announced yesterday! THOSE WITH LIGHT SENSITIVITY: I didn’t have a problem with the flickering border under the text or brief flash of light near the end (I have light sensitivity myself and didn’t find it that intense), but here’s a warning that it starts …

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How to Avoid Being Accidentally Ableist in Your Writing

Content note: I will be mentioning some ableist words, for educational purposes. Because I am a sensitivity editor for ableist terms and themes, I often get asked this question from writers who want to avoid ableism (without nuance) in their work: How can I stop using ableist phrases? Let me begin by saying that I, …

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It’s 2022! Still here, still queer—COVID’s a pain in my rear.

(I like to rhyme.) Hi, folks! Whew, we're into year three of the pandemic, and so far I have not caught the virus because of my clever approach of "having absolutely no life outside my home and what is even time anymore and I think my medical support people are now my only real friends." …

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You beta believe I needed those readers!

Last week, I did a thing! I submitted Iris and the Crew Tear Through Space! to the wonderful Renaissance, who has been the publisher of my previous novels and the anthologies I’ve co-edited. It was a supremely big deal for me to get to the submission stage because my brain has been greatly affected from …

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What the heck has Cait been doing???

Hi, fellow followers! It’s been a good while since I’ve posted here. That’s because I took a work hiatus from my freelance editing career to focus on my latest WIP, Iris and the Crew Tear Through Space! I am happy to say that the hiatus was successful and the first “season” of this episodic series …

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In the ’Cosm Podcast S1, Bonus Episode: How being “dissastified” can lead to a book series, with Bruce D. Gordon

Surprise! We have a bonus episode for season one, which I've nicknamed In the ’Cosm, Special Husband Edition! Yes, my spouse, author Bruce D. Gordon, is making his debut with the first novel in his Dissastified Me series, Dissatisfied Me: A Love Story! It's a humorous mock memoir set against the nostalgic backdrop of pop …

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#CaitTacklesTBRPile—Sad, Black, and Fat: Musings from the Intersection by Tangela Williams-Spann

I love discovering new authors through Twitter writing chats. That’s how I met Tangela Williams-Spann. When she had put a call out to podcasters a few weeks ago, I let her know I was interested in interviewing her! I was so happy when she accepted, and the plan is to have Tangela Williams-Spann as a …

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