author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 18-19: Ice updates; also author self-promotion (this fictionette etc. etc.)
2017-02-18 14:40 MST

Ahoy and all that. This post is late because I wanted to include the Friday Fictionette announcement in it, which meant I had to finish publishing the thing first. The text was actually finished late last night, making this one the closest to on-time I've . . . .

actually writing blog: but i said i would update again so here you go
2017-02-15 23:13 MST

I am tired but I want to post because I'm supposed to blog every weekday and I am trying to get back into my routine and it doesn't work if I don't do the routine so here you go. Update: Writing - Managed to do both fictionette work and freewriting today, . . . .

actually writing blog: when writing time turns into time invested toward making the future work better
2017-02-14 23:52 MST

Ahoy the actually writing blog! This will be a blog post that is actually about writing. Ok, and about other stuff too, but--writing! Yayyyy. Friday Fictionettes: So the one for February 10 finally went up late Monday night, and I'm really, really hoping . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 11-12: This just in! Corruption detected among Palace staff! Dock officials ACCEPTING BRIBES! Tch, tch, tch..
2017-02-11 13:43 MST

So, this is embarrassing. It's supposed to be an actually writing blog but of late there's more Puzzle Pirates content than actually writing content. It would be understandable if you thought I weren't actually writing. I mean, I am, but I'm constantly in . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 4-5: Blockades on schedule are less urgent than they appear
2017-02-04 13:21 MST

Do not be fooled by the blockade activity scheduled on the Cerulean Ocean. The Cranberry Island blockade has been canceled, and Cold Steel will not be defending Guava Island. Babylon are hopping in on Guava, though, so you might find a job with them. Beyo . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, January 28-29: Entering now the Year of the Dark Seas...
2017-01-28 13:16 MST

OK, so, I'm still behind on the Friday Fictionette stuff, but I'm going to do a Puzzle Pirates Blockade Report anyway because, hell, I gotta live a little. (Pause for the inevitable jokes about how if YPP is "living a little" then the author needs to get a . . . .

actually writing blog: but there really should have been room in my schedule for this sort of thing in general
2017-01-24 00:53 MST

OK so hi again after two weeks of radio silence. Let's skip the part where I whine about being embarrassed and ashamed and not knowing where to put my face. Let's just take that as read. Instead, let's skip ahead to the moral of the story, just put that ri . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, January 7-8: We return you to your regularly scheduled interflag hostilities, already in progress
2017-01-07 13:01 MST

With the holiday weekends behind us, it's open season on all blockadable islands, and the flags of the Emerald and Cerulean Oceans, at least, are ready to jump back into the fray. And, well, one flag on the Meridian Ocean. If they in fact choose to defend. . . . .

actually writing blog: "What the heck does auld lang syne mean, anyway?"
2017-01-07 00:37 MST

Ahoy! So. The Friday Fictionette for January 6 is up. It was supposed to go up at 6 PM, taking advantage of Patreon's clever SCHEDULE POST feature. Only apparently I am not so clever, and I thought today was Jan 7. Eleven-thirty came around, and I was pull . . . .

actually writing blog: three things i can't have
2017-01-06 00:47 MST

Three things there are not, no matter how much I might wish otherwise: The typing up of a Fictionette Artifact on my typewriter without discovering some typo in the source material, which I then feel compelled to go correct in all three ebook formats and . . . .

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