Niki's Latest Blog Posts
actually writing blog: thud and minor blunders
2018-07-13 22:52 MDT
I have done it. I have submitted "Survival, After" to Shimmer for my very last submission to their very final issue. Operation NO REGRETS has been successful. I'm still not sure that the pacing is right. I spent so much time this week (meaning, mostly, t . . . .
actually writing blog: hey guess where i'm calling from
2018-07-12 20:19 MDT
So I'm on a train. Hi. There's a wifi hotspot in the sleeper car that my laptop has succeeded at connecting to, so, I'm on the internet while on a train. It's kind of mind-blowing. I'm on my way to New Orleans for San Fermín weekend. I'm gonna be a roller . . . .
actually writing blog: this fictionette's learning to treat itself gently
2018-07-07 01:19 MDT
The Friday Fictionette for July 6 is up! It's called "Ten Uses for a Dozen Red Roses," and it does what it says in the title. Subscribers can use these links here (ebook, audiobook) to view the Patron-locked posts and download the epub, pdf, mobi, and/or m . . . .
actually writing blog: you fall small, you fall alone, you get up as soon as it's safe or at the very least by 8:00 am
2018-07-05 23:46 MDT
I'm going to keep this short because I jammed my finger pretty bad during the last jam at scrimmage tonight. I took ibuprofen almost immediately, and I clutched an ice pack the whole way home, and that helped, but nevertheless typing is a little bit of a t . . . .
actually writing blog: ok so where were we again
2018-07-02 23:34 MDT
Blogging after a period of not blogging shares a problem with revising a short story after a period of not revising the short story: It's hard to pick up where I left off. It's hard to remember where I left off. At least with blogging I can say, "To hell w . . . .
actually writing blog: ok so here's the story of last week, ready set go
2018-06-18 23:43 MDT
Last week was weird and sad and traumatic and horrible and uplifting and heartwarming and I'm going to try to tell the story of it now. I told it piece by piece in a private forum where I felt a little freer to just blurt as shit happened, but I didn't hav . . . .
actually writing blog: quod erat demonstrandum etcetera
2018-06-06 00:22 MDT
Oh hi there SURPRISE ERRAND TO GET A LEAKY TIRE PATCHED. Car, not bike, so you can see it was kind of immediate. Nevertheless, I kept my promise. Today was MUCH MORE RIGOROUS. Maybe not as many hours logged as I'd hoped, but every task on the check-list go . . . .
actually writing blog: i left all my adrenaline in topeka
2018-06-04 14:20 MDT
Well, I'm back from Kansas. The Capital City Crushers took the wins in both of our roller derby bouts Saturday night. Both were exceedingly tight games with very close scores, and both leagues have a lot to be proud of. An additional joy was the unexpected . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, June 2-3: "Cross blades with everyone in your path!"
2018-06-02 12:35 MDT
Ahoy, here's yer Saturday YPP blockade round-up post with extra sports content! Obviously by "sports" I mean roller derby. I'm compiling this information from a hotel lounge in Topeka, Kansas, where the two of the Boulder County Bombers teams, the Bombshel . . . .
actually writing blog: this fictionette has discovered its own private twitter
2018-06-01 23:36 MDT
Success! Multiple successes! Success the first: I am now ensconced on a couch in a hotel room in Topeka, Kansas. We got here intact and in the appropriate amount of pieces, having utterly failed to attract the attention of any Kansas police officers. (Colo . . . .