author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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actually writing blog: walking around on a Monday afternoon (now with more writing)
2017-06-19 23:10 MDT

I would like to get to the point where I am no longer patting myself on my back just for getting the day's work done. I feel like "puts in the hours writing" is a bare minimum to call myself a writer, much as "has four wheels and an engine" is the bare min . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, June 17-18: technical difficulties
2017-06-17 13:31 MDT

OK, so, I'm gonna keep this short because 1. it's past noon game time, and I'm anxious to get to playing in the YPP blockades myself, and 2. I left my external keyboard at home, drat me, and my laptop's keyboard is currently denying me use of the F5 key, t . . . .

actually writing blog: this fictionette will not get a delay of game penalty
2017-06-17 00:05 MDT

Mwahahahahaha--BEHOLD! The Friday Fictionette for June 16, released on June 16. BWAHAHAHAHA! Ha-ha. *ahem* It has been a good week. And so I present to you "CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP" (ebook, audiobook) which is another of those tiresome self-indulgent magic r . . . .

actually writing blog: weave! dodge! parry! thrust! booiiiiinggggg
2017-06-14 23:03 MDT

Aside from "set unreasonable expectations for oneself," there's that other reason for collapsing on Wednesdays: Tuesday night roller derby practice. Oh yeah. Bodies that get beat up and worn out by night tend to not want to get out of bed the next morning. . . . .

actually writing blog: after two weeks this is the blog post you get
2017-06-14 01:05 MDT

Hello the blog! It's been a while. Er. Sorry? But I'm back, at least for now. There were a lot of factors that, multiplied together, produced a couple of pretty pathetic weeks around here. The big one was roller derby. Are you suprised? Nobody is surprise . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, May 27-28: Service resumes, and May's hunt for BKs is still on
2017-05-27 13:20 MDT

Ahoy! Blockade reporting is back in service. Sorry about last week - little bit of domain outage, my fault, see Tuesday's post for details if you care. (You are not obligated to care, I don't actually expect you to care, we're back up and running now and t . . . .

actually writing blog: too likely to get trapped in a book to get things done today
2017-05-27 01:59 MDT

So... the rest of the week has not been as pleasing. Seems like, I get one gloriously productive and disciplined day, and that's it for the rest of the week. Like, it took the whole week's worth of oomph to produce a day like Tuesday. Or it takes enough oo . . . .

actually writing blog: oh hey i get it now ha ha ha *sob*
2017-05-24 00:58 MDT

Or, Why Went Dark Over the Weekend. Chapter 1: We Are Careful The domain was paid through March 18. I got multiple reminders of this. And I did not ignore them! But I had faith in the auto-renewal system. Which is to say: Check the "au . . . .

actually writing blog: the author reflects on her bedtime reading, and also her morning and lunchtime reading
2017-05-19 00:56 MDT

OK, so I only spent part of the day in bed reading. There's something about raising the blinds to discover a slushy spring snow falling all over everything that makes it really tempting not to get up. (I promise I did eventually get up and get some solid w . . . .

actually writing blog: hello Hugo voter packet; goodbye productivity
2017-05-17 23:31 MDT

All right already. "Later in the weekend" turned into effin' Wednesday, but here it is: "The Parable of the Singer," the Friday Fictionette for May 12 (ebook, audiobook). A little light blasphemy in the key of, oh, I dunno, Milton maybe. I am going to refr . . . .

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