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actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, August 27-28: Enjoy this literary moment in between pew-pews
2016-08-27 13:34 MDT

It's Saturday the 27th, and normal service resumes. Below please find your YPP blockade schedule for the weekend. As usual, it's concentrated on the Emerald and Meridian Oceans, but Cerulean does have a little noontime action going on if that's where you p . . . .


actually writing blog: this fictionette is doing it all over again
2016-08-26 23:59 MDT

So here's last week's Friday Fictionette, "Making Friends," which could as well be called "Baking Friends" without really spoiling anything. It's about a lonely little girl who knows just how fortunate she is and is always glad to help her benefactor to wh . . . .


actually writing blog: a short story for when i can't manage a longer one
2016-08-23 23:53 MDT

OK. So. D2 Wichita. That... was a thing that happened. It is much easier to talk about vegetables. Yesterday I managed to drag myself up to Longmont for chiro and then back down to Boulder to drop off the rental car. Then I managed to walk home from the . . . .


actually writing blog: it's 1:30 am and we made it to wichita
2016-08-19 00:24 MDT

The hard part starts tomorrow. Good night!


actually writing blog: tomatoes, wftda watch passes, and the dangers of 12-hour pseudoephedrine
2016-08-16 23:59 MDT

So, pro-tip about those 12-hour Sudafed tablets. Turns out, it's not such a good idea to take one at 5:00 PM, not if they're the Non-Drowsy Maximum Strength variety. I did not actually get to sleep until... well, almost 5:00 AM, about 12 hours after I took . . . .


actually writing blog: this fictionette registered late for grad school
2016-08-15 22:16 MDT

OK, so, I'm not sending "Late Registration" anywhere tonight. It needs more than a quick once-over in order for me to feel happy with it out there bearing my by-line. But! I did finally post the Friday Ficitonette for August 12. Revel in it! It's called "D . . . .


actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, August 13-14: Quiet seas and greedy brigands
2016-08-13 16:33 MDT

Your blockade report is late again, but it seems like we didn't miss much. Just the scuffle on Corona Reef on the Meridian Ocean round about noon Pirate Time--that one's gone into its fourth round as I post this. After that, Icy Sun will be attempting to o . . . .


actually writing blog: if it was good enough for 20-yr-old me maybe 40-yr-old me should be cautious
2016-08-12 23:39 MDT

The Friday Fictionette for August 12 will be coming out later on in the weekend because Aarrgh. That isn't an OMG ALL THE THINGS "aarrgh." That's a self-disgusted "aarrgh" which acknowledges personal responsibility in terms of an ongoing trend of badness w . . . .


actually writing blog: i get distracted
2016-08-11 23:59 MDT

I was going to blog about what I did today, but then John and I came home from scrimmage and ordered pizza and watched the most recent* three episodes of Steven Universe, and then we proceeded to geek out for like an hour about what we just saw, what we lo . . . .


actually writing blog: there's a reason these things become cliches
2016-08-10 23:53 MDT

Two big good things accomplished today: Finished preparing the June and July Fictionette Artifacts for mailing out to my very patient $5/month Patrons and submitted "It's for You" to the next pro-paying market I would like to introduce it to. As I get slow . . . .

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