Niki's Latest Blog Posts
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 . . . .
actually writing blog: the car gets energized and i get ennervated because wednesday
2017-01-04 23:43 MST
I have a new Wednesday routine! It goes like this: 10:00 - Give up on the morning writing shift. Just get the volunteer reading done and uploaded so I can get out of the house. (True fax: I think I forgot to do the actual uploading, I was that much in a h . . . .
actually writing blog: invalid question, redo from line (n - 1)
2017-01-03 22:02 MST
Holy heck. Said I had this week's number, didn't I? No idle threat, that. Writing! Derby floor preparation! Household chores! Seafood udon for dinner! I just blew Tuesday right out of the water. Bang! Splash! I am especially pleased because I finally got . . . .
actually writing blog: new week new year new what the hell is this
2017-01-03 01:11 MST
It's very tempting to look at the first two days of a new year and panic. Like, argh, I did some of the same stupid shit I did all last year, does that mean this year's not going to be any better? Well, no. It doesn't mean that. January 1 does not have the . . . .
actually writing blog: new construction and reconstruction, neither being hardly done yet
2016-12-27 23:54 MST
I would like to be able to report a full day of working on all my writing tasks, including the novel-still-in-planning, but alas, today was almost entirely taken up by household chores and administrative duties. And, as usual, nothing constructive (except . . . .
actually writing blog: my brain is a jerk: christmas reminiscing
2016-12-26 23:45 MST
All right. Hi! New week. So: Friday Fictionettes for the past two Fridays were "Kill or Cure," which is about a symptomatic tree, and "The Miraculous Hide," which is sort of about Good King Wenceslas before he got to be all saint-like. I got 'em out both o . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, December 24-25: No blockades for the holiday weekend; might I suggest pillaging instead?
2016-12-24 12:28 MST
As you may remember, there are no PVP blockades this weekend or the next. Unless some naughty flag officer decides to scuttle up some Brigand King action, we're all on holiday! Meantime, we've got two great reasons to focus on old-school pillaging. First . . . .
actually writing blog: but just a brief delay
2016-12-23 23:47 MST
I'll be uploading the Friday Fictionette for December 23rd in, oh, probably about 10 hours or so. I have everything written up and recorded and illustrated, but now it is late and I am sleepy and liable to make some sort of embarrassing and tedious-to-corr . . . .