“A writer is not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them.”
William Stafford

author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

actually writing blog

On its shield. Definitely on.
Tue 2005-10-04 23:07:39 (single post)
  • 2,500 words (if poetry, lines) long

Oh yeah. Update. Quickest darn rejection letter in the Rockies, this story got. And no wonder. The place I sent it wants spec fic, not lit fic. Well, duh.

(I feel rrrrrilly dumb now.)

Quick note before I hit the trenches:
Sat 2005-10-01 00:11:26 (single post)
  • 2,500 words (if poetry, lines) long

This is just to report that the short story manuscript whose title features prominently in this blog entry is in the slush again. Wish it luck and prepare it a comforting homecoming should it come back on its shield rather than with it.

Also, today has been another freelance-happy day. Produced about 400 words of sample article for one prospective client, about 615 words of possibly saleable nonsense for Constant-Content.com, and about 350 words of writing excercise for happy forum fun. So that's, like, almost 1500 words. That's almost a full NaNoWriMo day, or something.

(Speaking of NaNoWriMo, if you're in the Boulder area, maybe you should come by The Tea Spot on October 8.)

I will also apparently start blogging about Boulder and thereabouts in the newly opened Denver chapter of CitySceneBlog.com. If they like my posts, they might actually start paying me. Not, I should stress, a possibility I'm banking on here. Why am I taking on such a gig for only a very slim chance of payment some unknown time in the future? Because it looks like fun. Because I think I'd like a blogging outlet where non-writing-relevant posts aren't verboten, are in fact encouraged. And that ain't happening here in my Actually Writing Blog, not if I'm behaving myself like I should.

And now if you'll excuse me, I have a couple boys out in the Puget Sound to eavesdrop on.