Niki's Latest Blog Posts
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, March 18-19: Wheeeee everyone attack Basset all the cool kids are doing it
2017-03-18 12:56 MDT
We now take a break from your regularly scheduled authorial whining about sleep and time and self-discipline and lack of writerly productivity in order to celebrate that it's Saturday and that means puzzle 'til your eyes fall out and earn lots of PoE! In o . . . .
actually writing blog: simple truths ignored at own peril
2017-03-17 23:25 MDT
So it turns out I can't make up for a week's worth of lost writing time all in a single day, not even when it's an unscheduled Friday. It's still just one day with only one day's allotment of hours. It was a very nice unscheduled Friday, though.
actually writing blog: springtime intervened
2017-03-16 23:09 MDT
The weather has been beautiful, warm and clear and gorgeous. And sunny. Sunny and warm, enough that the drive between Longmont and Boulder felt a little like traveling under a giant magnifying glass held by an even more giant kid who's curious to see if yo . . . .
actually writing blog: objectives acquired
2017-03-15 21:59 MDT
Everything has gone according to plan: packing, cleaning, other preparations, all successful. Getting the necessary things done took up all the hours available between when I got up at 8:30 and when I left, ten minutes late, at 3:40. I choose to interpret . . . .
actually writing blog: service to resume following lengthy explanations
2017-03-14 23:52 MDT
OK, so, here's the deal. I am one day into Operation Make Writing Daily Again, and I expect Day Two will actually be Thursday, not tomorrow. Which is not exactly daily, but it's a start. Mild though it was, the knee sprain really jacked up my weekly round . . . .
actually writing blog: excuses but they're kinda good ones i guess
2017-03-10 22:26 MST
I have a billion things I'm late with, mostly to do with Friday Fictionettes. This weeks'll go out on Saturday (again) and the Artifacts from January and February over the next couple weeks. I hope. I'd get more done with them tonight, only there are othe . . . .
actually writing blog: six weeks and two days later
2017-03-03 00:19 MST
I played roller derby today. It was fantastic. I hit people and they hit me. Sometimes I fell down. Sometimes I stayed up because sometimes my feet are smarter than I am. I am scraped up and bruised in all the best ways. And my knee is just fine. The e . . . .
actually writing blog: good news to report from the actually writing front
2017-02-27 23:58 MST
It was a good weekend. For one thing, I got the Friday Fictionette out only one day late. (That seems to be about as good as it gets, these past months.) "The Witch's Stories" (ebook, audiobook) is sort of a roundabout way of saying wherever you go, there . . . .
actually writing blog: the actual physical health stuff that supports the actually writing, and also the skating
2017-02-23 23:39 MST
Hello! I'm back. We'll see if it sticks. This is going to be an injury recovery update post rather than a writing update post. That's because there is more to report on the former at this time, and what there is to report keeps multiplying, and the thing . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 18-19: Ice updates; also author self-promotion (this fictionette etc. etc.)
2017-02-18 14:40 MST
Ahoy and all that. This post is late because I wanted to include the Friday Fictionette announcement in it, which meant I had to finish publishing the thing first. The text was actually finished late last night, making this one the closest to on-time I've . . . .