author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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actually writing blog: making awful things happen to fictional people
2017-11-21 23:51 MST

Still sick, but getting better. Better enough to take a walk down to the bank and the bookstore. Still sick enough that any pace above a leisurely amble resulted in a painful coughing fit. Three hours of roller derby practice was out of the question. Am sp . . . .


actually writing blog: curious fictions would like your eyeballs and wouldn't say no to your spare change
2017-11-20 15:36 MST

This blog post is brought to you by the twin forces of ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine, the patron saints of my staying productive while sick. Otherwise I'd be flat in bed, shivering and sniffly and sore. Hooray for modern medical science! Incidentally, my . . . .


actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, November 18-19: This is a test, this is ONLY a test. If this were an actualy blockade, you might win an island.
2017-11-18 12:54 MST

This just in: The first blockade on the Obsidian Ocean is LIVE. Or will be at noon game time. CLOSE ENOUGH. The location is Triplet's Treasure, but the island's ownership is not actually at stake nor will be any time soon. Instead, each of the three flags . . . .


actually writing blog: friday is the new friday
2017-11-17 22:31 MST

Sound the trumpets and ring the bells! This week's Friday Fictionette is out on Friday. Shock! Surprise! We are stunned! And also I've already made a solid start on next week's fictionette because--y'all are gonna get sick of hearing me say this--4thewords . . . .


actually writing blog: tangled mess here i come
2017-11-16 23:00 MST

This 4thewords experiment has been wholly successful. Three days after registering, I am done with blog backfill, I'm ahead of schedule on this week's fictionette, and I'm starting to glimpse some small hope of actually reaching 50K words on the novel by t . . . .


actually writing blog: work smarter not more panickeder
2017-11-15 20:49 MST

Today is my second day using 4thewords to improve my daily writing routine, and already I've figured out how to use it better. So, like I said, you pick a monster to battle and then you battle it. But on what criteria do you pick it? If you're me, you wan . . . .


actually writing blog: forward brave dust warriors - for the words!
2017-11-15 00:31 MST

Sometimes, you have to ask yourself: Is there room for more gamification in your workday? And the answer is YES. There is always more room for gamification in my workday. I just joined 4thewords. Like Habitica, 4thewords is a self-improvement role-playin . . . .


actually writing blog: i also like anchovies don't judge
2017-11-10 00:15 MST

Congratulate me. I have logged my first 1700 words for NaNoWriMo 2017. I'm a week late getting started, but it's early days yet. And every day that I post a word count is a victory. So huzzah for victory! I've been avoiding writing the first words. The fi . . . .


actually writing blog: look at that forecast little orphan annie LIED to us
2017-11-06 23:42 MST

So I'm back in Boulder and I actually do want to upload blog posts for the week that I was in New Orleans because I have THOUGHTS and this is how I share them. There will be backfill. Maybe tomorrow. Tonight I am tired, because today I did all sorts of doc . . . .


actually writing blog: ending on the right note
2017-11-03 21:19 MDT

Rabbit stew was indeed on the menu yesterday. And for lunch today, we had boiled blue crabs. Then it was time to go to the train station. But first, I had an errand to run at the post office. (Not unrelated: Fictionette Artifacts for August 2017 are in th . . . .

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