Niki's Latest Blog Posts
actually writing blog: ah that new writing group smell
2019-09-11 22:18 MDT
It would appear I am in a writing group again. An honest-to-gosh manuscript-exchange-and-critique group! We have had ONE MEETING so far and I am EXCITE. This one came about because a colleague on Codex who is also soon to be a fellow Viable Paradise alum . . . .
actually writing blog: but the demons thing i only figured out just now
2019-09-09 21:23 MDT
I'm nearing the end of today's writing tasks, and it's not even 8:30 PM. What the crud am I gonna do with myself for the rest of the night? Answer: Probably replay PixelJunk Eden until either my eyes fall out or my thumbs fall off, whichever comes first. T . . . .
actually writing blog: from the end of a pretty darn good week you get a pretty darn good view
2019-09-08 00:27 MDT
As promised, the Friday Fictionettes for Week 1 of both August and September are up. They didn't go up on Friday, but given the overdue I'm overcoming, Saturday in the early afternoon is practically on time. So here they are: August 2, 2019: "Eyes in the . . . .
actually writing blog: things that make rewrites hard (a non-exhaustive list)
2019-09-05 00:11 MDT
Over the month of August, and not counting those stories that just needed a quick once-over before being submitted, I successfully revised to completion (as defined by "I'm willing to submit it to all the top pro markets") one story. That's it! One. One me . . . .
actually writing blog: coming soon to a horror fiction podcast near you
2019-09-03 23:27 MDT
I signed a contract shortly after getting back from Kansas, which means it's real. So! Announcing a forthcoming Nicole J. LeBoeuf publication: My short story "Lambing Season" will be featured in an upcoming episode of the podcast Tales to Terrify. It will . . . .
actually writing blog: A bunch of yay and also driving
2019-08-22 22:09 MDT
Hello. I have just driven through a lot of Kansas. This weekend is the War of Wheels tournament in Salina, and I'm here to cheer on the Boulder County Bombers Screaming Mimis as they compete. It's going to be a lot of fun and very exciting and I am looking . . . .
actually writing blog: all right fine i'll stop denying reality are you satisfied
2019-08-13 00:38 MDT
Hey lookit it's a Friday Fictionette! The one that was due on July 19th! At this rate, I'll be caught up... well, never, actually. The past few releases have taken more than a week each. I do not like that, and I expect I'll do something about that real so . . . .
actually writing blog: we pause in our endless slog through the Great Overdue for some good news
2019-08-08 23:58 MDT
So I've spent the last week or so getting even farther behind and am now in the middle of a frenzied new push to Do All The Things Every Day, which is why you're getting a blog post again at last. I did say I'd let you know when the latest reprinting of m . . . .
actually writing blog: i share with you the casserole of my people
2019-07-24 18:49 MDT
No news today, just a recipe. Because I win at casserole, is why. And you can too! Here is how. First, acquire seven medium-sized mirlitons. Seven is a good number. If you can't find mirliton, chayote will do. BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SAME THING. If you don't . . . .
actually writing blog: a list of things which are not excuses followed by a list of things which are good things
2019-07-23 23:58 MDT
Last week was eventful. Not the good kind of eventful, either. I had a headlight to get replaced on a car, a sudden flood of water from the ceiling to investigate, and, most worrisome of all, a computer that wouldn't power on. It all pretty much hit last w . . . .
2019-08-05: "First Breath" in Terror at 5280'
"First Breath" has been reprinted online as part of the run-up to the release of Terror at 5280', the Denver Horror Collective's new local horror fiction anthology. Read it here.
(To clarify: My story appears only on the website; it will not appear in the anthology itself. My apologies for the misleading header on this item; it's automatically generated by combining the manuscript title with the publication it was submitted to.)
2018-10-12: "First Breath" in Tales to Terrify
Podcast at Tales To Terrify, Episode 350. Narrated by Michelle Kane.
Also in that episode: Victoria Glad's classic, "Each Man Kills" (Weird Tales, 1951). Narrated by Brian Rollins.
2018-04-16: "What Dreams May Hatch" in Toasted Cake
Click here for Toasted Cake 180, featuring my story "What Dreams May Hatch."