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actually writing blog: oh hey i get it now ha ha ha *sob*
2017-05-24 00:58 MDT

Or, Why Went Dark Over the Weekend. Chapter 1: We Are Careful The domain was paid through March 18. I got multiple reminders of this. And I did not ignore them! But I had faith in the auto-renewal system. Which is to say: Check the "au . . . .

actually writing blog: the author reflects on her bedtime reading, and also her morning and lunchtime reading
2017-05-19 00:56 MDT

OK, so I only spent part of the day in bed reading. There's something about raising the blinds to discover a slushy spring snow falling all over everything that makes it really tempting not to get up. (I promise I did eventually get up and get some solid w . . . .

actually writing blog: hello Hugo voter packet; goodbye productivity
2017-05-17 23:31 MDT

All right already. "Later in the weekend" turned into effin' Wednesday, but here it is: "The Parable of the Singer," the Friday Fictionette for May 12 (ebook, audiobook). A little light blasphemy in the key of, oh, I dunno, Milton maybe. I am going to refr . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, May 13-14: Grudge-matches galore and BKs to beat on
2017-05-13 12:53 MDT

This weekend's blockade schedule appears to dominated by, on the Meridian Ocean, Barely Dressed's war with Infamous (seven blockades all kicking off right about noon today) and on the Cerulean Ocean, The Coalition versus The Stumbling Solo (three blockades . . . .

actually writing blog: whatever gets you out of bed in the morning
2017-05-10 23:53 MDT

I think I'm finally getting back into the everyday swing of things. Got up on time, did my daily writing deeds, dynamited huge chunks out of Mt. Overdue, uploaded the Wednesday volunteer reading recording on time, and went to an optional derby practice bec . . . .

actually writing blog: this fictionette is out of breath and freshly full of bruises
2017-05-10 01:30 MDT

I had hoped to have last week's Friday Fictionette done early, gloriously finished and filed under "Scheduled Release" by the time I boarded my plane out of Denver. When this did not happen, I thought I might be able to finish it piecemeal over Thursday an . . . .

actually writing blog: greetings from the wrong side of I-5
2017-05-04 23:50 MDT

Somehow we fit two whole days into today. There was the first day, the one spent almost entirely on airplanes and in airports. Then there was the second day, the one spent A. in a hotel in Eugene on the unfashionable side of I-5, and B. in the Lane Events . . . .

actually writing blog: the intertubes are for watching roller derby
2017-05-04 00:24 MDT

I am in the throes of last-minute travel preparation, but I'm pausing all that RIGHT NOW to inform y'all of how you can watch the Boulder County Bombers "All Stars" skate at The Big O this weekend without leaving the comfort of your home nor yet, depending . . . .

actually writing blog: we pause now for a rave audiobook review
2017-05-02 00:47 MDT

It's Hugo season, and the list of finalists in just about every award category this year is so very promising that I've been using it as a reading assignment in earnest. For reasons that don't need to be listed here (not least because millions of pixels ha . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, April 29-30: Getcher doubloons now while supplies are still affordable
2017-04-29 12:10 MDT

Rubber Duckies of Doom are at it again, continuing their efforts to single-flaggedly resurrect the blockade scene on the Emerald Ocean. That's a fine ocean for those purposes. Doubloon prices are still under 4K per on Emerald, unlike on Meridian where (no . . . .

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