author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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actually writing blog: where i'm at and where i'm going
2018-04-07 16:46 MDT

No Puzzle Pirates/Spiral Knights blogging today. Had as much as I could do getting the Friday Fictionette for April 6 out on not-quite-time, and then it was half past noon and time to go eat crawfish. More about both in the paragraphs what follow. I swear . . . .


actually writing blog: lather rinse whine repeat
2018-04-05 00:33 MDT

I have been slowly working my way through the revision of "Survival, After." It was under 750 words when I first wrote it; it had to be, given the constraints of the contest I wrote it for. Now it just has to be whatever length it needs to be in order to s . . . .


actually writing blog: whether it's an excuse or an explanation depends on the night
2018-04-03 23:52 MDT

OMG lookit me I'm writing after derby. Help. I go back and forth on whether I can usefully get stuff done after derby. When I started this post during the last half hour before practice, I was thinking, this whole "can't work after derby, sorry" thing is . . . .


actually writing blog: and by here i mean now
2018-04-02 18:12 MDT

As April begins, seeing as how I haven't really blogged regularly for about a month, it seems like we're due a little "here's where we're at" post. And by "we" I mean me. Here's where me's at. Me's at a good place with Friday Fictionettes. I'm really, rea . . . .


actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, March 31-April 1: Blockades as per YPP usual, killer creepy cakes in SK
2018-03-31 13:08 MDT

Hullo all. Not a heckuvalot to say about the blockade scene this weekend. The complete schedule as of this writing is below, go forth, have fun, etc. As far as last weekend goes, Keep the Peace would like to express their thanks to their jobbers on the Obs . . . .


actually writing blog: avoidance and its protective coloring in the revision habitat
2018-03-20 17:30 MDT

So on the 16th I released the Friday Fictionette for March 9th, then yesterday the one for March 16th. Here's a little bit about 'em. Friday, March 9, 2018: "Tomorrow Belongs to the Dragons" (excerpt, ebook, audio). Dragon skeletons are a dime a dozen, bu . . . .


actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, March 17-18: Waving red flags at charging bulls to invigorate the Dark Seas blockading scene
2018-03-17 12:58 MDT

Ahoy! It's Saturday--time for the blockade schedule and any other YPP news worth noting. First off, sorry to miss y'all last week; I was in a hotel in Cincinnati preparing to play in a double header between the host league and our own Boulder County Bombe . . . .


actually writing blog: on setting oneself unreasonable expectations
2018-03-09 22:08 MST

"It'll be fine," I said. "The story's almost done. I'll just finish it up in the hotel in Cincinnati." Turns out, when you spent all day running errands and then you go to the Denver Airport and you fly across two time zones in an eastward direction so th . . . .


actually writing blog: i often dislike ironclaw menders
2018-03-08 22:49 MST

Speaking of the Tide app (as I was yesterday), it gave me a really weird "inspirational" quote today. I honestly wondered for a moment if i was looking at InspiroBot. Except it was way too topical. Today is International Women's Day, and the "greeting word . . . .


actually writing blog: watching the time as it passes in tomato-sized chunks
2018-03-06 17:41 MST

4thewords.com has made a huge difference in my productivity as far as word count goes, but I seem to have let it diminish my productivity in terms of time. Measuring my writing in terms of monster battles is not of universal utility. It's amazing how I can . . . .

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2018-04-16: "What Dreams May Hatch" in Toasted Cake

Click here for Toasted Cake 180, featuring my story "What Dreams May Hatch."