author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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actually writing blog: but what is achievable is itself worthwhile, and worth celebrating
2018-08-13 20:53 MDT

This week is off to a great start. I'm kind of being sarcastic here, but also not. Not sarcastic because I have been so productive! Even over the weekend! But also sarcastic because MOTHS. Awful, awful moths. Awful, awful levels of intense household cleani . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, August 4-5: Guess who's back? No, not ME. I mean THEM.
2018-08-04 14:34 MDT

The Friday Fictionette for August 3 went up last night (very late last night). It's called "We're All in This Together." It's sort of about consensual dytopias and sort of weird. Subscribers can download the ebook and/or audiobook from Patreon. Interested . . . .

actually writing blog: the good news is we don't have to go deeper
2018-07-30 23:07 MDT

Today we're gonna talk about procrastination. Or, rather, avoidance; procrastination is merely a common visible symptom of avoidance, Avoidance that, in my case, leads to further avoidance. Contagious avoidance that infects previously unaffected tasks. Rec . . . .

actually writing blog: this must be friday i never was any good at fridays
2018-07-27 23:51 MDT

This may not be news, considering how many times I've said "The Friday Fictionette for this week will be late again" (and yes, I am saying it again) but I kind of suck at Fridays. I'm still not sure whether I suck at Fridays in an avoidable way or not. H . . . .

actually writing blog: newsflash: simple isn't, easy ain't
2018-07-25 23:55 MDT

OMG there is a PLOT HOLE in my story. This is not a typo; this is an honest-to-goodness LOGIC ERROR. Which was present when the story went out on submission the first time. SHAME. So... the protagonist is only home because of taking a semester off from co . . . .

actually writing blog: things return to normal, for fairly decent values of normal
2018-07-24 12:47 MDT

Yesterday I got to everything but the blogging, so today I'm starting with the blogging. This my occasional strategy for making sure I do all of the writing things--start with whatever didn't happen yesterday, to make sure it happens today. I am very cleve . . . .

actually writing blog: the saga continues: skating happens, much venison is eaten
2018-07-20 10:31 MDT

Have just arrived at Chicago Union Station. Will be boarding the train for Denver in just under four hours. Going by my experience on the outbound journey, there won't be a wifi hotspot on the California Zephyr (or if there is one, it won't get much reliab . . . .

actually writing blog: in which real derby hits happen and kimchi gets assembled
2018-07-19 14:16 MDT

Departure day dawns. It has been a morning of laundry and leftovers and last-minute printing out of things. My right hand is dyed orange from having packed up a sampling of Monday's kimchi to take home (insert "caught red-handed" jokes HERE). I've gotten m . . . .

actually writing blog: after a small interruption we continue with our tale
2018-07-18 22:54 MDT

Had a late night last night and didn't have the oomph left over to continue the travel journal. Late night tonight, too, but enough is enough. Skip two days, you wind up skipping three, then a whole week, then nothing gets blogged at all. So! Picking up wh . . . .

actually writing blog: my trip to new orleans: things done and seen thus far, by nicole j. leboeuf, age 42 & 1/4 - part 1 of i think maybe 5
2018-07-16 21:01 MDT

So I'm doing the travelogue blogging thing, but the traveling began five days ago, so I'm already in catch-up mode. LIKE I ALWAYS AM. I figure, if I blog about two days on every one day, I'll get caught up by the time I leave New Orleans. Sound good? Good. . . . .

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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."