Niki's Latest Blog Posts
actually writing blog: successful coping strategies are a work in progress
2017-10-18 00:46 MDT
So every once in a while I question my routine. I ask myself: those things I do every morning, my "daily gottas," are they worth it? They're my whole so-called morning shift, two hours of the day's writing in fact, and other than the bit designated Submiss . . . .
actually writing blog: just a minite ago it was last week where did the time go
2017-10-16 23:14 MDT
I saw this great tweet this morning about how A NEW EVIL ARISES but it is MONDAY so EVIL HAS A HARD TIME GETTING OUT OF BED. It was funnier in the original, but the paraphrase will do. This goes double for the first Monday back from a week of productive an . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, October 13-14: this fictionette will sail the Haunted Seas (yes, we're crossing the streams again)
2017-10-14 13:09 MDT
First off, I have the week's Friday Fictionette to announce. It's a day late. (Sorry. Feeble excuses are made in the Author's Note.) It's "Word Made Flesh" (ebook, audiobook), and, with apologies to Dr. Seuss, it's about how you unthunk a Glunk, more or le . . . .
actually writing blog: i come by this all-worn-out business honestly
2017-10-13 00:03 MDT
Wooooo I am exhausted. It's late and I'm squinty-tired and bruised. So this will be short. Here's the teal deer version: I DID ALL THE THINGS AND DERBY TOO. And also solid playtime on my computer over beer and pizza after derby. I made a very good day happ . . . .
actually writing blog: fresh seafood in a landlocked town (but then you already know about the sushi)
2017-10-11 22:51 MDT
Well, here's a thing I never thought I'd do in a Colorado ski town. I just went to the butcher shop next to the bakery (you know, on the City Market side of town?) and ordered a pound and a half of live lobster for Friday. BECAUSE THEY SAID I COULD. Also t . . . .
actually writing blog: the writer should get adequate exercise daily; one small mountain should be sufficient
2017-10-11 00:58 MDT
First off, I'd like to correct any misunderstandings from yesterday's blog post. I was not, and am not, particularly displeased with the way yesterday turned out. In some ways, it turned out better than today. I did find time to spin, for instance. (I did . . . .
actually writing blog: some things still hold true, even with extra altitude
2017-10-09 23:38 MDT
Tonight is my second night in Avon, Colorado. I arrived yesterday around 5:30 or 6:00 PM or so. Hi. The drive was pleasant, if more tiring than I expected (though I should have expected it; I'd been up since 7:00 AM and had attended a full 3-hour roller d . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, October 7-8: Can't stop the signal
2017-10-07 12:37 MDT
Happy Saturday, pirates everywhere! This weekend in blockades features the rabid attack of anything that moves by flag Dragon Lords on the Meridian Ocean. Can't complain! Can't have a blockade without somebody willing to attack someone else! And this valua . . . .
actually writing blog: time for this fictionette to run away
2017-10-07 00:15 MDT
Good evening. This week's Friday Fictionette is "Seven Chickadees" (ebook, audiobook), in which we discover the unexpected dangers of being able to talk to birds. Also the banal irritations. Chickadees, y'all. Can they talk. After all my blather yesterday . . . .
actually writing blog: on your mark get set no pressure go
2017-10-05 16:00 MDT
It's October and I'm feeling a little inadequate. Remember how last year, round about this time, I declared the autumn to be my Novel Writing Season? I was going to have as many short stories ready for submission as possible, and then I was going to focus . . . .