author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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actually writing blog: i know i know just let me farm another 800 stone bricks ok
2018-10-10 22:30 MDT

OK, so. Confession time. I'm addicted to smartphone app games, and I don't even have a smartphone. What I have is a laptop running the Android simulator Bluestacks. I installed it several years ago when John showed me the game he was playing at the time, . . . .

actually writing blog: actually the only kind of dating i've ever done
2018-10-08 23:33 MDT

Manuscript submissions can be thought of as something like internet dating. Manuscripts go out and meet editors. Both hope that something will click. Most often nothing does. Maybe the editor says "Not for us at this time," or maybe the author looks at the . . . .

actually writing blog: but the universe nevertheless reminds you are loved, and that you have work to do
2018-09-25 17:13 MDT

Oh hi there. So. Life has been a lot lately; hence the radio silence. Roller derby has been a lot of that lot. There was the North America West Continental Cup, as you know. Then there was our annual B-52 B-team tournament, officially branded this year as . . . .

actually writing blog: what i did after i came home from my summer not-so-vacation
2018-09-01 01:46 MDT

It's been almost a week since I've said hi. Hi, blog! Stuff has been happening. I came home from Omaha on Monday! I got sick! Now I'm getting better! I had a massage and a day off from practice on Tuesday, then I had classic sinusy crap on Wednesday, and . . . .

actually writing blog: all's well that ends with a bang
2018-08-25 22:12 MDT

Hey hey! We won today! Boulder County: 260; Pikes Peak: 167. Our goal was 1. to win, and 2. by a bigger margin than last time we played them, and, hot damn, that's what we did. Good job, BCB! Live Bold, Bleed Gold! I'm told we looked a lot more together, . . . .

actually writing blog: couldn't have happened to a nicer team
2018-08-24 23:09 MDT

Alas, we lost our Day 1 game. It was a decisive loss, too. Happy Valley 199, Boulder County 123. And there really wasn't much more we could have done about it. Sometimes you go in, you do all the things you've been practicing, but it's just not enough beca . . . .

actually writing blog: derby to eat my weekend live in HD
2018-08-23 22:34 MDT

Hi, y'all. I'm in Omaha (well, actually, Ralston), Nebraska at the Holiday Inn that shares a parking lot with the Ralston Arena (see?), and tomorrow is Day 1 of the North America West Continental Cup. Basically, it's Division 2 Playoffs only under a new re . . . .

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 . . . .

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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."