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actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, January 20-21: Did you know a magpie can recognize its reflection in a mirror?
2018-01-20 12:21 MST
We've reached the final date on Cronus's Obsidian Blockade Plan with the much-anticipated opening of Magpie Island. Admiral Finius will defend it against all comers, declared currently as Consider it Sunk and Lion's Bane. (Links go to flags' blockade inten . . . .
actually writing blog: this fictionette had to make it up as it went along (and takes its waking slow)
2018-01-19 23:59 MST
On time this week, by a hair. "The Education of Baby Rocket" (excerpt for all, ebook and audiobook for Patrons) is now available for your perusal. It's about fear, mostly, but also homesickness, and what exactly we mean by "home" in the first place. I los . . . .
actually writing blog: i'll take the 1800-word entree and a side order of sticking my tongue out at jerk-brain
2018-01-17 23:55 MST
Two things tonight. Well, maybe three. Three things tonight. Thing the first: I am having a hell of a time coming up with things to blog about this week. That I have three things tonight is kind of amazing. I think maybe I if I had been better sticking to . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, January 13-14: Skates, ships, what's the diff?
2018-01-13 14:19 MST
It's Saturday! I'm late with everything, I'm pressed for time because [see below], but I am still going to bring you the weekend blockade schedule because that's how much I love you. Here are some highlights scavenged from the Puzzle Pirates Forums; for th . . . .
actually writing blog: and then jerk-brain tried to drink up all my rocket-fuel but i said
2018-01-11 23:56 MST
There's another side of the Jerk-Brain vs. Gamification battle I didn't talk about yesterday because, frankly, that post had already gone on long enough. That was a post all about what happens after the writing that determines whether I get to actually fee . . . .
actually writing blog: working around a broken gold star dispenser
2018-01-10 23:56 MST
Announcement: I have begun to mail fruitcake to people! This involved taste-testing it, of course. (Also I hadn't had breakfast yet. My taste-test was rather thorough.) Past taste-tests indicate that rum really isn't the right flavor for fruitcake, at leas . . . .
actually writing blog: adventures are what happens when you're busy making other plans that you subsequently get distracted from
2018-01-09 23:45 MST
Broke my New Year's streak of flawless workdays yesterday. Had to happen sometime. Had things on the schedule after which I felt tired and headachy and sick and good for nothing. So I wound up just doing my freewriting last night and not much else. (Of cou . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, January 6-7: All of Obsidian At Loggerheads, Blockade at 12:00
2018-01-06 11:20 MST
Welp, today's the big day: Loggerhead Island on the Obsidian Ocean, a.k.a. "Dark Seas," will be blockaded at noon Pirate Time so as to determine its first player-flag owner. It's being held by Admiral Finius for the purposes of giving everyone someone to f . . . .
actually writing blog: this fictionette still counts as a win i don't care
2018-01-05 23:56 MST
The first Friday Fictionette of 2018 is out on time! It is not out early, and the Wattpad excerpt will have to wait, but the bits that matter are not out late. So there. The title is "The Ones Who Don't Walk Away Fast Enough" (public excerpt, Patron-only . . . .
actually writing blog: pathological multitasking strikes again or maybe bowls a strike i don't know yet jury's still out
2018-01-04 23:08 MST
I had no idea what to blog about today, but I had some 650 words left on a battle with a Tylu (they're tough!) and only half an hour to finish up in, so I just started babbling to myself about my day so far in hopes of stumbling across an appropriate blog . . . .