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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 . . . .
actually writing blog: this time i'm taking notes
2018-03-05 23:10 MST
This is another Monday post announcing a Friday Fictionette that got released on Saturday, because I am a time warp. The March 2nd release is titled "Taking Care of Bigfoot" and it involves that near-universal childhood discovery of what usually happens w . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, March 3-4: welp, better find something else to do
2018-03-03 12:50 MST
As of 11:24 AM Pirate Time on Saturday, March 3rd, there is only one blockade on the schedule. Just one! There is a Brigand King attack on the Cerulean Ocean, and that's it. I don't even know if Tyranny will be defending. (They are not jobbing as far as I . . . .
actually writing blog: this fictionette heaved a great big sigh of relief and another of disappointment
2018-02-25 00:03 MST
All right! That's it! I'm all caught up! The appallingly late Friday Fictionette for February 16th is now up, and so is the mildly late February 23rd one. They go something like this: "When in Rome" (teaser excerpt, full text ebook and audiobook), in whic . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 24-25: tsia
2018-02-24 13:09 MST
Not a lot to say about this weekend's blockades. They're mainly on the Cerulean and Emerald Oceans, and they are listed here. I'm not playing in the noon blockades because 1. I'm at a restaurant whose wifi has blocked the necessary port for logging on, 2. . . . .
actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 17-18: take it to parley already jeez
2018-02-17 14:15 MST
The Oceanmasters are unusually involved in this weekend's blockade shenanigans. Well, I say "involved," but that may be overstating things. Vilya holds Frond Island on the Cerulean Ocean, and they do not appear to be defending it against a small attacking . . . .
actually writing blog: does everything from posole to queso blanco
2018-02-14 22:13 MST
I was going to blog about cooking yesterday, but I was obliged to sacrifice yesterday on the altar of Overdue Household Administration Tasks. So you get the cooking blog post a day late. Here it is. A few weeks ago, I woke up from a dream about cooking po . . . .