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actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, August 19-20: Collect 'em all!
2017-08-19 12:54 MDT

Saturday! Blockades! See below. Not a heck of a lot of them, to be sure, but on the Cerulean Ocean we appear to have a brand new flag making its first moves, so that's a thing. And speaking of brand new, an event has been announced for this afternoon on t . . . .


actually writing blog: but these words are also words
2017-08-15 01:23 MDT

This is a blog post about self-accountability, self-appreciation, and word count. What words count? All words count. Because I wrote them, and I can count them. Someone in one of my Habitica guilds created us a new guild Challenge--a set of Habits, Dailie . . . .


actually writing blog: this fictionette is good practice and also not to blame
2017-08-11 23:53 MDT

Good evening! It is Friday; here is a Fictionette. "How Grief Transforms You" (ebook, audiobook) juxtaposes a bereft parent, obnoxious gossipy neighbors, and a mysterious phenomenon causing nightly havoc in the forest. It went more or less according to sch . . . .


actually writing blog: projects proliferate perversely
2017-08-10 23:08 MDT

So I was scanning my list of favorite fiction markets, and it turns out Daily Science Fiction 1. only accepts pieces up to 1500 words long, disqualifying several pieces I'm looking to submit, but 2. does accept pieces as short as 100 words. Yay, drabble ma . . . .


actually writing blog: kind of like the way pain just means you're alive
2017-08-10 00:12 MDT

I've been thinking about interactive fiction. Specifically, I've been thinking about a particular short-short of mine, "Keeping Time," and how I might expand it into an interactive piece. I've actually been thinking about this for a couple years now, but i . . . .


actually writing blog: what you can never have too much of
2017-08-08 00:30 MDT

Greetings from the tail end of a very satisfying Monday. It was a day made up of writing and household work and quality video game time. And this despite a kind of rough-start morning. If all days could be like to day, I could get a huge lot of stuff done . . . .


actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, August 5-6: My how the week just flew by
2017-08-05 11:34 MDT

Hey, look, when did it get to be Saturday again? I swear I have been hard at work this past week, but I just haven't managed to get to the items at the end of the to-do list, including blogging. So. Next week will be better. Meanwhile, in the YPP universe . . . .


actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, July 29-30: The target specified is no longer valid
2017-07-29 11:56 MDT

What is wrong with everyone? There are two--count 'em, two-- blockades currently scheduled across the entire YPP universe. That's it. One on Cerulean and one on Meridian, both scheduled for noon Pirate Time today. WHERE IS EVERYONE OMG (and why nothing on . . . .


actually writing blog: of flesh and blood, born to make mistakes, yadda tunefully yadda
2017-07-28 22:32 MDT

Well. After that big, passionate, weary oasis manifesto yesterday... I went and got all caught up in following today's news cycle and didn't write for beans. Not a biscuit. Not even a little green apple. Nothing. Then I went out to Buddha Thai where I kept . . . .


actually writing blog: this is my oasis of normality it is a nice oasis have a coconut
2017-07-27 22:37 MDT

Things are getting kind of unhinged out there. (Getting?) OK, more unhinged. Dramatically more unhinged. I'm not oblivious to this--I wish I had the luxury to be oblivious, but I don't think anyone has that luxury, not really. I've been keeping a browser t . . . .

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