About Me Monday Peeve: Don't Try To Be All Things to Everyone

 



My son has a cold. It's such fun living in an era when a common cold strikes terror into the heart. He was filling in a hole yesterday and got very sweaty. Then it clouded up and started flashing lightning and cooled down a fair bit, so he ended up with a chill.

I have to take the car to the body shop for repairs and will need to have a rental for a few days. This old dude rear-ended me while I was making a left turn. Fortunately, it wasn't a high enough impact to deploy the airbags. If it isn't one thing it's ten others.

The place where I get most of my income these days is doing book reviews, which isn't as much fun as it sounds like it would be. It's actually very stressful. I am also working on my own writing. You know, those grand literary efforts that I share in this hallowed space.

I keep learning the hard way that I shouldn't try to be all things to everyone. I took on two unpaid book reviews for people outside the Online Book Club. (This doesn't count the review that I did as an in-kind favor for a fellow author in return for a guest spot on their blog.) 

Gratis guest posts are one thing because the author is responsible for creating the post themselves. I just plug in the HTML on my book review blog. It's an easy way for me to help aspiring authors. Reviews, on the other hand, take up a huge amount of time, and that impacts my income because I'm doing volunteer reviews instead of paid reviews. It also impacts my ability to work on my own material because my brain is toast. 

I reworked my literary services page (https://ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com/p/ornery-literary-services.html) to reflect the fact that I will now only do book reviews for either a $25 fee or an in-kind trade. I have zero advertising budget, so if someone gives me a guest spot on their blog to spread the word about my work, that is a huge help. 

Part of the problem lies in the fact that I would love to review each and every book that I have an opportunity to promote. They all sound so fascinating. If I were independently wealthy, I would stop doing the paid reviews for Online Book Club and only do volunteer reviews. However, the one bad brain that I have doesn't possess the ability to review two books in a day plus write my own content. 

I have to complete a book review approximately every other day to make at least $500 per month. Unfortunately, I am not able to make a living as an author at this point. 

No more volunteering time I don't have. I've always been bad about doing this.

If I don't take care of me, how the hell am I gonna take care of anybody else? 

And no, I am not a "bad person" for needing to look out for Number One.

I'm a slow learner.

Cie

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I've loved this song for decades. It reminds me that I need to take care of myself, which is something I've never been good about.

Weekend Writing Warriors 20 September 2020



The Notes
Last time, Robin annoyed Ketil with his speculations regarding Yitzy.

The Snippet
“Apologies for me partner,” the large ghoul interjected, again doffing his newsboy cap. “We are new to the Land of Xura, but we have heard of you and the House of Lost Dreams, Ketil Nagel. I am John Tamboli the Tambourine Man, otherwise known as Little John, and this is my bosom companion Robin Roberts, or Robin Hood, as he prefers.”

“Yes, well, I am sure he has robbed many hoods,” Ketil quipped. “It is nice to make your acquaintance at any rate, Little John. I am not yet convinced of the pleasure of making Big Robin’s acquaintance, but my friend Yitzy has instilled in me the belief that one should avoid making hasty judgments, and possibly hasty puddings, if one is not well versed in cooking such. All humor aside, however, I am not sure it would be well for a ghoul to enter this house. It is my experience that ghouls not born ghoul become ghouls because of traumatic circumstances, and this house has a tendency to try and make one relive their traumas. Regardless of what you may have heard, there is no gold, glory, nor benevolent magic to be found in this malign structure.”


“But adventure there is, yes?” Robin inquired, holding the door open for his companions.

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Readers Roost: First Line Friday Flash Fiction 18 September 2020

Readers Roost: First Line Friday Flash Fiction 18 September 2020:  I took a shortcut and copy-pasted my shares of today's First Line Friday stories with my comments from http://netherworldwritersguild.tumblr.com

Check it out to discover some great new flash fiction. All of these stories were standouts!

I am currently working on three book reviews. I need to learn not to double-book (or triple-book) myself. The pun wasn't intended, but it is appropriate.


First Chapter Friday + First Line Friday: Fetch: Going Under

 

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Going Under

I

One by one the lights of the city block winked out, the dark coming ever closer. Daniel Clifford regarded the oncoming dimness with disdain.

“You think I give a rat-fuck if this shite storm tears this fuckin’ city apart?” he sneered. “I’ve fuck-all to lose. Fucking garbage hand I was given with this achy-breaky-shake-and-bakey brain of mine. Should the forces of evil invade, I’ll lay down me life with nary an ounce of qualm. Come on, you rat fuck sons of bitches, you call this a storm? Ain’t like it’s anything close to a typhoon or a monsoon. I want to see the end of everything. I want to be under the sea. Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me.”

As a strong gust rattled the windows, the power went out. Daniel rose to part the curtains fully. He heard his sister give a cry of surprise downstairs and snorted derisively.

“Don’t be a dizzy cow, Amber,” Daniel sighed. “It’s nothing but a wee zephyr, an innocent tempest wafting in from the ocean. A whiff of a whisk, a gale in the dusk, the breath of the ocean bringing the musk of the briny to the shore. A little more violent than the average breeze is this ill wind from the savage seas.”

Since the computer was without power, Daniel found a pad and paper to write down the words that came to his mind, sans the part about Amber being a dizzy cow. As he finished scribbling in the low light, his eye fell on a statuette on his desk.

Daniel ran his finger over the long, dark hair and angular face of the figurine made in the likeness of his father, Gerry, at thirty years of age. This was the Gerry Clifford that most of the world knew; the underrated genius behind Mainline, a latter twentieth-century blues-rock band that was either famous or infamous depending on one’s perspective. The elfin guitarist had an intense expression on his face. Daniel smiled, and a tear ran down his cheek.

“What were ya thinkin’, Daddy?” he asked. “What were you thinkin’ in the picture they made this model from? Course in the front of your mind, you were probably thinkin’ about what chord came next, but in the back of your mind, what was going on? Were you thinking of home? Were you thinkin’ of Mum and Amber and me?”

Daniel was glad that his father hadn’t lived down to the reputation that many musicians had of being philanderers unable to keep their fly zipped whenever a willing female offered them a romp. It pleased him that groupies found his father tepid while reporters branded him as enigmatic. Had Gerry Clifford been their only source of sustenance, the tabloids would have starved, and the world would have been a better place for their demise.

“I hope you know that you were always a hero to me, Da,” Daniel said softly.

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

Acknowledgments

“Under the Sea” is a song from the 1989 Disney motion picture The Little Mermaid.

The Cerenarian Sea is part of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreamlands. It appears in his story Celephais, first publication The Rainbow, May 1922.

Mormo is the creation of H.P. Lovecraft. She appears in The Horror at Red Hook, first publication Weird Tales, January 1927.

Nyarlathotep is the creation of H.P. Lovecraft, appearing in his 1920 story of the same name.

Inspired by the 11 September 2020 First Line Friday prompt at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/09/11/first-line-friday-september-11th-2020/

Submitted to https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/ on 14 September 2020 for the Write about a character arriving in a place unlike anywhere they’ve ever been prompt. Also inspired by the Write a story that feels lonely, despite being set in a packed city and Set your story in a place with extreme weather, but don’t use any weather-related words to describe it prompts.

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Do the Dude: MFRW Blog Challenge Week 38

 


Do I do the dude?

If I didn't have the libido of a flat tire lying on the side of the road collecting dust, I would do the dude, because that is how I'm wired. But this isn't about my sexual orientation or my dead-in-the-water libido that I don't want to revive and would straight-up kill anyone attempting to resuscitate it.

The question for this week's MFRW Blog Challenge is:

Week 38: MM Books: write them? Read them? Why or why not?

The later books in the Carnal Invasion series have a lot of man to man action in them. I definitely write M-M.

Most of my M-M reading has been in the fan fiction department. And yes, I do ship the above ship. As a wise soul said, those guys do not have a brotherly vibe.

Regarding romance, I often like reading M-M romance better than M-F. It may be just as full of tropes and cliches, but to my untrained eye, they aren't quite as glaring. M-M seems more authentic.

So, the answer to this week's question is yes and yes.

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FOAD Thursday: I Hate the New Blogger Interface

 


The new Blogger interface can FOAD.

Do you know who fargles up a perfectly simple interface, Blogger?

What he said.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Fortunately for Blogger, I hate Wordpress even worse.

That is all. I just had to bitch about it to help myself refocus.

The Owl Hath Spoken


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A Bit Anticlimactic: MFRW Book Hooks 16 September 2020


The Blurb
Geeky Gandy Stafford's lifelong fantasy comes true when he meets the otherworldly Dorma and Desyra. These last remnants of a botched extraterrestrial invasion discover that they require a great deal of energy to maintain their human forms.

The easiest way to obtain essential power?

Sex, and lots of it.

The Snippet
“Yeah, uh, never mind. I’ve got a lot to teach you. Now, I know it may be a real letdown for the pair of you to have stumbled across a nobody like me, but from my side, this is the coolest thing that has ever happened! I can’t wait to learn more about your people. How did you end up here anyway?”

“We were resting in the pod when the ship was struck by multiple objects. The pod released and deposited us here.”

“Oh, so, not an epic space battle or something. That’s kind of anticlimactic. I mean—that was a dumb thing to say. I’m sorry about your ship and all. But maybe more of your kind came here.”

You can read last week's snippet here.


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My author interview on Amber Daulton's blog

Please check out my author interview at Amber Daulton's blog.

The featured book is the Carnal Invasion collection. Lil DeVille is my pen name for writing erotica. If you search for Cara Hartley on Amazon, all you'll find is poetry. So if you're looking for spicy stories rather than depressive and snarky verse, be sure to search for Lil DeVille.

Thank you, Amber, for allowing me to be your guest!

Weekend Writing Warriors 13 September 2020



The Notes
Last time, Ketil and Ytizy met ghouls Little John Tamboli and Robin Roberts outside the Xura Dream House.

The Snippet
“We have heard of the House of Lost Dreams, young blond shade of a fencepost,” the small ghoul cackled. “We have also heard of Lord Ketil Morbid. Dead as a doornail has he been since the age of twenty-five, but a lost soul he is not, per se, for he is spotted everywhere about the Dreamlands. This companion of yours we have not seen previously, Lord Morbid. Is this the legendary Eihort, come to convolute and pollute our brains with his parasitic brood?”

“This is not Eihort, and well you know it, annoying tomtenisse,” Ketil retorted. “Eihort is described as a ‘bloated blanched oval, supported on a myriad of fleshless legs’ with eyes continuously forming in its gelatinous body. This is my friend Yitzy, a member of the venerated Great Race of Yith. Anyone with working vision can see that his body is conical, not ovoid. He has no legs, only a great snail-like foot upon which he glides surprisingly gracefully, and he has a constant set of three eyes; further, his form is far more rubbery than gelatinous.”

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Tackle It Tuesday: Blogging With ADHD and Anxiety

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Having a brain that doesn't work the way brains "should" puts a person on a lonely road in this world when people are impatient and unwilling to understand. Which, to be honest, is most of the time. With posts like this one, I hope to foster tolerance and to encourage an attitude of helping people learn and grow rather than ostracizing those who don't fit the mold.

I'm not talking about trolls and spammers. They should be banished with extreme prejudice.

I'm talking about those bloggers who aren't "good" bloggers. The people who may not reply to comments right away and sometimes don't reply at all. The people whose participation in blog hops is irregular at best. The people who don't return visits or sometimes visit only a few people on the blog hop. 

These kinds of people tend to get labeled with epithets like "jerk" and other less kind names and are thought of as being rude and selfish. However, in my experience, most people whose "blogging etiquette" is not up to Emily Blog-Post's standards are not the bungholes of the blogging world, they are overwhelmed.

These guys actually are bungholes

I still struggle with the comments part of things. I'm pretty good about visiting all the blogs in the writers' blog hops (except for the IWSG--let's not go there), but sometimes it may take me a while to getting around to publishing comments, and, depending on my state of mind, I may not be able to reply to them. That isn't ideal, but I'm better than I used to be about it, and I probably will never be perfect. I could get drunk before replying to comments, but that wouldn't be pretty and it's not a good idea, so I think I won't employ that strategy.

I have ADHD, which means that I'm garbage with organizing things. However, one trick I've learned--very recently--is to prepare my posts ahead of time. I missed this month's MFRW Steam Hop because I'm disorganized and forgot about the sucker. 

To ensure that I'll be up to speed for future MFRW Steam hops, I've prescheduled my posts for October, November, and December. I can go back in and edit the posts as needed, and they will be there in my queue for this blog to remind me that I need to add my linky to the hop at the appropriate time.

Thus, the TL:DR for this post is:

Disorganized Wonders, schedule your posts ahead of time whenever possible. It will make your blogging experience easier.

Practically Perfect People, please try to be patient with those who seem to always be running behind and whose etiquette may not entirely align with yours. You don't know what challenges they may be dealing with. Don't curse them out or call them names like "dead weight" or "jerk." 

I'm in my fifties now and am just learning certain things that might have saved me a lot of misery if I'd caught on sooner. Nothing has come easily to me, and it didn't help that I had people calling me stupid, flaky, and selfish. We should try to build one another up rather than tearing each other down.

~Ornery Owl Has Declared It So~



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A Geeky Guide: MFRW Book Hooks 8 August 2020


The Blurb
Geeky Gandy Stafford's lifelong fantasy comes true when he meets the otherworldly Dorma and Desyra. These last remnants of a botched extraterrestrial invasion discover that they require a great deal of energy to maintain their human forms.

The easiest way to obtain essential power?

Sex, and lots of it.

The Snippet
“Why is the Supreme Game Lord responsible for the tending of the grounds?” Dorma asked.

“Um...well...look, Ladies, honestly, that’s a title I gave myself just for fun. Supreme Game Lord sounds a lot cooler than groundskeeper. It’s a little harmless delusion to keep me going. The truth is, you probably couldn’t have found a more uncool representative of my species if you tried. I’m kind of a loser and definitely a dork. But I do have good observational skills, and that’ll come in handy. Because you two may be a super-advanced species, but without me, you’re totally gonna stand out like an ice trooper in a lava lounge.”

The two invaders gazed curiously at Gandy.

You can read last week's snippet here.

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Weekend Writing Warriors 6 September 2020



The Notes
In the previous snippet, Cockney ghouls Robin Roberts and Little John Tamboli discuss the presence of Ketil and Yitzy at the storied Xura Dream House. You can read last week's snippet here.

The Snippet
Just as Ketil and Yitzy were about to enter the House of Lost Dreams, an impressively tall and corpulent ghoul and his diminutive companion approached. The small ghoul was feasting on a piece of liver while his large friend consumed a chunk of thigh.

“Excuse and pardon us, good chaps,” the portly ghoul demurred, tipping his newsboy cap. “Before you enter this place of occultish occurrence, my chum and I would like to take just a peek on your behalf, simply to ensure that you will have a perfectly safe and relaxing visit.”

“Are you perhaps new around here, old tomtenisse?” Ketil inquired. “Surely, I would recall seeing such an impressive ghoul as yourself previously, but there again, I have seen many ghouls. I ask if you are new, because if you were accustomed to the ways of Xura, you would know that this is not a house of relaxation and recreation. It is a house not well to enter unless one must. Even then it is a house not well to enter, but one must.”

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Insecure Writers Support Group 2 September 2020: My Posthumous Writing Partner

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This month's question from the Insecure Writers' Support Group:
September 2 question - If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?

Well...

Apparently, these days it's not a popular opinion, but I am as much the anti-popularity chick as I am the anti-fashion chick, so I don't care too much about that.

It's obvious to anyone who subjects themselves to my writing on a regular basis that I have been heavily influenced by H.P. Lovecraft.

Lovecraft is not a popular influence in these days of Wokeness because his strange upbringing and phobias of pretty much everything led him to hold unfortunate xenophobic viewpoints. However, I was a Lovecraft connaisseur long before the Wokescolds decided to wring every last drop of enjoyment out of every last thing that they could get their Woke claws on, and I endeavored to learn about the author himself as well as deriving enjoyment from his stories.

What I learned about Lovecraft from people who actually knew the man and scholars who studied his correspondence with people who actually knew him was that he had a generous spirit and that many of the stories with other people's bylines on them were mostly ghostwritten by Lovecraft, although he had been hired as an editor and never asked for a writing credit.

If I were working with Lovecraft, I would insist that he accept a writing credit for his efforts. 

This is why I would like H.P. Lovecraft to be my beta writing partner. 

My other choices would be Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, both of whom have also had strong influences on my writing. In fact, Stephen King's suggestions helped me to become more concise, although I still have a tendency to incorporate too many characters into a given scene. I'm working on it!

~Cie the Ornery Old Lady~


Ornery Owl
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A New Look: MFRW Book Hooks 2 August 2020


The Blurb
Geeky Gandy Stafford's lifelong fantasy comes true when he meets the otherworldly Dorma and Desyra. These last remnants of a botched extraterrestrial invasion discover that they require a great deal of energy to maintain their human forms.

The easiest way to obtain essential power?


Sex, and lots of it.

The Snippet
“Do you find this appearance acceptable, Terran?” one of the aliens inquired.

“Yeah, it’s a lot better. The voice still needs work, but at least you don’t look like you just finished a shift at the Deep Space Underground Cabaret. So, just let me do the talking if anyone finds us. Say, do you have names? It would help if I had something that I could call you.”

“I am Dorma, lead wing commander.”

“I am Desyra, junior vice admiral. And you are Supreme Game Lord Ganda Aleph.”

“Um...yeah. But you can call me Gandy. Yeah, so, stick with me and you’ll be all right, I think. I can kind of tell you what’s gonna work and what isn’t if you want to stay inconspicuous and all.”

You can read last week's snippet here.
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