Weekend Writing Warriors + Shameless Self-Promotion Saturday 4 July 2020

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I'm hoping to get back on track with my snippets from Ketil and Yitzy's Adventure in the Xura Dream House. The last snippet I shared from this novelette can be found here:


“’Ang on a tick, Johnny!” the small ghoul advised in a nasally alto voice somewhat reminiscent of a creaking hinge as he lifted his finger to his sharp-toothed mouth. “Is that him?”

“Him whom?” the first ghoul inquired as his companion pulled him towards a clump of spiky bushes.

“Ketil Nagel, that’s whom! Where have you been?”

“Undead since 1918, like you! Why should we give a toss if that’s Ketil Nagel? I’ve no strife and snarl with him.”

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

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Ornery Notes
I was intending to publish The Ballad of Gerry Clifford today but instead decided to spend the month going over it one chapter at a time to make sure it is really up to snuff. I read each chapter aloud after doing my two initial editing passes. 

I am working on the first draft of Toys in the Attic for Camp NaNoWriMo. I like Camp NaNoWriMo because you set your own goals rather than having to write 50,000 words in a month on one project like the regular NaNoWriMo. I probably do write 50,000 words a month, but it is spread out over multiple projects.

Whenever I have done NaNoWriMo in the past, I have ended up with a steaming pile of rubbish that I can't bear to look at again. The only thing that has even a vague chance of passing muster with this process is smut. I don't enjoy it, so I don't do it anymore. It only took me about thirteen years to figure out that I really cannot write anything worth reading using the NaNoWriMo process. I'm kind of slow on the uptake sometimes.

I broke up with Publish0x and am now re-opening the Horror Harridans Writing Sisterhood as a catch-all blog, for whatever that's worth.

Happy Independence Day to whoever celebrates such. I will probably have the recipes for the Divine Dijon Drumsticks and Dijon Garden Potato Salad up on the Good Stuff From Grover Blog tomorrow if anyone is interested in those.

Keep on keeping on, and if you have a project you'd like to shamelessly self-promote, feel free to leave a link in the comments.

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  1. What great dialogue! Loving these ghouls!

  2. This totaly goofy, my friend. I enjoyed every word.

  3. These two are very funny--maybe it's the accents, I'm not sure--but I can imagine them perfectly! Great snippet!

  4. Not being familiar with that slang, I went down a completely different path mentally as to what the character was saying LOL! Then I re-read the snippet and the light dawned - "hang on a tick..." as in time! I liked the "undead since 1918" comment - very amusing. So, all in all, enjoyed the snippet!

  5. Those are some interesting characters you have going on there! Can't wait to find out more about them.

  6. I'm curious to know who Ketil Nagel is. I do love these two's banter.

  7. You're a writer after my own heart! I am so very very skeptical of writers who finish drafting on Tuesday and publish on Wednesday, so I'm glad to hear you're taking your time. Your thoughts on the relative merits of Nanowrimo and Camp Nano resonate with me, as well. I'm aiming for 35,000 words this month, which is more than leisurely but doesn't demand I forgo everything else in life.

  8. I love the character's voice and how you describe it. Great snippet!

  9. Hey Cee! Good to see you.

    I love their otherworldly dialect! There's a stripe of humor running through this tale. :-) I just bought it on Amazon.


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