Grave Robbers III

After much consideration, I’ve decided that I’m going to drop Undead Army of the Black Cauldron from the series. I started out enjoying writing it, but towards the end of it, I just couldn’t get into it. I kept thinking how the undead army was different from the zombies I had already written about in Grave Robbers II. I didn’t find the characters intriguing and the plot was a stretch. It was all around bad and not in the good way.

I’m making Sinister Tentacle Sorority the third Grave Robbers novella. I think I have a good chance to make this one great! Wish me luck!

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Writing Progress

Hello again. It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’ve made some headway on Sinister Tentacle Sorority. I’m having difficulty because I don’t know where this story is going. I had a lot of notes about a party scene, but I didn’t have anything else prepared for what happens after that. At first I had 4 chapters ready to go, but I found that the rising action started way too late. The action should start around Chapter 2, not 4. So I started over and put the four chapters into two and a half. Then I ran into a brick wall. What happens after the tentacles get in the sorority house? It took me a while, but I came up with something and ran with it. Now I’m at Chapter 4 and everyone has run to the woods. I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen in there, but I’m sure there is much fuckery to spread!

Grave Robbers IV is in Pre-Production

I’ve started plotting Sinister Tentacle Sorority. I’ve got a couple of scenes I want to put in, but I’m finding it hard to create an entire novella based on one or two scenes. Last night I didn’t get any plotting done despite sitting there all night staring at the screen. I changed the names of two characters and that was it. Tonight I was able to pose a couple of questions to myself to get me thinking. One of them is: “What kind of storm would keep the sorority girls in the house when the alternative is staying and getting eaten by the tentacle monster?” I have to have a more concrete reason other than they don’t want to mess up their hair. Or maybe I should go that route. I’m not aiming to make a literary masterpiece, just something light and fun! If the people want stereotypical, I’ll give them stereotypical.

I was chatting with some people in the #nanowrimo chat room and a couple of the guys were intrigued by the tentacle monster vs the sorority girls. They were mostly excited by the “inevitable” raping of girls’ orifices with the tentacles. I’m not down with that. Yes, I’ve heard of tentacle porn, but I’m not tying to steer it in that direction. There will be blood, but there will be no rape of any kind, tentacles or otherwise. The guys suggested that I either lose the tentacles or the sorority girls from the equation. Why can’t I have both and not have the violation of women? I don’t think most people would get off on that. I know I certainly don’t.

Challenges!

I’ll keep you posted on what else develops!