Tales from the word front
A while ago I published
I persisted mulishly (in an asinine way?) with the idea, and have now completed two chapters (including much of the Taster – which may be familiar to some readers). And this is now making its way through the swings and roundabouts of Kindle Direct Publishing:
As with the Taster, the "published price" is to all intents and purposes nugatory ...
<aside>... as I will arrange (and publicize) free downloads from time to time.
(to use a word recently abused [or at least, used questionably] by Philip Hammond recently with the meaning "unnecessary" – he was talking about preparations for a no-deal Brexit. [The guilty misnomer is about 60 seconds into the clip posted on that page.]
The word means "having a negligible value" – the value of a nut (think of nougat). I suppose it could be argued in the chancellor's defence that, in planning terms, preparations for that suicidal frenzy might prove to be pointless, but the actual expense of making the requisite preparations would certainly not be nugatory – far from it.Users of the OpenVMS operating system, who resumed business within hours of the Twin Towers being brought down know about the expense of contingency planning and disaster recovery.)
But I think I've taken the idea as far as makes sense (perhaps further, given the paucity of feedback I've had on the idea). So I'm resuming the cudgels with sonorants, at least for the combination <vowel>+r.
PS I wrote this last week, thinking I was about to push the Submit button. But the "final" checks are going on and on. I hope there‘ll be something to show before the weekend
Update: 2017.10.27.14:55 – PPS
The wheel of Kindle Direct Publishing are grinding away as I write:
I'm not sure why there are two of me, but in due course its pages will hit the ...er... fan.