Police Officer Frees Dog from Fence And Makes New Friend

Working on the edits for Book Four of the Oz Chronicles.  This is my first complete read through of the book, and the first read through is always a nerve-racking process because you may find that a story you thought worked well actually didn’t work at all.  So far I am pleased.  In fact, this may be the best one since The Takers, but take that with a grain of salt since I’m the author.

I leave you with a heartwarming dog video.  Get your “Ahhhhh” ready because you’re going to need it on this one.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

Advertisements

Could this be the Cover for The Land of The Dead? Vote!

So, the first draft is done as of yesterday.  Today, I’m going to take a break from the story and have some fun with the cover.  I actually threw this together last night.  What do you think?

My First Crack at The Land of the Dead Cover

Vote Here!

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

(The Land) of The Dead; Book 4 of the Oz Chronicles is Done!

First Draft of Book 4 is Done!

I typed an author’s two favorite words today, The End.  The first draft is done!  I have miles to go before I sleep, but completing the first draft is definitely reason to celebrate.  Final word count: 66,136, which I believe makes it the longest book in the series.

Major, major, major (possible) revelation in this book.  The only person who’s read it so far, (my wife) got mad at me. It had to be done.  It was part of the plan all along, and as much as I hated to do it, I had to go through with it.

Still debating on whether to stick with The Land of the Dead as the title or just go with The Dead.  I don’t want to tick off George Romero fans (of which I’m one), but I think I’m sticking with The Land of the Dead for now.  His dead and my dead are completely different animals.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

Current Word Count Meter for (Land of) The Dead; Book 4 of the Oz Chronicles

Originally, I had a targeted word count of 65,000 words, but I amended it to 60,000 shortly after.  Turns out, I should have stuck with the original estimate.  On pace to pass 65,000 words today and complete the book.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

There Hasn’t Been One Publication by a Monkey!

I’m powering through Book 4 of the Oz Chronicles.  I made a potentially major revelation in this book, and I’ve reached my total targeted word count.  Now, it’s just a matter of reaching a conclusion that will be intentionally open-ended.  That’s just the way I roll, kiddies.

Here’s a video clip of Ricky and Karl talking about the nature of infinity.  Karl’s beauty as a philosopher is that he finds a way to make awkward sense while being totally wrong.  Enjoy!

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

I Found the Greatest Channel on Youtube Ever!

Ironically it’s called the Worst Channel, but it is friggin’ hilarious!  I’ve just scratched the surface of their offerings, but so far it’s music videos dubbed over by a band that can’t really play and the singer doesn’t know the lyrics… and he can’t sing.  My God, it is the funniest thing I have ever heard.  I posted Billy Squier’s “Everybody Wants You” earlier, but this one is even better.  I give you the greatest worst rendition of “I Love the Night Life.”

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine