Monthly Archives: December 2012

Armand’s 2013 Goals

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I hate New Year’s Resolutions because, well, they suck. By this time next year I’ll still be fat, I’ll still be a bag of M&M’s away from a heart attack, and I will still be an asshole in many ways. Real life sucks, although I do have some basic things I’d like to settle this year in my non-writing life, including:

1. Enough with the total douchebag Facebook posts and the arrogant shit. In case you didn’t guess, I am actually quite insecure and do the Andrew Dice Clay version of me online in order to not get too close or get hurt. Yeah, yeah, I like chicks with big asses in thongs. But enough about it already.

2. I want to fall in love. There, I said it. But not online and not in a fantasy. I want to find someone who lives close to me, gets me, and loves me for me. I don’t want to change, I’m too damn old and set in my ways. And I don’t want a woman who I don’t 100% completely love everything about her. She’s out there, she’s damn close, and I intend to not blow it by being a douchebag on Facebook or in real life.

3. Keeping the great small group of friends I’ve amassed over the last few months. Without getting all weepy (and without Tim Baker being a douchebag to me for it), I just want to thank the aformentioned Tim, David, Jill, Tiki, Christa, Ky, Lisa, Kim, Man Child, Jenny, Ambroz, Cesar, Bethany, Colleen, Brewski and everyone else I get to hang out with in European Village and beyond…

And…

 When it comes to my writing career, I seem to do much better… so these are my goals for 2013 and my writing:

1. I want to keep up my great writing pace of 2,000 words per day, but allow for some lapses, some editing days, and days I give it a break. So 10,000 words a week is my goal, which translates into 520,000 words written in 2013.

2. I want to release at least 26 books/short stories in 2013, but not all by myself. My goal is to get my longer pieces out there to other publishers and find new fans, while keeping my great core of fans around and ready for the next release. 26 means one new story/novella/novel every two weeks, and I think it is manageable.

3. I want to blog more often (like doing a new post every day for the first 31 days in 2013 as a start), but also spend more time helping out fellow authors I like, trying to help the community, and being more generous with my time as far as reading other author’s works and promoting them.

That’s enough for now… I might add a few more things as the year moves along, but I think I can manage those to begin with…

Now, where did I put that bag of M&M’s?

Armand Rosamilia

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Armand’s 2012 Year In Review

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Another year gone by, and my first full year as a full-time writer. Has it been fun? Definitely. Has it been chalenging? Far more than I thought it would, especially in the last few months as Amazon and the eBook world made some big changes that affected me and every other indie author out there. Would I change anything? Not on your life.

Here is my recap of everything I published in 2012 and my honest opinions now that some of it has some distance. In 2011 I released 25 things, and in 2012 it was 23.

January 2012

On the 3rd the anthology Skeletal Remains came out, a project Keith Gouveia offered to me once the original publisher had some problems. I accepted, since I had a story in it, and I loved the idea and the other stories. I think it’s a strong anthology that got little fanfare, which is a shame. The 16th saw the release of the non-fiction Zombie Writing! book, where I put together 44 great authors with their own ideas and thoughts about writing zombie stories. I love this book, and I’m amazed at some of the great authors who agreed to help me with this. Finally, on the 23rd I released Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer, which was the prequel to Dying Days. It amassed some of the short stories about Darlene I’d written, and I added new ones to fill in some of the time.

February 2012

Nothing released for me. Not by me, anyway. It was a month of stupidly counting all the money flowing in from Amazon, seeing my sales hit a couple thousand, and being an arroogant prick. I know it, you know it. I got full of myself, but luckily I also kept writing and kept promoting.

March 2012

The 12th saw the release of Dying Days 2, a book I am quite proud of. It kept the Darlene story going, added some twists, and introduced a slew of new characters I could write for years to come, if I wanted to.

April 2012

On April Fool’s I released Bones. Death. Cenote, a three-story eBook release. It features the unnamed reporter from my Skeletal Remains release and two new stories. I hope to someday go back to this character, because it was interesting to write about South America. On the 11th I put together a huge release called Metal Queens Complete, with all eight issues of the original non-fiction series. Sadly, I doubt I’ll have time to ever dive back into this series like I want to. On the 12th of April Undead Tales 2 was released, the followup to the successful Undead Tales anthology. While it had some phenomenal stories, it lacked the immediate star power of the first book, and sales have been sluggish, to be honest. It has long legs, however, and I hope it sees some steady sales in 2013.

May 2012

Another month of no new releases, but much writing done. Sales were starting to slide a bit but there was no need to panic. I was still doing well, and so was my indie brethren.

June 2012

 The only release was a cool one, when the Dying Days audiobook came out on the 4th, read by the wonderful Amanda Lehman. It was very cool to hear my words being read aloud.

July 2012

The month was geared toward my Keyport Cthulhu series, with the first two parts coming out: Ancient on the 4th and Barren on the 26th. The five-part series is a nice departure from my zombie stuff, and the real-life and creepy town of Keyport New Jersey makes for a nice moody setting. The cover art for all five by Jeffrey Kosh is also amazing.

August 2012

On the 25th, Still Dying: Select Scenes From Dying Days was released, with 13 short stories set in the Dying Days world and introducing both new and old characters. On the 29th the first Miami Spy Games ‘episode’ was released by Hobbes End Publishing, the start of 12 short stories I wrote in 2012 for them. It is one of my favorite things to write, and I hope to have a longer blog post about it in the days ahead.

September 2012

Another wash of a month, but I had some personal things to deal with and came out the other end of them relatively unscathed. I did get out my second audiobook and one of my favorite stories I’ve ever written, when Kevin Giffin narrated Death Metal.

October 2012

The 23rd saw the second Miami Spy Games out, with the third on the 25th, the fourth on the 27th and the fifth on the 30th. Productive week, eh?

November 2012

On the 20th my Tool Shed horror novella came out via Angelic Knight Press, and it is one of my favorite traditional horror stories I’ve ever written. I hope more people take a chance on it, because it was a fun story to write and I hope a good one to read.

December 2012

December 5th saw the release of my first collaboration, when author Tim Baker and I wrote a wonderful tale, combining my Dying Days zombie world and some of my main characters, with characters from his own thrillers set in the area. The result, Dying Days: The Siege of European Village, has so far been a big hit in the Flagler/palm Coast Florida area where it is set, and from fans of both of us. The 7th saw my Skulls And Bones collection in print, with a combination of my Skulls and Bones. Death. Cenote collections in one spot. The third Keyport Cthulhu short story, Cabal, was finally released on the 16th. I also combined four Dying Days novellas into one big release with the Dying Days Collection, out on the 16th as well. The print version clocks in at nearly 400 pages. Finally, I ended 2012 with the complete run of Miami Spy Games: Russian Zombie Gun, with all 12 episodes in one big release. I’m quite proud of this one and crossing my fingers Hobbes End Publishing let’s me keep writing the ACES team in 2013 and beyond.

Armand Rosamilia

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Robert Chazz Chute needs to be followed!

C h a z z W r i t e s . c o m

I used to have this fantasy about being a writer: I’d take vengeance on all my enemies through a thin veil. (Did that and continue to do so. Ha! Take that, Norman!) I’d make serious money. (Not yet. Working on it. So far, it’s just cartoon money.) And finally, instead of an acknowledgments page I’d have a “Ha! Told you so! Page”. I wanted to say I did it all on my own. I believed what Hitchcock said about film: A writer needs a pen, a painter a brush and a director, an army.” He was wrong. We write in solitude, but it takes an army to get it produced, pretty and read. Here, in no particular order, are my four-star generals and uber-admirals:

1. Kit Foster of KitFosterDesign.com. He’s a graphic artist who is really good for indie authors (and trad authors, too). His book covers are great…

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Author Tim Baker’s 2012 In Review!

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Another year comes to an end.

At the risk of sounding cliché – where the hell did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was wondering what 2012 would bring.

Well – now that it’s over, let’s take a look and see.

2011 ended with the November release of the sequel to Living the Dream – No Good Deed.

When 2012 began I was working on Pump It Up, which I finished and sent off to the editor in March. The editor and I worked very hard on Pump, putting it through three solid rounds of edits. Judging by your response, the finished product was well worth the effort.

I also decided to release a print version of Backseat to Justice in 2012. It had been written in the summer of 2011 and released in e-version only, with half of the profits being donated to a…

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Brent Abell and his Top Ten Reads in 2012

Our Darkest Fears

2012 kicked ass.  Simple and awesome, it was one of the best years a person could ask for.  The writing really started to get somewhere this year and there were some great things going on along with it.  Over the course of the year, I had stories come out in six anthologies as well as a few other accepted ones that are upcoming.  I had tales in Little Stories for the Smallest Room, a short non-fiction piece in Zombie Writing!,  Short Sips: Coffee House Flash Fiction Vol. 2Father Grim’s Storybook, Undead Tales 2,and I received the honor of closing out Ten Silver BulletsThe big moment for the year was the release of my first solo work, a novella called In MemoriamThis year also saw me give my first book blurb for my friend Carl Moore on his novella Slash…

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End of The Year Coming

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I’ll be posting my 2012 Year In Review for me in the next few days, so look for that… last year I did one and got a great response, so I’ll follow the same basic format… here are the links to the My Own Year In Review (Armand’s 2011) and My Own Year In Review (Part 2)

I’ll also be reblogging any cool Years In Review from fellow authors I particularly liked as well… and maybe some 2013 Predictions for me.

It is always my goal to post daily, so I might do a challenge to myself and have a 31 Posts in 31 January Days kinda thing… who knows.

Hope to see all of you on the other side… but not The Other Side… I just mean in 2013… relax…

Armand

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Carl R. Moore and his 2012 In Review

The Crimes of Heaven and Hell

Happy holidays, everyone—I’ve been meaning to post my year-in-review blog entry for some time now, but life has been interfering as it is wont to do. My daughter was in an accident at school last week and broke her arm severely. She will recover, and with any luck pretty rapidly, as she is six, but it was still a lot to deal with. In addition to that, we’ve had several winter maladies come through our house, and our rickety, bat-infested old Tudor revival has itself had some maladies. On top of that, my sister-in-law has been battling a serious illness with great courage. Her prognosis is good, though she still has a way to go, and our family has made every effort to help her with this as much as we can. And so, it has been no autumn for the faint-hearted.

But—I must say—2012 has been a pretty good year…

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Steve Vernon with some cool points about e-authors

YOURS IN STORYTELLING...

Back on cyber-Monday I purchased myself and my wife a brand-new Kobo Mini.

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It’s a $79.99 device and was offered that one day for $49.99. So I ordered two of them. And I ordered the cases for them. We’ll open them up at Christmas and I will finally embrace the new e-age.

I figure that it is about time I did.  I’ve been writing e-books for over a year – with nearly two dozen e-books out in “print”.

So I darn well better own me an e-reader.

But not everybody uses the e-reader they get.

I know several people who have bought e-readers and just haven’t found the time nor need nor desire to use them more than once or twice. Some of them can’t figure out how to use the device. Others find it simpler to just pick up a book. And then others never…

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2012: The Peak of Independent Authors?

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Back in October, when my sales weren’t really strong, I simply figured everyone was waiting until mid-November to get their early Holiday shopping in. Once December hit, I’d be off to the races. 

Looking at my December 2011 sales, I had high hopes. While I couldn’t reach mythical figures like when JA Konrath made $100k in three weeks thanks to Amazon, I still had a great month. Little did I know, when those big sales continued into January, February, March and April, it would be my peak. 

This December sales? Not so great. OK, they are utter shit. There, I said it. And it’s not just me, it is many many of my indie author friends who are struggling. Why? Because, in part, we let it get this way. We lowered our books to 99 cents to get better spots in the intricate Amazon algorithms, getting high on Top 100 lists at the cost of profit. If enough people saw your book, they’d buy it… and it would trickle down to your backlist, and we’d all be rich someday. 

Only, it never really happened. Amazon tweaked it and made it harder for us to succeed. Why? Simple, really. That new Stephen King eBook that is currently priced well over ten bucks sells a hell of a lot more copies than I do. Even if it is 5-6 times what my eBook costs. They make their money off of the Big Boys and we’re just a few extra pennies in the coffers. And I don’t blame them one bit for being savvy businessmen. You can cry about your Art and them as being this big Evil Empire, but they are doing what we’d all do in their spot: make money intelligently. 

The sweet spot for sales used to be $2.99 for longer fiction and 99 cents for short stories. With the new way Amazon does things, I think we priced ourselves out of the game. Will raising my prices on novellas and short stories do me any good, or will it just kill the few sales I could have made? Is there something we’re all missing?

I can moan and cry about bad sales and plummeting ranks and a million other things. The bar has been not only reset but moved away from the independent author, and we’ll look back on 2012 with fondness for the good old days of book selling. What I need to do is suck it up and get into the game, or bail out and get that overnight stock job in Walmart I keep having nightmares about. 

For now, I will look back with fondness at 2012 and hope 2013 and beyond turns it around for me and all my brethren. I will keep putting out the best work I can without rushing, I will try to come up with some unique ideas to get me noticed and my books sold, and I will refuse to start stocking cans of corn at 2 am for a different Evil Empire. 

Armand Rosamilia

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Meet Tiki, one of the characters in “Dying Days: The Siege of European Village”

Have You Had Your Tiki Today?

TikiTender is all of these things: Promoter,  Award Winning Bartender, Entrepreneur, Fearless Karaoke Singer, Brand Spokesman, Trainer, Blogger, Twitter Legend,  Radio Personality, Consultant, Writer.  As of this week Zombie Killer can be added to the list, at least in the fictional Dying Days universe created by author Armand Rosamilia.  Armand & mystery writer Tim Baker recently began a collaboration.   The result, Dying Days: The Siege Of European Village, was released in digital format this week.  Print versions of the title should be available before Christmas.

The book, set in European Village, features many local personalities including a goatee wearing bartender named Tiki. 

His goatee was long and straggly and the wind tunneling through the openings around European Village was playing havoc with it. His faded Chicago Cubs jersey had seen better days, but he didn’t care at this moment. Mark Woods, affectionately known as Tiki to his friends…

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“Miami Spy Games” Schedule – Can I Do It?

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Things are coming along nicely for the Miami Spy Games series I’m currently writing for Hobbes End Publishing. What started as a single story to get the series out there quickly morphed into a four or five part arc… then, once the Powers That Be saw what could happen, it became a 13-story arc. I’m quite happy.

What’s my main goal? Another 13-story arc, of course… or a 30-story arc. I’m not picky. I could write these characters for the next 25 years if Hobbes End Publishing will let me. 

Which brings up a point for me: getting them done. The first five have been released, and I’m happy to say next week should see another two or three coming up… I know Monday December 10th expect to see Miami Spy Games Part 6 to get released, with Part 7 on Wednesday the 12th and (maybe) Part 8 out on Friday the 14th… 

But I still have to write Parts 9 thru 13… and here’s where the deadlines and crunch-time occur. And I’m self-imposing them, and figure the easiest way to get me to keep to this crazy schedule will be by posting it here and then committing to it… and if I fail everyone can yell at me and mock me until I catch up. That sounds like a game plan. 

I began Miami Spy Games Part 9 yesterday and got 1,800 words into it… my goal is 7,500 words every four days to finish the first drafts. This means each day I need to write 1,875 words. Which I can do easily… well, maybe easily is a stretch, but I average 2,000 words anyway. This weekend will be interesting, since I have a book signing going on in town both days until around 5 pm. And sleep and eating always get in the way on a daily basis. 

So, I’ve decided to list my schedule and see if I can keep it up and if people will help me along with encouragement and words of wisdom and a kick in the ass if I slip. I already have the basic story in my head, so there is an advantage to knowing what I’m doing. OK, enough stalling… here goes nothin’…

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Miami Spy Games Part 9

Done by Sunday December 9th 

Miami Spy Games Part 10

Done by Thursday December 13th

Miami Spy Games Part 11

Done by Monday December 17th

Miami Spy Games Part 12

Done by Friday December 21st

Miami Spy Games Part 13

Done by Tuesday December 25th

I think something is going on the last day I need to write, but I probably won’t remember by then… OK, I’m off to write 1,875 words today (and catch up on the 75 I’m behind from yesterday… see, already I’m behind! Ugh…)

Armand

Billie Sue Mosiman – Three Favorite Tales I’ve Written

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Since I posted my blog about the three favorite stories I’ve ever written, a few of my author friends have taken me up on my offer to showcase their own favorites… and I hope even more of you will do it as well!

I’m proud to have one of my favorite people in the entire world I’ve never actually met in person, Billie Sue Mosiman, jump in… take it way!

Three favorite tales I’ve written. Here they are, but always subject to change.

BANISHED

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This was a novel that was a departure from most of my writing. I’ve been known as a suspense thriller author. I branched out a little when DAW Books asked me to write a vampire trilogy and I enjoyed doing it. But BANISHED was totally my idea and something that came from a dream sequence. What if a little girl practicing voodoo and possessing all kinds of supernatural abilities was a fallen angel? What if she was the Queen of the Fallen? What would she be like, what would she do? Then what if when inhabiting a human body she mistakenly possessed the body of a girl child? I enjoyed writing it and it seems readers enjoy reading it. I like it very much.

 

NIGHT CRUISING

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This novel was pivotal in my career as a writer. I wrote it after being on the road for a while with my husband. The night world of truck stops and little cafes and people on the road fascinated me. After the book was published by Berkley Jove as NIGHT CRUISE it was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Paperback. That was pretty astounding. It was a book that made my reputation and brought more readers to my work. I think it was an honest book, a book with heart even for the serial killer in it, and it remains one of my favorites.

 

The third thing I wrote that I have as a favorite is lost to me. I don’t remember the title anymore, where it was published (in what magazine), and I have no copy of it. (This comes from writing so many stories you lose track.) But it was a story about a woman taking care of a sick husband and losing her mind. Moles begin to grow on her body, so many of them that she goes even deeper into madness. I wish I had a copy of it. I liked it a lot just because I’m freaky and it was a freaky story. Maybe I’ll find it again one day and republish it.

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About Billie Sue Mosiman

I am a thriller, suspense, and horror novelist, a short fiction writer, and a lover of words. In a diary when I was thirteen years old I wrote, “I want to grow up to be a writer.” It seems that was always my course. My books have been published since 1984 and two of them received an Edgar Award Nomination for Best Paperback Novel and a Bram Stoker Award Nomination for Most Superior Novel.

My Next Big Thing

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My Next Big Thing

There is a cool blog chain going around called “The Next Big Thing.” The idea is, each writer answers some questions about their next big project and answers the questions and picks five other authors to do the same thing… encouraging people to discover other author’s and their blogs. John Everson, one of my favorite authors, asked me to do it. How could I resist?

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

 

  • What is your working title of your book?

 

Dying Days: Origins

 

  • Where did the idea come from for the book?

 

It is a prequel story, starring Tosha Shorb, one of the fun characters introduced in Dying Days 2. I’d written her into a short story and loved the feisty character so much, I keep writing more about her.

 

  • What genre does your book fall under?

 

 

It is a love story… if you think of zombies wanting to not only bite you but violate you love, of course. I tend to write more extreme situations. Books my kids will hopefully never read.

 

  • Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

 

Tosha is a hot redhead, so an unknown actress with fiery red hair would suffice. Or the real Tosha Shorb, since the character is based on a real woman I’ve never met in person but was infatuated with her enough to add her in. Plus, she let me write some pretty graphic sex scenes about her so far. Bonus.

 

  • What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

 

Will Tosha Shorb be able to survive not only the zombie apocalypse, but her ghetto neighbors in PA? Find out in Dying Days: Origins, the prequel to her role in Dying Days 2.

 

  • Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

 

It will be released through Rymfire Undead, an imprint of Rymfire Books, like the rest of the Dying Days series.

 

  • How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

 

About six weeks, on and off. I had other projects with absolute deadlines, like my Miami Spy Games series for Hobbes End Publishing.

 

  • What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

 

My own Dying Days books. It fits right into the story as a whole, and I hope long-time fans will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Someday I hope to approach the majesty of the Mark Tufo Zombie Fallout series in terms of writing and rabid fanbase, lol.

 

  • Who or what inspired you to write this book?

 

Tosha Shorb herself (the real person, not the character). She is so enthusiastic about my writing, and told me not to hold back at all when writing her. Lesbian scenes? No problem. Selfish moves? Go for it. She wanted to be entertaining, and to be entertained.

 

  • What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

 

You get as free bowl of soup with every pre-order. OK, that might not be true. None of this might be true.

 

Look for Dying Days: Origins in early 2013!

 

And check out John Everson‘s My next Big Thing post. 

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Three Favorite Tales I’ve Written

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Someone asked me yesterday about my favorite stories or books, but when I started mentioning a couple (Watership Down, The Road, The Shadow Over Innsmouth) they wanted to know what were my own favorite stories I’d written. 

I thought it was a cool question, and decided to blog about it… and I’ll also be asking some of my writerly type friends to do the same thing, so look for a few guest blogs coming up in the near future, asking the same question… 

Three Favorite Tales I’ve Written…

1. “Cthulhunicorn”, the bonus story in the first Keyport Cthulhu release Ancient. It is co-written with my then-11 year old daughter Katelynn and combines her love of unicorns with my worship of Cthulhu. It might not be the greatest story I’ve ever written, but it was the most fun to write. And getting to share what you do for a living with your child was priceless. And the fact, after a few hours of writing it, she said she didn’t realize how hard it was to write a story. And then looked at the shelf with all my releases proudly displayed and laughed. 

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2. Tool Shed, my horror novella released by Angelic Knight Press. If you have read a large sampling of my work, you’ll notice this one (which I like to think of as traditional horror) is a bit different from my zombie books, or anything else I’d written. The ideas was started years ago, and updated several times. It was just a fun story to write, and it still has my favorite opening line of anything I’ve ever written… 

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3. Miami Spy Games (Episode One), my spy thriller zombie gun beginning to the series (13 shorts in total). I went into the series which trepidation, since this was a subgenre I’d never written in, but the zombies helped, even thoughthey aren’t traditional zombies I usually write. When the three main characters were given life, it was like old friends I hadn’t seen in so long. I knew these people, and it’s never felt like I was forcing them to do anything. They literally write themselves. Or figuratively. Whatever. 

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Think about your favorite stories you’ve written and why… and then feel free to contact me, because I’d love for you to write it up properly, give me and potential readers some insight, and garner some new fans.

Armand

Updated 2012 Goals

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I posted my 2012 Goals the other day and decided to update ya a bit on them, since I’ve had a good week so far with my writing… So, without further ado… whatever that really means… 

1. I turned in Part 7 of Miami Spy Games this week. The goal is 13 of them, and then the long-term goal is to do another 13 of them… and then another 13… you get the idea. But in order to finish the first series by New Years, I need to finish about one 7,500 word story per week. That seems easy enough… 

So far, so good, because I handed in Part 8 last night. I’ll dive right into Part 9 today, with the goal of getting them done by Friday each week. Shouldn’t be a problem, since these characters write themselves. 

2. “Cabal”, the third story in the Keyport Cthulhu series, really really really needs to be finished. I’m actually about halfway there with 3,750 words, so I might work this over a weekend and get it finished. And then start in on the last two stories, “Dagon” and “Evil”. Again, easy enough…

I finished “Cabal” and it’s already being edited by no less than three writers I admire and do great jobs helping me out with stuff like this. I also ended up really liking the story, which ties into the first two parts so far. I’ll be starting “Dagon”, the fourth installment, this coming week. 

3. My Chelsea Avenue novel (65,000 words) is languishing halfway through an edit, and I’d love to finish it and get it shopped to a publisher in the new year. I need to find the time to make this a priority. But editing your work is akin to pulling your own hair out. I’m short on hair right now. 

Haven’t even looked at it, although I did an IM chat ‘elevator pitch’ of the story to someone this past week and they are interested in seeing it already, so that is a good sign. Unless I never finish it, of course. 

4. There are several Dying Days zombie projects to finish… First, Dying Days: The Siege Of European Village I’m co-authoring with author Tim Baker is flying along nicely. We’ll actually be writing a large chunk of it today, so I’m happy. We’re about 13,500 words into it and our goal is to have it completed, edited and for sale by Christmas. Again, easy enough… 

Tim Baker and I finished writing the novella last weekend. We did a session on Black Friday and then the Saturday and ended up with over 22,000 words. Not bad at all, and I hope we can co-author another project in the future, because the experience was outstanding. 

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5. Dying Days: Origins, featuring our favorite fiery redhead Tosha Shorb, needs to be finished as well. I’m only about 8,000 words into it in a planned 25,000 word story, so I need to make up some ground. I’d love to have this out in early 2013 and then start on the next one, Dying Days: Origins 2, featuring David Monsour. 

I’d love to write something on this one soon, because I have quite a few ideas for it. But we’ll see… 

6. Dying Days 3… yes, there will be a third installment. I already have the basic story idea in my head and my goal is to write at least something on it before the year ends so I feel better about myself. It is, obviously, all about my feelings. 

Nothing on it this week, but now that I’ve just written this line I feel horrible, so my feelings will force me to start writing it. Again… all about my feelings. 

7. Dying Days Collection… I am planning on putting Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer, Dying Days, Dying Days 2 and Still Dying: Select Scenes From Dying Daystogether in one big eBook release for the holidays. It will have a nice price to it and maybe some exclusive content or something. Who knows. Again, it is just about editing and putting it together. Again, easy enough…

I need to do this, and soon. What a slacker I’ve become… 

And there you have it! Another update. I was going to do those fancy strikethrough thingys but decided I like the color red better. Don’t ask me why. I hope to be knocking off athing or three on this list by this time next week. Wish me luck!

Armand Rosamilia

Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebago