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“Death Metal” – An Update

Posted in #amwriting, Armand Rosamilia, death metal, fiction, horror, novella, thriller, writing with tags , , , , on October 18, 2014 by Armand Rosamilia

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I wrote the Death Metal novella many years ago. I believe it was started in early 2007 and I rewrote it as part of NaNoWriMo in November of 2007. It went through a few rewrites and was finally finished and sold to a small press company who released it in January 2009 with a cover I was never happy with and no promotion. (That’s my cover above, so don’t start ripping it, got it?)

A couple of years later I got the rights back and released it myself, changing the cover and promoting it as a thriller, which it is. Not an urban horror story, whatever that means. 

I am quite proud of the story itself. Death Metal was one of my earliest ideas I actually finished and the first piece longer than a short story sold to a publisher, so I am proud of it for that. 

But I was never truly happy with the book itself. I thought the ending was rushed and there are several spots in the plot where it could have been expanded, the bad guys filled out more and so much more tension to add. 

So… as of November 1st I will take Death Metal off of the market. It will be out of print in all formats. Even audiobook. 

My goal will be to rewrite it in 2015 as a novel and add in all the ideas I couldn’t have done as a younger writer. I’ve grown and can now see what was missing from the story. I intend to add it in and double the word count. With the ending I’ve always wanted for it, too. 

I am also going to start the sequel from scratch. I envision this as a trilogy, with the goal being to rewrite this and also write the second book by the end of 2015. I’ve added it to my schedule. Fingers crossed it will happen. 

Armand

Spotlight On: Tim Baker

Posted in Armand Rosamilia, authors, dying days, fiction, florida, guest blog, horror, interview, novella, Spotlight On, thriller, tim baker, zombie with tags , , , , on November 22, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Tim at the river

SPOTLIGHT ON: Tim Baker

 

What is your latest release and what genre is it?

Dying Days: Siege 2

Zombie/Horror

 

Quick description of it.

Siege 2 is the sequel to “Dying Days: The Siege of European Village”. It follows a small band of survivors in their efforts to find a safe haven from the never ending zombie hordes.

 

Something unique about it.

Siege 2 was co-written by Armand Rosamilia and me. The story focuses on 4 main characters. Two from Armand’s Dying Days series (Darlene Bobich & John Murphy) and two from my own series of thrillers (Ike & Brewski). In so doing, Armand and I combined the respective worlds of our existing books into one.

 

Links for people to buy it.

Kindle

Paperback

 

Your promo links.

Website: www.blindoggbooks.com

Blog: http://blindoggbooks.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlindoggBooks

Twitter: @blindoggbooks

 

Your short Bio.

Tim Baker was born and raised in Rhode Island, where he lived until moving to Florida in 2006. He has written 6 novels and co-written 2 zombie novellas. He is an avid dog lover, a motorcycle enthusiast and a proud member of Red Sox Nation!

 Dying Days: Siege 2

Mini Update On My Writing

Posted in #amwriting, Armand Rosamilia, contemporary fiction, Cthulhu, dying days, fiction, flagler beach, Flagler Fish Company, horror, Keyport Cthulhu, short story, writing, zombie with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

So far, so good… since beginning to actually keep track of my writing this past Tuesday (October 1st) I’m over 7,000 words on the week with two days left to write. My weekly goal is only 10,000 words, so 2,000 words a day with two days off to concentrate on marketing, e-mails, Red Sox baseball and maybe even talk to other humans is the way to go. If I write a bit on my off days (like I did on Friday, hitting 674 words in about a half an hour of writing) I’ll be fine. 

Yesterday was my daughter Katelynn’s 13th birthday and we celebrated with the Festival of Bacon in Orlando and then dinner at Kan-Ki Japanese steakhouse for her. No writing. Today, while she is out shopping with Special Gal I’ll be hitting my 2,000 word goal. And then hitting it again tomorrow, so hopefully getting over 11,000 words in my first tracked week. 

What will I be writing? Here’s going to be the challenge and the fun… 

In November I am definitely going to write the first draft of Dying Days 4 but it will only be about 35-45,000 words, so that won’t be a problem. I’ll write a few other things in there as well and write 7 days a week for the month. I’m excited to get back into the zombie series and I hope my readers will be, too. 

The problem will be having only 4 weeks left to write in October to finish a bunch of projects I have deadlines for:

1. Flagler Fish Company Parts 2 – 5 in the Flagler Beach Fiction Series (20k)

2. Nerdz Comics And More Parts 1 and 2 in the Flagler Beach Fiction Series (10k)

3. Dying Days: Origins finish (10k)

4. “Evil,” the fifth and final part of the Keyport Cthulhu series (5.5k)

So, about 45,500 words in 4 weeks… easy, right? An extra 10 percent and I do it. And all of these will then go to beta readers and editors and see the light of day very soon… as well as everything else currently in the pipeline with readers and editors. 

How will I do? 

Armand Rosamilia

Reblog: The Perfect Writing Spot

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2013 by Armand Rosamilia

Sb Knight was nice enough to let me guest blog on his site this week, and I want to thank him… and apologize for all the things I’ve been saying about him… oh, and the billboards in his hometown… my bad.

http://sbkdarkfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-perfect-writing-spot-by-armand.html

Metal Queens Monthly #2 now available!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 10, 2011 by Armand Rosamilia

The second issue of the non-fiction series about females in Heavy Metal (musicians and fans alike) is now out! And only $1.99 eBook and $6.99 Print!

“Metal Queens Monthly #2″… Featuring Lizzy Borden, Kerosene Deluxe, Failed To Reason, Designed By Death, Lilith Astaroth, Jupiter Darkshadow, Dissidia, Monika Molano, Sentinel Beast, Siren, Incarna, Rifka Noctis, Morgue Anne, Triobloid, Hemoragy, Sirannon, Misstallica, Modea, Persistance of Memory, Kasey Kasket and more!

 Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Queens-Monthly-2-ebook/dp/B006K5G7II/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1323559318&sr=1-2

Lulu eBook: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/metal-queens-monthly-%232/12271421

Lulu Print: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/metal-queens-monthly-%232/12271529

SmashWords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/112853

Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product_info.php?products_id=97554&filters=44384_0_0_0_0&manufacturers_id=4059

 

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