Book Three. Book Three. Book Three.

PrinceFitted.Bazinga Mitches. lol.  So I figured I would give an update on what has been going on in my literary world.  I have been lazily at work creating Blood On The Throne.  I love that title btw.  Rambling thought in 3,2,… the original idea for the title was actually going to be Coldplay (A Rush of Blood to the head) and Jay Z/Kanye Watch the Throne). or A Rush of Blood to the Throne instead of the Jay Z/Kanye (Watch the Throne) and Micheal Jackson (Blood on the Dance Floor) mix.  The reason I changed it was because my beta reader said that unless there was in fact mass amounts of death happening in this book that having the title be a Rush of Blood wouldn’t be accurate or more importantly slightly misleading.

The reason I bring this up is because I think I have killed off maybe 20 characters in the first two books combined. Granted the majority of them were off camera but dead is dead in Action Figure land. Currently the death toll in Blood On the Throne stands at, and this is off the top of my head not quite an accurate count,drum roll please… 17.

I am a third of the way through writing this book and I have nearly equaled my kill count for books 1 and 2 combined.  I guess A Rush of Blood might have been accurate. And there is a lot more to come. At least two major characters are going to kick the bucket before the ink dries on this one.

As I have said in older posts I let my characters tell me what is going to happen but all the signs are pointing to the deaths of some of my favorite characters.  There is one in particular that I really don’t want to kill but it  is getting more and more likely the further I go. As I was writing this thinking about who was going to live and who was going to die another major character told me that they were not going to survive.  In order to stop making myself sad that I have to kill these people I am going to just list my current chapter titles for your perusal.  Thoughts are always welcome.

I. Crash And Burn

2. Me, Myself And I

3. Carmen

4. Love and War

5. I Went Down to Virginia

6. Letter Home

7. Mistaken Identity

8. If I Didn’t Know Better

9. Rearview

10. Dirty Laundry

11. The Black Widow

12. Breathe Stretch Shake

Those are the first twelve.  Ironically half of the chapters do not include my main protagonist Lee.

UPDATE. That character recently decided he did in fact want to live.  Currently about half way done with book 3.

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Snow day Ramblings

So I am finally taking the time to attempt to update most if not all of my social media sites with new content today.  I know i’ve been really lapse with updating thus far and that is purely the fault of life. lol.  School and what not have conspired to keep me busy beyond belief.  I really technically don’t even have the time for this but well whatever.  So I have been riding the train a whole lot more as of late than i used to so I have also been reading a lot.  It takes forever to get home at night on these crappy MTA(iWe’re trying to fix the problem that we caused but we are going to raise the price and screw with your metrocard) trains. Since I am reading like a beast and I have this blog and I am almost completely finished with Pandemonium Justified. I have decided to include a new heading for my blog.  I’m calling it Books My Uncle Read.  They are going to be reviews of (mostly) indie authors books that I have come across.  I know how important reviews are for indie authors and I know how hard they are to get so I figured why not provide a helpful resource to others.  I also try not to put my true feelings on their Amazon page because that is screwing with peoples money and If I am the only one who thinks the book is awful but you listen to my opinion and choose not to buy the book i would feel bad.  However, i have seen a book whose reviews were all glowing and positive and I thought the book was complete TRASH.  So I will be posting My honest opinions on these books.  So look out for Books My Uncle Read, SMFTM Singles, as well as Pandemonium Justified Updates and Sneak Peeks.  Thanks

-Manny L Birch