Category: Books

My Second Book is Done

Well, not entirely. But the first draft is done.

I’ve got a handful of people reading it now to give me their feedback on what they think of it. Then I’ll do a couple of revisions and send it off to an editor. That’s the part that’ll take a while to get done. I’m pretty excited about the feedback so far, which is more than I can say for my first book.

It seems weird to sit here and write about books I’ve written or am writing. I’ve started so many things in my lifetime and given up on them, it feels really good to accomplish something in its entirety and put it out there for the world to see.

The new book will be called My Last Days. It’s the story of a guy who’s been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and is attempting to get through all of the things he wants to do and say all of his goodbyes before it’s too late.

We follow him on his journey through the last remaining months of his life, go on trips with him, and experience everything that he does on his bucket list.

I’m really excited with how it turned out, especially after the feedback I’ve gotten about it. I’ll update more as I get closer to having it released. But if you’re curious, you can follow along on the progress on my author site here:

Time certainly flies, doesn’t it?

I just looked at the list of posts on my site and wow it’s been over 6 weeks since I’ve blogged. I know you were waiting on baited breath, so I apologize for that.

Lots have happened in the past month and a half, mostly good things, too!

Let’s see:

I finally finished my book! Victory is mine! It’s available here if you’re interested: Here’s a summary to help entice you to grab a copy:

Sal Maggione has been struggling to write the perfect song. A song that will help bring his band, So Say The King, to stardom. He’s crumpled up more pieces of paper than he’d ever admit to.

In the midst of his mundane job making coffee and fighting with himself over the song, he meets Samantha. His world is immediately turned on its side and he questions everything that he knows, wants and needs.

Join Sal on his quest to complete the perfect the song, his band’s rise to fame, and his immediate and intense infatuation with Samantha.

A Sour Chord takes you into the mind of a musician trying to live up to the potential that everyone tells him he has.

What else? I had my 5th tattoo removal treatment and that’s going quite well. Rob is confident that they’ll be completely gone after the 10th treatment. And since I’ve helped him so much with his website, anything beyond the 10th treatment will be on him. He’s a great dude. If you need tattoos removed (and really, who doesn’t have at least one embarrassing one?), go see Rob at Disappearing Inc

I had my second to last oral surgery on Friday. One more surgery in about 10 weeks and I’ll be fully on my way to having a working jaw again that won’t fall off my face, so that’s a definite plus. I won’t even add up all of the out-of-pocket expenses I’ve paid there, I’m pretty sure it’ll make me cry.

I’m actively (finally!) working on the rebranding and site rebuilding for MJJ Designs. We picked a new name almost two years ago and am just now getting around to actually doing the work. I think I’ve subconsciously put it off because it’s so daunting and such a pain in the ass. But it’ll get done. I’ll make it happen, it’s long overdue.

I think that’s it, that’s the gigundous update on what I’ve been up to over the last month and a half. Time certain does fly by as I go through the day to day of my life. I’m just glad to be happy, healthy, and able to stand on my own two feet when I need to.

A Month later?

Wow, a lot’s happened in the last month.   Where to start, where to start?

  • MovieSnobs is doing great.   We set a new record for unique visitors per day last month (average), and are already on par this month to beat that record.   Christine’s been kicking ass, spending a lot of time working on content.
  • We started a few new websites, including a “corporate” site, for ourselves.
  • I went to Canada for work. (PEI, and Nova Scotia)
  • I went to Phoenix for work. (It’s hot there, don’t go. Trust me)
  • I finally got the new computer up to 100% working.   Even with all its quirks, I still like Vista.   It’s aesthetically pleasing, and once you get used to it, it’s fine.

I’ll be spending the next few weeks/months working on the various TopFive related things that are on my plate, including a redesign for MovieSnobs, a design for TVSnobs (one of the new sites), a design for (another new site), helping our friend Trish learn how to use her new site, and writing articles and reviews for MovieSnobs.

I picked up a copy of The Prestige over the weekend, the book, not the movie. So far, the book’s more interesting and confusing than the movie.   Of course, we all know how much I loved the movie, however, I’m starting to think I like the book more, and I’m only half way through.   Will post again, once I’m done.   Hopefully the end holds out, and isn’t a disappointment.