Rocket 88

Rocket 88
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

for the love of....

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I will never sell out

I don't know about you people but I'm sick to death of ridiculous vampire stories, zombie stories and so on. With so many stories, books, movies involving vampires and zombies, writers have sold out and cashed in to what has become mainstream. This just tells me that there is a serious lack of originality, a serious lack of creativity and above all a serious lack of intelligence among true writers. We all know inspiration is a key factor when writing but to ride the vampire/zombie gravy train? Leaves me with very little respect for those hack writers. Face the inevitable, it's a fad that will eventually fade into nothing. Oh how I pray. What's gonna be next? A porn star falling in love with frankenstein? Seriously people, time to pull your head out of your pooper.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A point of origin

What if all that you knew, everything you've come to know about humanity, about our history as human beings was a lie. What if one man discovered our true origins and had all the evidence to prove it. From the ancient summarian texts to the mayan ruins and the lost city of Atlantis. A fact based fictional novel, coming soon.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Coming soon Red Eye in the Sky

What if a robotics expert, is contracted by the U.S. Military to develop an autonomous weapon, a satellite equipped with a sniper laser, infra red, high zoom cameras and with access to the global internet? What if this satellite became self aware? What if this satellite began a murderous rampage high above the earth killing people at random? Then, targeting government officials from around the globe? What if it can't be stopped?

Sunday, 3 March 2013

It's good to have goals

I currently have several books I'm writing as we speak. Between writing a bog, twittering, and marketing and working at my day job there is simply not enough time during the day where I can sit down in front of my laptop and start writing for a few hours. Someday it's fluid, the words just come out and my hands can barely keep up (and I type fast) and someday I have nothing. I was told that if I wanted to be a successful writer? I have to keep up with all the marketing, to be quite honest I absolutely despise marketing and I'm not even sure I'm doing it right. My goal was to get 25 000 sales from Rocket 88 and then I would be in a more comfortable position to actually be able to plug out all the stories I want to write and let me tell you when I say they are going to be awesome, no I don't toot my own horn, well maybe a little.. I have to. So 25 000 in sales, impossible? Really? Globally? with over 4 billion people logged onto the internet....(shakes his head in shame) So if anybody has any marketing ideas to help me reach that magic number? I'm all ears.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Rocket 88

My short story Rocket 88 is available for purchase in all languages at
Interview with Jack Weiand by Lloyd Gardner

I met up with author Jack Weiand, sat down and had some coffee with him and pretty much discussed his book Rocket 88 and about the future.

LLOYD: So where did the idea for Rocket 88 come from?

JACK: It was festering in my mind for a very long time, I just didn't know where to start and where to end. I knew that I didn't want to write anything like Stephen King's "Christine" or like "The car". I didn't want it to be about a car that went around murdering people, I wanted a human factor in the story, I wanted to give it a significant purpose that involved human nature and what humans are capable of, faced with odds and adversity.

LLOYD: What was the worst part of writing it?

JACK: Coming up with the ending, and stretching it out, if it's one thing I hate is fillers. That's why it's basically a short story. Had I continued to keep adding to it? I would've been on it for years and I certainly did not want to make it boring. Remember this is my first time out of the gate as an author. The one thing I learned is, never go back. Just keep writing, keep pushing forward, you can change things after.

LLOYD: So why an Oldsmobile Rocket 88?

JACK: It's one of my favorite classic cars, especially the 57 model year, it's big and it's bad ass.

LLOYD: The ending left me can I say this, it was like "NOOOOOO"

JACK: (Laughs) I get that a lot. I wanted to piss people off and leave them wondering.

LLOYD: So there's gonna be a sequel?

JACK: Maybe, maybe not... I'm currently working on 8 other stories, so as far as a sequel? It's on the back burner and it would have to be one hell of a story to top the first one.

LLOYD: What's the most difficult part of writing?

JACK: Well for me? It's getting it down, some days I have massive bouts of inspiration and my hands can't keep up, some days? I get nothing... and then I get frustrated and I have to walk away from it. The mind is bound by nothing when it comes to imagination, no rules apply but you want to make the story believable and make people want to read it.

LLOYD: How do you feel about critics?

JACK: I pay no attention to them, they're not the end all to be all and they certainly don't get the final say.

LLOYD: I think Rocket 88 should be made into a movie.

JACK: I completely agree (laughs) (shakes his fist) C'mon hollywood...

LLOYD: Who would you want to direct it?

JACK: Oh man, there are so many talented directors out there, anyone who see's the same vision as I do and has a huge budget (laughs)

LLOYD: So what are you working on now?

JACK: Well I don't want to give away too much. One is called "Red eye in the sky" and one titled "Miracle Man" just to name a couple but there are others.

LLOYD: When can we see them out?

JACK: I don't have a direct time frame but soon.

LLOYD: Thank you so much Jack, any last parting words?

JACK: Yes, download my book Rocket 88 it'll make me a happy man. Thanks to all.