Oz Update #1

Over the course of this project I’ll be sharing weekly “Oz Updates” with you every Sunday. It’s a way for me to share what I’ve been doing, ask for feedback, etc. Hopefully these posts will be interesting, and if there is anything I’m working on specifically that you’d like to hear more about, please ask!

So it turns out I’ve got my reading cut out for me. The 14 books make up almost 900 8.5×11 pages (two gigantic binders full, lol) Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be reading like a mad man and taking notes to make sure I have all the details right before I start revealing my own story.

If you’d like to read the books too, I’ve created a big PDF with all 14 books and a table of contents. The PDF can be viewed and downloaded from my Google Docs account at: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8NMq65jpMt6eWdYb2FRYzhfWlE

In addition to reading a ton, I’ve also been working on an Oz logo. More details to come as I reveal my story, but it’s supposed to be sort of a military emblem. It’s not really complete, but I thought I give you a preview. It’s constructed from the letters O and Z as the original Oz books depicted, but it’s also divided into four quadrants that represent the different countries of Oz, with the small circle in the middle representing the Emerald City.

In next week’s “Oz Update”, I’ll be sharing some of the notes I’ve made going through the books—pointing out things I find important and relevant to my story.