Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm Baaaaack!

Hello, hello, long lost bloggy friends!

I almost had a heart attack when I saw the date of my last blog post. Gahhhh!

But I am still alive. Here I am with the dashingly handsome sidekick on a recent weekend getaway we took to a cute little town in southern Washington called Walla Walla. That's the inn where we stayed behind us. So pretty, and so peaceful! We had a wonderful time.

We needed this getaway because this semester has been ... beyond busy. We've often felt like two ships passing in the night, communicating by Morse code and flashlight beams.

The good news is: football season is over! The DHS's team did well, placing third in the 2A division in Washington. (Go Mustangs!)

Other good news is: I finished all my edits. I'm planning another blog post to go into more detail (for those of you who are interested), but basically I'm up-to-date for everything that needs to be done with RED BUTTERFLY and now waiting on copy edits arriving some time in January.

In the meantime, I'm working on a fun little time travel MG. I'm hoping to finally write an ending for this thing soon. I think it's going to need A LOT of editing, though, before anyone can see it. But what's new, right?

How are things in your creative world? If you're a writer, tell me about what you're working on. If you're not a writer, tell me about something interesting you're doing. I'm going to make an effort to run around to all my long-lost friends' blogs, so please leave a comment so I can dash over and say Hi!


  1. Good to see you back. I'll consider it my little note/push that got you here again. Probably not, but you can let me think it's true. :)

    Just writing and editing other stuff. Failed at NaNo. Knew I wouldn't make it this time, but still failed miserably. Funny thing is, come December, I started something and kicked out 35,000 words. To bad it wasn't a month ago. Oh well.

    Otherwise just getting ready for Christmas, like so many others! Looking forward to hearing more about the Red Butterfly status!

  2. So glad to see you back! I'm editing a completed first draft to keep me busy and not chewing my nails while waiting for revision edits in 2014 from my novel coming out in 2015.
    Can't wait to read more about the Red Butterfly.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Hey you're back just in time to consider another "My so-called life" blog hop! ;)

  4. Nice to see you! Glad you had a good time, those little trips can be the best. I'm (hopefully) finishing up revisions on my historical fantasy(want to be querying in Feb) and working here and there on a wip. As well as slowly wrapping up Christmas plans.

  5. Congratulations on getting your edits done! I'm tinkering and reading right now. I'll go back to being focused after Christmas. I'm happy with the writing/revising I've accomplished the last four months, but whenever I'm really productive in one area, I get to go around picking up balls I've dropped in other areas. It reminds me of this basketball drill. ;o)

  6. Congrats on finishing your edits, Amy. I just sent my editor my second book which is due next month. But since I'm going away for the holidays and the book was due a week before the release date of the first one, I pushed hard to finish it for this week. Now I'm working on a new project for my agent (as well as getting ready for my book launch). Oh yeah, and I'm busy getting ready for Christmas.

  7. Amy, I'm glad you and your dashing husband had some time together ... you look happy.

    I finished my historical and it's off to my betas. I'm kicking back and relaxing with shorts now and Christmas stuff, of course.

    Merry Christmas to the Sonnichsen clan!!!

  8. Hi Amy - glad all is well and what a lovely photo .. to remind you of that lovely weekend. Happy Christmas and New Year with all the comings and goings .. cheers Hilary

  9. Welcome back and happy holidays. Yay on the edits and a new project.