Two Words

I used to write a lot of stories for my blog, but after finding out that doing so rendered them published, I made the decision to stop. It was great receiving comments, but later on it made me sad to think I could never see them professionally published. So that fun is over. However . . . one day my book will come out and that will be GREAT. A stranger picking it up off the shelf would never know all the work, all the fear, all the time I came here to practice my writing skills, to gain support, to ease doubts, to learn new writing tips, and so on. They would never know. But that's the point. All a reader needs to know is whether the book they picked up is going to satisfy their brain craving. But I want you guys to know how much I appreciate your friendship. Thank you for being here in my lows and highs and in betweens. Cheers to you!


  1. The book they pick up will, no doubt, one day be amongst many others on a shelf marked 'Books by Amy Saia'.

  2. I read somewhere, probably on a blog, that there has been some easing of the restriction on publishing works that have appeared on a blog. Hopefully in time you will be able to ressurect some of your stories.

  3. How ironic that some books (eg Secret Diary of a Call Girl) were only published BECAUSE they first appeared on a blog! Perhaps you could one day self-publish all your blog stories as a Kindle collection?
    The Time Sculptor

  4. What a nice post. Just as you are grateful for support, I'm sure you give it in return.

  5. I hope you're right Cro : )

    mybabyjohn- That would be nice. There are definitely a few I'd like to do something with.

    Jane- It's a good thought! I just might do that with my memoir pieces.

    Isis- I don't think I do give enough support. That's something I need to work on.

  6. Cheers to you also, Amy. You are an inspiration to many, and I can't wait till your book is published and part of my reading material. I am saving a place on my bookshelf.

  7. Amy - the thing I love most about blog-sphere is the community of real deep down friends (even though it's more than probable most of us will never actually meet up in person) and that without knowing how, we've all come into contact with each other and the brilliant support we give each other through the ups and downs. I feel so privileged that you trusted me to proof read your book. And I can look at it and love what you wrote, not least, for all the blood, sweat and tears you put into it. I believe in you and I think that the world is your oyster. Much love Molly xx

  8. What a great post. I understand your decision not to post original work on your blog anymore.

  9. I always enjoyed reading your beautifully written stories, Amy. As I've recently said, I hate (and will not) read people's blogs on the struggles they have in getting them printed on paper.

    So, I will miss your lovely stories, but I really hope you will tell us when one comes out to buy, then I will rush out and get it... snuggle up on a cold, British winter night and read it. X.

  10. Starting Over- Those are nice words to hear.

    Molly- I'm so glad you read it. WIthout you doing so, I don't know if I would have been motivated to keep on. You're so dear, Molly. Thank you!

    Angela- Thanks for understanding. And thanks for visiting.

    Tom- I understand. And I will definitely let you know, and I'll be extremely anxious to find out what you think of it. No pressure though. No, honestly, I hope you like it, but if you don't maybe you'll like a story that comes out or something else. But you might like the book. We'll see . . . Take care. Good to hear from youxx


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