Good Day



Three years ago, in the summer of 2009, I sat down to write a story about a girl who falls in love with a library ghost. I'd written before, but had always given up due to lack of confidence, lack of interest and just the general interruptions of life. But this time I never got that deflated balloon feeling—the kind where your idea slowly leaks out into nothing. This time I was filled with a great excitement over what would happen next. To her, to him, to everyone. I remember the night I stayed up until 3 a.m. writing the ending. It was intense (just like my face in the mirror after such little sleep). I was proud, and thrilled and, well, a little bit sad. I didn't want to say good-bye to any of the characters. Little did I know I would be editing for nearly three years and would want to kick those same characters in the butt with a sledgehammer!

Today The Soul Seekers comes out in print. The circle is complete. I think back through these last three years and it is my blogger friends who have kept me going through it all. Thank you.

Karen over at Coming Down the Mountain: A Writer's Blog has written a beautiful post today. She was instrumental in The Soul Seekers being accepted for publication, and I owe her a million thanks for her help!

I know I'm supposed to go out and have a celebratory dinner and bottle of wine, but I'm more apt to celebrate by working on the sequel. Gotta get that sucker finished!

Take care everyone. Here's a tip of the glass to you! Thank you for the love.

Taken from Karen's post (because she did it so well):

The Goodreads link to add to your to-read list.

The Soul Seekers book page on the publisher website, where for a limited time you can get the print copy at a pre-release special price.

To download on your Kindle.

To download on your Nook.

Comments

  1. Amy, I heard about your book on several blogs and I think it sounds fab! Congrats, it's on my TBR list now! :D

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    1. Thank you, Krya! I love your name, btw. I have a serious love for John Lennon (which you might see a little of in the book).

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  2. I am so excited and happy for you, Amy. I'm looking forward to reading it on my Kindle this summer!! Hope you have a very special celebration planned...

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    1. Thank you! Not too special, in my heart yes- joyful fireworks are going off : )

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  3. Already been to Karen's site. Congratulations!!

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  4. Another book on my list....congrats Amy.

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  5. I'm like a proud mama. No wait, that would be you. I'm a proud gramma.

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    1. Haha! Hey . . . that means I still have to change the dirty diapers.

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  6. I am hoping my book arrives before Friday. I planned on it being my beach reading.

    I am so happy for you Amy. This is a great day in your life so even if you are not going to celebrate big tonight, put a little extra sauce on your pasta at least. Oh, and that glass of wine - enjoy every last drop.

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  7. Congratulations! How exciting. Take a break, celebrate, ...

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  8. congratulations, I love to see someone like you succeed, it gives me hope. Keep up the amazing work, and more power to your writing hand.

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  9. Dear Amy, Congratulations. I, too, so enjoy meeting the characters who present themselves to me and watching them change and grow. But after many drafts, I feel as if I just want them to get on with their lives! I so hope that one day, I've have a novel published. Your story encourages me to continue. Thank you. Peace.

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  10. Congratulations! Your book sounds amazing. What a neat accomplishment :0)

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  11. Congratulations! Such an inspiring post!

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  12. Congratulations! You can also have some celebratory wine and write. Looking forward to the next one. :)

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  13. Congratulations of staying true to your dream and seeing it to the end and beyond, Roland

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  14. Amy, well done! It's such a big accomplishment, having a book out there, and something you'll remember forever with pride!

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  15. Dee, Elisa, Michael, Liza, Michael P., Roland and Talli- Thank you!XXXX

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