Amanda Hocking

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dusting off the keyboard

November 17th, 2009 by
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So I spent the last month or maybe two feeling a little rough about the whole thing. Rejection hurts worse the closer you get. But now I’ve redoubled my efforts.
I started a week ago, and I’m about 35k words in, and I’m hoping to be done writing the first draft by Thanksgiving. It’s a post-apocalyptic young adult with zombies, bad ass female leads, rock stars, road trips, and even a little love story. Yes, it truly has it all.
I am writing this for a few reasons:
1. Zombies are awesome.
2. Thanks to the 2012 crazies, end of the world literature/movies/etc. is more popular.
3. I need to stop writing such misogynistic books.
4. Ellen Ripley (a.k.a. Sigourney Weaver of Aliens fame) is bad ass
5. This is exactly what my future agent Ginger Clark is looking for.
So, without further ado, here is the first line of my new soon to be agented manuscript:
“This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies scratching at the back door.”