Amanda Hocking

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my life for the next 2.5 months

October 14th, 2009 by
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The Limosuines song “Very Busy People” keeps making me want to watch Donnie Darko. Oh well.

So, it’s mid-October. I have completed 4 books since January (with breaks in between.) I have started another three (Wisdom, the fourth in My Blood Approves series; Proxy, the second in the Switched series; and Honalee, the first in a witch series.) Plus I just completed the outline for a new as-of-yet-untitled book.

This one isn’t urban fantasy, just straight young adult, and it deals with a group of friends, who are gay. You don’t see enough of that right now. Gay guys are usually regulated to a shopping partner, the fashionable best friend to the protagnist, and lesbians only seem to exist as hot girls in fantasies or bitter ex-wives on sitcoms. So I want to write one that’s more realistic. One that is aimed at gay young adults and/or their hags.

But I have three books I need to finish (Wisdom really won’t take that long. Proxy wouldn’t either, but I’m currently mad at the characters for getting rejected so I’m putting that on the back burner for a little bit.) At any rate, my goal is to finish all three of the books I’ve started by the end of year.

Can I do? Yes. I can. If I crack down. I haven’t written much of anything lately. But I figure that if I’m really serious, I can easily have them all done by Christmas.

Then I can start the new year fresh. The only problem is that I really wanna start the gay book. But I think I should clear this off, start clean.

Well, Proxy can probably hold off. My “fans” would really like me to finish Wisdom, and I could probably do that in like a week if I tried. I should finish Honalee cause it’s a different book for me to try getting agented, and Eric claimed that witches were the new big trend. And the gay book is taking a different avenue, and that’s something I see a market for, and I think I’d be really godo at it.

So I think I’ll finish Wisdom first, since it won’t take me long, so there’s no sense in putting it off. Then Honalee, and then the gay book. If I have time, I’ll finish Proxy too. Otherwise, that’s what I’ll start the new year with. I think.

So yep. I’m gonna be pretty antisocial for the next two and half months. Which is just as well, since I’m broke and don’t have any money to spend on doing things.

Except for the really fun Where the Wild Things Are outing with Eric, Petey, and Matty Tall. And Halloween. I’ll do those things. But otherwise, I think I’ll mostly be writing, working, and sleeping.

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