Friday, May 27, 2011

Let the Good Times Roll

Hi, friends! I'm so ecstatic about some recent developments in my life that I'm foregoing the general fluffy introduction and jumping right into the reasons why my face is plastered with a full on, ear to ear grin.

Reason # 1
Summer vacation just began!!!! Need I say more? No, probably not, but I'm so excited about it that I just can't contain myself. AAAHHH!!! It's summer break, people, and you all know what that means. It means sleeping in, lazy days, reading for pleasure, writing, boat rides, water balloon fights, and the joy of watching kids run through sprinklers. Man, I love summer!

Reason # 2
I just launched my official author website. Please, please, pretty please with a cherry on top show me some love and check it out. I'm very proud of it, and would love to have your feedback. (I'm especially interested in hearing from you if you read Saving Elizabeth on Inkpop.) Do you think it conveys the overall feeling/tone of the novel?  

Reason # 3
I think I've saved the best for last! I, author Amy Machelle, have just signed a publishing contract for Saving Elizabeth. Eeeeek! Are you as excited as I am? I am beside myself! As soon as my editor receives the contract and everything is finalized, I'll post more details. Keep checking this blog and my new website for updates.  

So, understand why I slightly resemble the Cheshire Cat? Good things are happening in my life, and I'm so thankful! It's been a long time coming, but now that they're here I say, "Let the good times roll!"

Oh, by the way. How do you like the new blog design? I changed it up a bit, okay a lot actually, to match my author website. I wanted there to be somewhat of a flow. What do you think? 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Hello, readers! It seems like it has been so long since I last posted. In all reality, it has been. Things have been so busy here with the school year wrapping up. Everyday there’s a new survey for teachers to fill out, inventory list to check, or meeting to attend. It leaves little time for blogging and even less time for writing. I’ve got nine more days until summer vacation begins. Summer vacation equals more writing time for me, and hopefully a new novel.  There’s an end in sight, but attached to that end is a beautiful beginning that I can’t wait to get started on, which leads me to a question. Do you guys have any new projects in the works? How are you planning to spend your summer vacation?
Well, I think that’s all for now. No! Wait! I almost forgot! My short story has been published in “Beyond the Diaper Bag” and is officially available for purchase. *EEEEK* All proceeds go to charity, so if you’re interested I’d love for you to check it out. Just click on the button below.
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.
Okay, that's really all for now. I hope you all have a fabulous week! :)