Amanda Hocking

How I Bide My Time

October 2nd, 2014 by
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All three books in the Kanin Chronicles have been written, and now I’m getting all jazzed up waiting for you guys to get yours hands on them. I literally cannot wait to hear what you all think about it. In fact, it’s getting very hard to remain patient when there’s only 96 days until Frostfire to come out.

So here’s how I’ve been biding my time.

The majority of it has is probably spent cuddling/yelling at/playing with/cleaning up after my three cats and dog. For instance, I had to give my 60+ pound golden retriever Isley a bath today, and it turns out that she really, really does not like taking baths. Also, my cat Squeak can open drawers and doors, and my cat Sophie is constantly convinced she’s out of food even when the dishes are full of food.

I also watch TV. My current favorite shows are probably Judge Judy and Chopped. I do watch a lot of the Food Network because I am the most boring person that ever lived. I don’t watch a lot of new movies anymore. Like the other day, I started watching the new Transformers, but we were nearly two hours into it, and the dinosaur Transformer still hadn’t been on, and there was still another hour left of the movie, so I gave up.

I do also read a lot. My reading tastes are all over the map. I read a lot of YA, mostly of the paranormal variety. I just read Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White (which I thoroughly enjoyed), and I just got Belzhar by Meg Wolizter. It sounds like its one part Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and one part Sucker Punch, so I think that I’ll enjoy it.

When I’m not reading YA, I tend to read a lot of nonfiction. Sometimes biographies (varying from celebrities s like Michael Caine to dictators like Stalin). I have many books about WWII too, because I’m fascinated by it. But what I’m mostly interested true crime novels, not always Anne Rule but in the same vein of that, and lately I’ve been on a binge reading about people who have escaped from cults.

As far as comics go, I’ve mostly just been reading the New 52 as of late. I go through spurts where I want to read a lot of graphic novels, but right now, I’m just not as in the mood for them. I’m sure it’ll change though.

And of course, I’m always working on new book ideas – some come to fruition, many others don’t. But I’m usually brainstorming or outlining or tinkering with one idea or another.

Beyond entertainment, I like to spend time with my fiance and his son, and my friends and family. Right now, I have been devoting a lot of time to wedding planning, since we’re getting married in a few months, but soon, that’ll die down, and I’ll be back to filling my time with cooking shows and books and yelling at my cat and counting down the days until Frostfire is finally out.

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  • Amí Southon says:

    Congratulations on the engagement! you must feel like you’re living a whirlwind adventure of your own right now. Thank you for all your books, I love them, they keep my own motivation and imagination going. I have got a few of my friends hooked too 🙂

  • 1Dita says:

    And I delete my own comment by mistake. I am new to this and I really got connected with the way you write. I now know I am gonna bide my time reading your books and blogs! Also have a look at mine on a very similar topic ��

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  • Samantha says:

    Congrats on the engagement! How exciting! And on the new series. Can’t wait to read!

  • Angela Kulig says:

    Wow, your list of time passers is way more interesting than mine. I’d have gone with, “Twitter.” I also have a cat named Sophie, and she too is always convinced she is out of food. I should have picked a less fussy sounding name like, Beth, or Boots. Too bad she’s all grey and sophisticated looking.

  • Jenn says:

    Oh my gosh! Congrats on the engagement and wedding!! That’s so fantastic!

    I don’t know if you’ve read The Luxen series by Jennifer L Armentrout. If not, you should check it out. I haven’t read a paranormal series that good in so long. Nothing has topped your Trylle series(I’m not even kidding) this comes real close.

    I’m really looking forward to this series!! Anything by you I’m looking forward to!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on the engagement!! I also have a cat who yells about needing more food even when she has food in her bowl. The bet says she is a little on the heavy side for only being a year old. Cant wait for your new books coming out.

    Jennifer g

  • I thought I was the only one who could obsessively read about people escaping from cults. Also, people escaping from kidnappers.

    That’s so exciting that you’re engaged 🙂 You deserve so much happiness. I’m getting married next year, though we’re going through so much craziness we literally have not really had time to set a date.