Amanda Hocking

Moving and Book Stuff

April 11th, 2011 by
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My blogs are probably going to be sporadic for a bit. We’re beginning the move into our new place this week, and that process is probably going to take over my life for a couple weeks. Plus, I need to finish polishing Lost Without You and get it ready for a May release.

Every day it seems like there are a million things going on, although lately, it’s just been my personal life that’s hectic. My mom had a semi-emergency appendectomy last Tuesday. I say “semi-emergency” because it hadn’t ruptured yet, but it probably would’ve in a day or two (I think). But she’s doing great now, and she didn’t even understand why anyone was worried about her having surgery because it was so minor.

Plus, I’m going to a new dentist and trying to get that straightened out (ha! a pun!). I had a couple doctor appointments (routine check up stuff).

But mostly I’ve been getting ready for a house. The most difficult thing has been getting a bed. I currently have a full-sized bed, but since my new bedroom will be larger, I wanted to upgrade to a king sized bed. And I knew exactly what kind of bedframe I wanted.

Here’s what I learned: Pretty much the only bed that comes in “white” are kid’s beds. And despite their apparent popularity, it is really hard to find platform beds.

After searching countless online furniture stores, I found the bed I wanted at Target.com. (I know, right?) It won’t get here until May, though, so it looks like I’ll be sleeping on a mattress on a floor for awhile. Oh well. It’ll be worth it.

So, with all that aside, I’m hoping to get the first chapter up of Lost Without You some time around the end of April/beginning of May, with the release of the book mid-to-late May. The hold up with the teaser chapter is that the opening of the book is what I’m having the most problems smoothing out. But once I get settled into the new place, my whole focus is going to be on getting that ready and published.

In the meantime, you should check out J. L. Bryan’s new book, Tommy Nightmare. It’s the sequel to Jenny Pox, and it’s out now Amazon. I haven’t read it yet, because I’m an idiot, but I will be reading it very soon. Because it sounds awesome. You can check out Tommy Nightmare: here. And the first book, Jenny Pox, is on sale for only $.99 right now.

Also, I’m working on a little something for the Trylle fans:


More info on that to come later. 😉

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  • Who said moving is fun?! Ick! 😉

    Nice cover.

  • Think says:

    Target rocks. I get a lot of stuff from there.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi,

    I just read the Hollowland book. I loved it! Please turn it into a series, it was amazing!

    Thanks!

  • Tara Maya says:

    This is crazy, but sometimes I think it would be fun to pack up all my stuff into boxes *as if* we were moving, even though we really aren’t. I think there was a song about doing that (the Stupid Sign song…can’t remember the title), which, I guess shows what a great idea it is. 😛

    Ok, seriously, moving is sort of fun, and completely exhausting.

    Tara Maya
    The Unfinished Song: Initiate – only $.99
    The Unfinished Song: Taboo
    Conmergence: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction

  • A.E. Ryne says:

    That’s a really pretty cover! I’m jealous of your mad e-book cover creating skills. haha But seriously, just wanted to drop by and say that you’re an inspiration to me that I can e-publish and have people interested in my writing! 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  • Anonymous says:

    I read Jenny Pox it was really good, I can’t wait to read Tommy Nightmare!

  • Sounds like you’ve got a lot going on at once. Somehow it will all get done!

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  • Sara Haasis says:

    I’ve been waiting for Tommy Nightmare. Hope to hear what you think of it when you have time.

  • Good luck with everything. I now know what my handyman husband should specialize in…white platform beds for adults. Thanks for the tip! I knew this blog reading thing would pay off big time!

  • angelcolbert says:

    I love your books. I’ve read many books on my nook and I always come back to re-read yours. You are an amazing author!