February 29, 2012

The Day of Days - Milestones and Gratitude

SIGH...

That's the sound of a huge weight lifting off my shoulders.  Just 24 hrs ago, I successfully defended my dissertation and officially became a Ph.D!  It's something that's been in my sights since I began my career ten years ago, and it took the past four years to complete.  It's done.  I've passed.  And now I can breathe.

Plus I can also get back to writing!  There are numerous characters screaming in my head, and although I've been forced to ignore them the past couple of months, it's time to listen now.  Book 3 of The Syrenka Series is a third of the way complete, and I am so looking forward to spending some time working on a chapter a night.  There's a short story I've been dying to write, plus my dark and twisted novel that's been on hold for about a year has plotted itself out in my brain.  It's time to catch up and I finally think that I will have the flexibility to make this happen!

So as I woke up this morning and the realization that I hit a major milestone in my life began to settle in...I was pleasantly surprised to see not one, but two blog posts about Promises.  The first was posted by my friend and fellow writing group critiquer who is one of the most amazing people I've ever met (I encourage you to check out her blog).  Candice asked to interview me as part of a regular EPub post that she does, and I was so delighted to be her first YA author! You can read the interview HERE.

Then, I was delighted to see the wonderful comments that Madison John posted on her blog in response to Candice's post!  It was such a surprise and I was absolutely thrilled by her kind words and praise for my first novel.  Madison is an Indie author herself and I will be checking out her short stories very soon (as should you!)

So even though the past few days weeks months have been a bit of an overload, this week is turning out to be a pleasant change of pace.  With my blog tour starting tomorrow, I can't wait to take some time for author Amber again.


2 comments:

  1. Amber, thanks so much for your shout-out! Everyone loved your interview and it was great to see Madison follow up by contacting you :) As indie authors, indeed, "we're all in this together."

    Hope your return to earth is smooth and that you land without a bump!

    Candice

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  2. Thank you Candice! I really appreciate your support!

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