Progress… keeping things on track

Time for a quick update!

Just FYI– I’ll be running fast over the next six months, so I’ll probably do quick posts, here and there, of what’s going on… unless a topic flashes a large “blog this” sign in this rambling brain of mine, then, of course, I’ll have to run with it.

Okay, so here’s the update:

I had a great call with my book manager (also my editor) this morning. It looks like we’re still on track for a fall release of The Christmas Key. I’m going to guess around October-ish. We even discussed pre-sales, which is exciting. Once I know more about that, I’ll be sure to let you know. It could include a reduced price and drawings for some fun stuff.

The SUPER FUN topic we discussed is the cover design!! I’m so excited about this. I’ll probably cry when I see it. No, scratch that, I will cry. Just the sight of my name on a book will make me deliriously happy, but seeing it on a beautifully designed cover will make me do a happy dance (and cry) for hours! I don’t want to give away anything just yet, but trust me, it’s going to be gorgeous.

There are a lot of business oriented things I have to research and continue to work on, and I won’t bore you with all of it, but I will share this picture of my registered business name, Long Writing Road Publishing. May not seem all that exciting, but I kinda-sorta did a (little) happy dance when I got the email.


As you can tell, there’s a lot of happy dances going on over here, and I’m sure there will be many more in the future. No, it’s not all going to be easy and fun, but it’ll definitely be worth all the work.

I can’t wait to share more with you as it happens. Feel free to ask questions or leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time…






Filed under January 2016

6 responses to “Progress… keeping things on track

  1. Lisa M. Gott

    You know what I love? Seeing you truly savoring every moment of this process, even receiving your business name registration. That’s the most important part. I was good about enjoying it at the beginning and then a bunch of things (and some frustrating) things got me bogged down and I forgot the whole reason why I wrote in the beginning – because I had to; because it made my heart and soul happy. I stepped away for awhile and now I’m craving to jump back into my next MS and get lost in it. And I’ve made sure to alter my journey going forward so that I do not forget again. Anyways… I’ll say it again: I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Lisa! I’ve had some ups and downs, and it’s been disheartening at times, but somehow, I kept pushing through. I really love this story and I want others to have the chance to read it, so I’ll do what it takes. I’ve had to step back several times and it helped tremendously. I’m glad it’s done the same for you and you feel rejuvenated and ready to jump back in. You write beautifully, so, please, never stop.

  2. Christy Hopkins

    Amy, I am so happy for you and I can’t wait to read your book!

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