Saturday, August 17, 2013

Checking In/Update and Giveaway Winner!

Hello again everyone! I haven't blogged since August 6th! I've been busy with classes. Seriously, an entire semester in 5-6 weeks is intense. :) So I thought it was about time to check in with an update. 


Classes are almost over. Creative Writing is over incredibly soon.Today actually. Our chapbook is due today. (What's a chapbook? "a small book or pamphlet containing poems, ballads, stories, or religious tracts" [dictionary]). And then my literature course is over next week. And then I am DONE! Completely done! 


I haven't been reading much lately because of my classes. But I will soon remedy that.

Camp NaNoWriMo:

I revised my goal for the month of July. 50,000 words just wasn't realistic for me while finishing school. I made my goal 15,000 words. I knew that was probably more than I would do but I figured that I would set my goal high. However, making that word count while taking classes didn't work for me. My final word count at the end of July was 5,492. Not bad. I started out with around 2,200 words. So I wrote 3,292 words during the month of July. Not necesarily a lot and not nearly as much as I was planning but I'm convinced if not for Camp NaNoWriMo I wouldn't have written nearly that much of that project in July. 


I recently finished my second poetry collection. It's called Holiday Hospital Stay Poetry Collection 2012 and you can find it on CreateSpace. It is inspired by my hospital stay in December of 2012. (You can find out more about this soon on my new blog - details on that soon).
I've also written a little bit more in the work in progress I was working on for Camp NaNoWriMo (Beauty of the Dark). 250 more words. Not a lot, but something. 
Once classes are done I'm going to get back to editing my romance novella (My Heart is Yours) and plan to be done within a month at the most.
I also have a secret project going on that very few people know the details of. All I will tell you is this: I am co authoring this with somebody and I am doing the photography. ;)


In about a week I will get back to regular blogging because that is when my classes are over. I have also started another blog called The Life of a Chronic Bibliophile. There will be a post on this blog soon about that. Another post soon to be up is the cover reveal for Holiday Hospital Stay Poetry Collection 2012. And I promise I will get back to and keep up with Book of the Month and Character of the Month. 

YouTube and Etsy:

I will start making YouTube videos in again in about a week, I promise. And I'll try to get on some type of regular schedule.
I also want to start selling my photography (and possibly other things) on Etsy because I've had many people tell me that they would purchase my photography. :) Thanks by the way!

Giveaway Winner:

The winner of the giveaway I held in honor of the one year anniversary of Thousands of Mornings (my first book) is Fatuma Hydara! (She knows this and has received the package already lol). Congratulations again! :) By the way, go check out her book blog, Book Rants. ;) 

Okay that is it! I'm sorry this post was so long! I didn't say that it would be a quick update! ;) Kudos to you if you read all the way to the end! What's going on with you guys? :)

<3 Amanda Leigh

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