Here at Goldilox and the Three Weres we are celebrating our
4 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!
In honor of the four wonderful years this blog has had, we are having authors share with you all what they were doing four years ago at this time and what they hope to be doing four years from now. Each post will include a giveaway, so be sure to check back every day through August 7!
Today's Post Comes From:Amanda Bonilla
Thanks so much to everyone at Goldilox and the Three Weres for asking me to be a part of the blogiversary celebration!
Four years might not seem like very long, but in some ways, it’s felt like much longer than that. I mentioned to my agent the other day that publishing years are like dog years: for every year I’ve been in publishing, it feels like seven. Four years ago, my son was starting high school as a freshman. I was a debut author launching a new series. I dove into social networking head first and met so many amazing readers, bloggers, and writers. I envisioned my future writing the Shaede Assassin series and nothing else. My entire universe centered around Darian. She was the realization of a life-long dream.
A year and a half passed and those grand plans changed. I had to adapt which was fine because I’m nothing if not flexible. LOL! I thought that the shift away from urban fantasy and the changing the climate in the industry would shut down my career prospects before they even got started. I was wrong. I’ve written about Shaedes, U.S. Marshals, and billionaires, shifters and vampires over the past four years and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve met even more awesome bloggers, readers, writers, and editors. In retrospect, I’m glad that a year feels like seven in the book industry because I feel as though I’ve been able to enjoy this ride seven times as much!
Today, my sweet freshman is about to leave for pre-season camp as a college soccer player! He towers over me and I worry about who’s going to heft the 50lb bag of dog food out of the car when he’s gone. Today, I have three series out in the world and several novellas. And as I look toward the next four years, I don’t plan on slowing down. I’m an empty nester which means, more time for me! I’m going to enjoy the next four years in a way I didn’t get an opportunity to as a (very) young mom. I’m going to write and write and write until my fingers cramp! I’m going to write more about Shaedes, and U.S. Marshals. Billionaires, shifters, and vampires. I’m going to write a new series this year and who knows, maybe this is the one I’ll still be writing four years down the line. Either way, I’ve decided to roll with the punches. Whatever the next four years brings, I’m ready for it! And I plan to enjoy it!
What were you doing four years ago? Where do you see the next four years taking you?
About the Author
Amanda Bonilla lives in rural Idaho with her husband and two kids. She’s a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves the outdoors, black clothes, pink appliances and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. In the summer, she can be found sitting by the lake, enjoying the view from her dock.
Amanda Bonilla is giving away two digital ARCs of Shadows at Midnight (Shaede Assassin #5.) It's not even out until September 24, so you'll get it before anyone else! And this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.
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