A few weeks ago when I was chatting with my agent, we realized it had taken nine months to get from concept to proposal for my fourth novel. NINE MONTHS. LIKE THE TIME IT TAKES TO GROW AN ACTUAL HUMAN. Granted, in that time, I had sold and packed-up a four-bedroom house and moved cross-country, all while parenting my adult children through some milestones in their lives. I was also in the … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take To Write A Novel?
Left To Chance by Amy Sue Nathan
Here we are, seven months from publication and St. Martin's Press surprised me with a mega-giveaway on Goodreads! The link is below! A very few people have read it so far, and it's been their favorite of my three novels. That's when I tell them, it's my favorite too. But I don't remember if I felt that way with The Good Neighbor, so I'm just going to go with the thought that books are like … [Read more...] about Goodreads Giveaway for Left to Chance
The final corrections/changes for Left to Chance have gone off to my editor at St. Martin's Press. When I read through the pages, I was reunited with Teddi and the cast of characters I'd left behind, and I was relieved to find out -- I still loved them! Left to Chance has been called a "heart healing" story and in such a tumultuous time in our country, who couldn't use that, right? To be … [Read more...] about What’s in the Box? (Hint: ARCs of Left to Chance!)
Happy Valentine's Day! It's with lots of love for you, blog readers, that I share this with you today! I didn't think St. Martin's Press could possibly give my third novel a cover I loved more than the first two. I mean, truly. I'll be back this weekend with more Writing Life posts! I just finished copy edits for Left To Chance and I'm busy writing The Last Bathing Beauty, but I miss … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal for Left To Chance