I’m finished with chapter 28 (which is currently the last chapter). I rewrote the entire thing. I can’t talk about it too much, but there is something so compelling about it compared to the original version that I’m dying to tell you what it is. I have to wait until I publish it to talk about it and that’s killing me. (Is it any consolation that I’m being tortured too, so it’s fair?)
This is SAFE & SOUND by TAYLOR SWIFT & THE CIVIL WARS (Yes, this is from The Hunger Games, but it’s so beautiful that I had to post it.) <--Love The Hunger Games series, BTW. Love Every. Single. Word.
I’m adding a chapter 29 to Incendiary. It’ll be short, maybe 2000 or 3000 words, but I had this really great idea that is so crazy and will leave you going, “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!” (In a good way!) So yeah, I’M FREAKING EXCITED! I want to be done this week—meaning finished writing and sending it to the publisher. I’m making it the only priority in my life. WATCH FOR ANOTHER NEW POST THIS WEEK BECAUSE I WILL BE FREAKING OUT WHEN I’M DONE!!!
Here are some other interesting developments. I’ve been creating playlists of songs for each character on Spotify. You can also see it on my Facebook timeline. You have to friend me on Facebook, though, or you can join Spotify and find me there.
I’d love for you to check it out because you guys always have such great suggestions for songs and I want to hear them. You can post your song picks here too if it’s more convenient. Here's a song from Evie's playlist just to get a taste. It's called BLACK SHEEP by METRIC.
Another thing I want to tell you all is that I’ve reconsidered my position on Smashwords. I’m going to publish Indebted and Incendiary on Smashwords and then have them put them on B&N and Apple and Kobo as well as others. I’ll probably publish Indebted there as soon as I send Incendiary to the publisher—I’ll have time to work on it then.
ALSO, I have a book signing coming up on September 1st & 2nd. It’s the Decatur Book Festival near Atlanta Georgia. I’ll be in Booth 532D near the food court. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you! Come and hang out with Georgia Cates, Heather Self, and me. I’ll be in the booth right next to Shelly Crane (I know, I love her, too).
My official book birthday for Inescapable is coming up August 29th. It’ll be a year old! I’m not really sure what I’m going to do to celebrate—any suggestions?
AMY A. BARTOL
I'm not a Pepper or the car I drive.
Evie's Playlist on Spotify
Reed's playlist on Spotify
Russell's Playlist on Spotify
Brennus' Playlist on Spotify
The Fellas' Playlist on Spotify
Zephyr's Playlist on Spotify