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Stuck…


I am stuck in my current book. “A Crimson Star” I knew what I wanted but now I am not sure how to go about it. And some told me my book was slow to start.. I am worried I need to redo the way I have it written.. I am gonna wait till I get feed back from the editor before I decide.. And I guess keep going as I am..   ARG this is frustrating though.. Why is it so hard to find people to beta read for me????

As for “Miracles Still Happen Today” It is going good. God seems to give me what I need when I am looking for a verse or something..  God is so good..

I wish I could just go some where that I could just work on my books with no distractions. If I could I think at least one book would be done by now.. However I love my nephew and being his nanny and before that things kept comming up. I trust God in his timing yet I do need to work on it more.. And less going out.

I just found out my cozen has a published book ! I am so proud of her.

Well off to work!

I am working hard


I know I have been slacking on my books, sometimes I really do not have the time but other times I should be working on it..People keep asking me for my word count so I added them here. One of my books has over 40,000 but that is on the far back burner. It needs a lot of work and an overhaul. I want to finish these first.

Here is my Progress report: I have been working the past 4 days on my book.. I reviewed four chapters and am working on more chapters (5-6) at once, in my “A Crimson Star” book. 72 pages 10,540 something words.  I added a lot to the second and third chapters. I sent the first two chapters of this to woman editing my book today.

And I am working on my Faith Based book. “Miracles Still Happen Today” 81 pages, = 15,000 something words, 3 chapters done chapters plus unfinished 5,6,7, chapters…  And other scattered things I wrote to be placed later. I added a lot to the first and second chapter. I am waiting on my mother to confirm the family that was there and if I named the hospital right. When I finish the the third chapter and forth I hope I will send it all back to the woman editing for me. So she can check my changes and edit the rest.

Well that is it for now, God bless you!

~Amy Jane

Where do I begin…


Hello there my beloved readers,

I am pleased to tell you every day this week  I have been writing.. That is the most work I have done in months. It has been a pain the ass to do too.. My desk top is still broken and my laptop keys are faulting. Luckily I have an external keyboard from my down desk top that I can use, but I have to sit in odd positions and hold it on my lap which is some what easier then leaning over my “laptop desk” but it is more work.. I have dropped my poor keyboard five times today.. 😦  I love my equipment and think it is a blessing that I can do this at all.

Ok moving on I am sure you want to know how my books are coming.

“Miracles Still Happen Today” or “Believing is Harder Then You think” 1st chapter is DONE!!! I mean done done!! no more need to reedit anything.. And a editor saw it.  Chapter two is almost DONE DONE.  I had some details wrong. I was a newborn, how am I supposed to know everything.. XD  So I fixed them and ended up writing several more pages. I just need to finish up the last two pages and then I will be done with Chapter 2.. Chapter three is done but I need to proof read it and I hope to send both to my new friend editor Monday..  That will be about 50 pages for her to read and I am not done. It is flowing out so nicely, if I keep at it It should definitely be done this year like I want.

“A Crimson Star” I have chapters 1-4 done I am just proof reading them and I will also sent to the same woman to edit.

Both books are about 60+ pages and about 6 chapters… I can not wait to share them with you!! I will post what I have for both first chapters tonight or in the morning for you to get a taste.. I already have the first chapter of the Crimson Star up but please wait to read it till I post that I have updated it.. That is an old draft..

Thanks, *HUGS*

~Amy Jane

“Miracles Still Happen Today” – Main book Update


“Miracles Still Happen Today” is a book about my life story, and my walk of faith.

It is completely Factual. I have been stuck on it for a while. I just seemed not to flow

and I wasn’t sure about the beginning. Did it grab attention to the readers? Where should I start?

Should I have a prologue? ECT… So I have been praying on it and God told me to save what I have

and restart, write what is in my heart. So that is what I am doing. I have 60 some pages 4 chapters.

I will not loose any of it but I am starting from scrach and will use what I have where I see it needs to go.

I look forward to sharing this book with all of you. It has been an emotional and a mental struggle.

Not only for me but also for my family. So look forward to that.

Also I have new ideas for my fiction books too. I don’t what happened but I feel refreshed and less
stressed about writing now.

~Amy Jane

Insperation Detour


I have been extremely inspired lately to write. Yet still have been able to settle down enough to focus on my thoughts to get them out. I have been running around like crazy inside my mind. Outwardly I am sleepy and antsy. I need to buckle down and finish my room. I need to also take some stuff to storage, sort my cloths for donations again, go on a road trip to see my Cardiologist, sort out some personal issues, try to fix some friendships while keeping the ones I hold most dear.  Plus my baby sister had a baby on June 2end! Conner Roy is now 1 month old! Woot! I am so happy for her, I am so glad he is in our lives…  And that is only part of it… But I am working on what I need to get done! And am working on the books, but slowly right now.

So for book work here is what has been done the past 3 months:

* “Life is Harder Than you Think” – Has been re-named “Miracles still Happen Today” I wrote another chapter now I have about 40 pages and still have a ways to go. This HAS be my main project for now. I won’t get it done if I keep following impulses to work on the other books I am working on. Which is exactly what I have been doing.

* “The Crimson Kiss”  is now “The Crimson Star” I wrote another two chapters in that = about 60 pages..  I have a total of about four chapters now.

* I LOST and FOUND my main book  “The Princess and The Mirror” It seems I accidentally deleted all my back ups………. So I though.. (A case of them being in the wrong folders) But guess what I just found It on my old flash drive.  I am not sure how much of my Re-writes I lost. But Thank GOD  I found them. He is so amazing!! I could have restarted it, but luckily I didn’t loose it after all!

* “Issiboo” is now renamed “Mission Fred” other then that no real work on that one.

* I started three other books.  “Musical Mishap”, and two others which are on hold. (I can not seem to remembered the names right now, but they are awesome names.)  All three have 1st chapters done with summaries for me. Two are set in current times. One is set in a more castle age. That one started a s a short story and just keeps getting longer.

Those are only the current updates. I have more books. I lost the list I once made so I will re-make it in a week or so if you want to know exactly what I have.

That is about all.  I am off to dinner with my family and then to pick out Conner Roy’s new baby prints!! Take care! God bless YOU today and always!

~Amy Jane – Anjiu Vanstar

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