Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday Mishmash 6/18/18


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Summer hours  My daughter is officially home for the summer, so my summer hours are in effect. 
  2. Doctor appointments  This is the week of checkups in my house. Ayla has basketball camp next week, so that means this week is the dentist appointment and yearly checkup at her doctor's office. I have my dentist appointment as well today.
  3. Editing  I'm editing for a client this week.
  4. Drafting  I'm slowly but surely adding to the third book in my psychic mystery series. This series is a lot of fun to write.
  5. Networked Blogs  With Networked Blogs gone, I have to remember to post links to my social media now. Also, I didn't get any notifications last week when people commented on my blog. That shouldn't be connected, but if I took forever to respond and visit your blog, that's why. Now I know to check in instead of waiting for the notifications.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday Mishmash 6/11/18


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Revising  I'm revising the second book in my psychic P.I. series right now after getting edits back from my editor.
  2. Knowing when to step away  I was drafting a new WIP. I really love the idea, but at the 10K mark, the words stopped flowing. I hit a wall and realized that even though I love the concept, my mind was still on my psychic P.I. series. So, I decided to put this WIP aside for the time being and go back to my psychic P.I. series. We have to follow our muse, right?
  3. A Vision A Day Keeps the Killer Away  Speaking of my psychic P.I. series, I can share the cover of book one now. Check out A Vision A Day Keeps the Killer Away (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I., book 1), designed by Red Umbrella Graphic Designs. 
    Piper Ashwell is no stranger to using her psychic abilities to locate missing persons.

    But when her father, Detective Thomas Ashwell, and his new partner enlist her help on the latest case searching for Veronica Castell, daughter of one of the wealthiest businessmen in the country, Piper struggles to piece together the clues.
    Piper’s only sure of one thing: Veronica is running out of time. Her kidnapper is intent on collecting his ransom and disposing of Veronica. This time, Piper’s visions might not be enough to bring Veronica home alive.
  4. Death and Damages  A Vision A Day Keeps the Killer Away is part of the Death and Damages boxed set releasing this fall. The set contains 25 mystery/thriller books. You can grab it here. (The set is not yet up for preorder on Amazon since Amazon only allows a three-month preorder period.) 
  5. Last week of school  Friday is my daughter's last day of school and her last day in elementary school. They are having a special presentation during the school day, and parents are invited to attend. Then the entire school claps the fifth grade out of the building. I'm going to be a crying mess. I know it. How is my baby going to intermediate school already?
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday Mishmash 6/4/18


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Surprise book release!  Tomorrow Second Chance Summer releases. This is a second chance romance featuring two couples at a beach resort, so it's perfect for a summer read for only $.99! 
    Sometimes love just needs a second chance.
    Follow two couples vacationing at the Monterrey Resort as they try to find their second chance at love.
    When Cole doesn't propose on New Year's Eve, Sydney thinks that's the end for them, but she picks up her entire life and moves away from the town she loves to try to save their relationship. Now, six months later, a return to Sydney's hometown could be the second chance at love she's been waiting for.
    Hannah and Carter have the perfect relationship. Until he takes a job in Hawaii and leaves her on the day of their college graduation. Now ten years later, they're meeting up to keep a promise they made to each other. But is it too late for them to get their second chance at love? 
  2. Returning to a WIP  I had to put my WIP aside for a while to work on other things, but I'm diving back in to revise what I already have written and then finish the manuscript.
  3. Editing  I have a client edit arriving in a few days.
  4. Running  I've taken up running again, thanks to my daughter who has become my new running partner.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday Mishmash 5/28/18


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Memorial Day I hope everyone is having a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Saturday was gorgeous here, and my husband, daughter, and I spent a good portion of the day in our pool.
  2. Editing  I'm finishing up an edit for a client this week.
  3. GDPR  Thanks to GDPR, I actually trimmed my newsletter subscribers from about 3K to under 800. Yikes! I feel like lately, it's become so much more difficult to be an author. (For the sake of full disclosure, I did remove people who were inactive as well.) Anyway, if you would like to subscribe to my newsletter, you can do so here. Your information is never shared, and I don't take any information other than your email address.
  4. Publishing  This year is bringing on new changes for me concerning how I publish. I'll be trying new things since previous methods just don't seem to work anymore. For instance, I'll be spontaneously releasing a book very soon with no preorder or cover reveal. So be on the lookout for that.
  5. Revising  Once I finish my current client edit, I'll be diving into revisions on the second book in my psychic mystery series. I'm looking forward to it since my editor said I'm becoming her favorite mystery author. :) 
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday Mishmash 5/21/18


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Power  I was without water and power last Tuesday through Friday evening. It was awful. We had a storm that made me question if it was a tornado. Things were swirling everywhere, and trees and power lines still litter my area almost a week later. I have everything back but phone service now. (If I didn't comment back on your blog last week, this was why. Sorry.)
  2. Formatting  I've been formatting a lot lately, and I really love it. Making manuscripts into beautiful books is a great feeling.
  3. Tough year  The publishing industry is changing a lot, and it's hit me hard. I might post about this because I have a lot on my mind about Kindle Worlds closing and other things going on that affect income for authors.
  4. Editing  I'm back to editing this week now that power has been restored.
  5. Drafting  When I didn't have power, I started drafting a new book by hand. I only have about seven pages of actual manuscript, but I also plotted a bit, so I have a good start once I finish this client edit.
  6. Giveaway ends today!  I have an Amazon giveaway for Insidious by Victoria Evers ending today. You must enter by 11:59 p.m. Enter here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday Mishmash 5/14/18


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Revising  I'm revising book two in my psychic mystery series so I can get it to my editor soon.
  2. #Cockygate  If you don't know about this, you're lucky. I'll be honest. I'm very upset about the state of the publishing industry over the past year and a half. This isn't the industry I came into in 2011, and it breaks my heart to see all the awful things happening in the book world.
  3. Lack of motivation  Motivation is never something I've struggled with until recently. See number two for the cause. I've been taking more time for myself lately to distance myself from what's going on in the book world.
  4. Mother's Day  I hope all you moms had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
  5. Editing  I have a small gap in my editing schedule, so if you need anything edited, check out the services I offer here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Mishmash 5/7/18


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. A deal for you  If you like mystery/thriller books, I have a deal for you. I'm going to be in a set that will be up for preorder very soon. You can get over 20 books for only $.99! I'm looking for people to buy the set on iBooks and Nook specifically on the day the preorder goes up. (I'll email you to let you know when to purchase the set.) So...if you buy the book on one of those platforms and send me your proof of purchase, I'll gift you any one of my ebooks of your choosing. It's a FREE gift with purchase. If you're interested, you can sign up here.
  2. Limited time deal!  If you sign up for my newsletter, I'll send you an ebook of Replica for FREE as a thank you. Fans of Divergent will enjoy this book, so if that's you, get in on this free deal! Sign up here
  3. Proofreading I'm proofreading my psychic mystery that will be in the boxed set I mentioned above. I really love this series. And the cover is amazing. I can't wait to share it.
  4. Formatting  I'll be formatting for a client this week. If you need a book formatted, check out my low rates here.
  5. Editing  I actually have some openings in my editing schedule, so if you're in need of editorial services, check out what I offer here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?