Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday Mishmash 7/16/18


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. Fled to Delaware  Thanks to a broken pipe under my house, my daughter and I have fled to my parents' house in Delaware. My husband and dog are holding down the fort at home. I think I got the better deal. 
  2. Draft Completed!  I finished drafting the third book in my psychic mystery series. I'm so happy to have book three written because I want to release the first three books in quick succession and book one is out in November.
  3. Revising  I need to do some final revisions before I get one of my Ashelyn Drake books off to my editor. I'm hoping to dive into it this week, but I'll be away until Friday, so we'll see.
  4. Reading  I started reading a new cozy mystery. I really love how easy they are to read while still being entertaining.
  5. Proof  I got the paperback proof for the second book in my psychic mystery series. It's absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to share the cover with everyone. But in the meantime, I need to proofread this book.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today? 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday Mishmash 7/9/18


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. Drafting  Writing is going well this summer, but since I have limited hours to work with my daughter home, it's going slowly still. I'm hoping to finish my draft this week.
  2. Color Street  I recently discovered a product called Color Street, and I'm in love with it. It's nail art that's not a wrap, so there's no damage to your nails. It's polish that goes on in a strip. No drying time! I'm hosting a Color Street FB party on July 23rd. If you'd like to be part of it and try some free samples, let me know. 
    Three of my Color Street manicures, which last for about two weeks!
  3. Formatting  I'm formatting a book for a client this week.
  4. Incredibles 2  My daughter and I went to see Incredibles 2 last Friday. It was really good! I definitely recommend it.
  5. Cover Design  Last week I saw the perfect cover for a book I wasn't planning to release until next year. I had to buy it because it's exactly what I was looking for. So now I will be releasing an extra Ashelyn Drake title this year.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday Mishmash on a Tuesday


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. Weekend getaway  We decided to visit my parents in Delaware this past weekend, and since we were traveling home yesterday, I was unable to get Monday Mishmash up on time. We had a great weekend, though.
  2. Drafting  I'm working on book three in the Piper Ashwell Psychic PI series. 
  3. Cover Design  I got the cover for book two in the Piper Ashwell series over the weekend, and Red Umbrella Designs blew me away. I love when I get a mockup from a designer and I have nothing to request to be changed because it's exactly what I wanted. I can't wait to share it with you all.
  4. Reading  I need to fit in more reading time this summer.
  5. Losing a challenge  I'm pretty sure I'm in last place for the challenge my boxed set is participating in. I need 5 friends to buy the set on either iBooks or Kobo, and I'm at 0. If you grab this set of 25 mystery/thrillers for only $.99 on either of those platforms, please let me know so I can redeem myself in this challenge. (You can grab it here.)
That's it for me. How is your week going?

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday Mishmash 6/25/18


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. Cover Design  I have a cover being designed this week, which is always exciting. I also had one designed last week for a boxed set I'll have out this fall.
  2. Drafting  After finishing my last client edit, I have time to dig back into my current WIP, which is book three in my psychic mystery series. I really love this series.
  3. Giveaway  I'm taking part in a giveaway for a Kindle Fire. You can enter here.
  4. Basketball camp  My daughter has basketball camp this week, so that means I'll have extended work hours for a few days.
  5. Networked Blogs  Last week I mentioned Networked Blogs shut down. I'm wondering if this will slowly kill blogging. I've noticed a big difference already.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

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?