Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday Mishmash 9/24/18


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. Happy Fall  My favorite season is here! And it came with true fall temperatures, too. Bring on the hot tea, boots, and sweaters!
  2. Editing  I'm finishing up an edit for a client this week.
  3. Picture Day  I'm helping out with picture day at my daughter's school on Tuesday. It's my first time helping out with the PTO at her new intermediate school.
  4. Amazon Giveaway  I'm hosting an Amazon giveaway for my newsletter subscribers. Look for it in tomorrow's newsletter. If you aren't a subscriber, you can subscribe here.
  5. Revising  I'm hoping to get in some time later this week to revise one of my own books.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday Mishmash 9/17/18


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. Editing  My editing schedule is booked solid until November 15th. That's good news for me.
  2. Still no school for Ayla  The strike continues. :( 
  3. Reviews  Lately it seems harder than ever to get people to review books, and with Amazon removing reviews, it's really hurting sales. I wish Amazon would cross post reviews from Goodreads. I always have so many more reviews on Goodreads than Amazon.
  4. Goodbye Createspace  KDP moved all my books over from Createspace, which caused a few glitches. I'm trying to get everything sorted out, and I'm not happy that I'll need to reorder proofs I've already paid for. As if authors make good money to have to pay for things twice, right?
  5. Halloween  I admit my house is already decorated for Halloween. I couldn't help myself.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Mishmash 9/10/18


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. The Day I Died Releases Today!  My YA paranormal for fans of If I Stay and Before I Fall is now available in ebook and paperback! I'm so excited! 
  2. Teacher Strike  The teachers in my district are on strike, which looks like it will last for a long time, so my daughter is home. I really hope they settle quickly, but I don't have high hopes with this school board. (Can you tell I side with the teachers?)
  3. Drafting  I'm working on book four in my Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. series. I've never written a series that goes beyond three books, so this is very exciting for me. Also, book one is available in print and in a boxed set as an ebook, so I'm super far ahead of schedule getting these books ready for rapid release! 
    Death and Damages: http://bit.ly/deathdamages
    A Vision A Day Keeps the Killer Away: https://amzn.to/2MgBTZY
  4. Formatting  I'm working on a formatting job this week.
  5. Pocono Writers Workshop  I attended the Pocono Writers Workshop on Saturday. It's always a good time, and I meet some great writers.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday Mishmash 9/3/18


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. Happy Labor Day  I hope you have a safe and happy Labor Day!
  2. Blurbing a book  This week I'm reading a book to blurb for a fellow author.
  3. Plotting  I'm plotting a new book. I got a little tripped up on it last week because I realized I need to write a book between the one I just revised and the new one I was plotting. So, that meant putting the current plotting aside and brainstorming a different book before it. If you're confused, so was I! ;) No, seriously, I think I know what I need to do now.
  4. Createspace closing  The announcement that Createspace is closing is causing quite the uproar. It's going to affect my daughter since we only print her books to distribute in person. KDP won't allow that if they aren't for sale on Amazon. So now I need to find a new printer for her books. This is going to delay her new book, but now that school is back in session, I think it's going to be delayed anyway.
  5. New schedule  I survived my daughter's first week of intermediate school. My day is long! She's gone for eight hours instead of six this year, so I'm getting a lot more accomplished. I will be able to take on more client edits and formatting jobs, which is good.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday Mishmash 8/27/18


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. First day of intermediate school  Ayla starts intermediate school today. For those who know me well, I'm quite the helicopter parent. I'm not ashamed of it either. So I need some virtual hugs to get through today, please.
  2. Proofreading  I'm doing final proofreading on the paperback ARC of Read Between the Crimes, book two in my Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. series. (Oh, and this cover is sooooooo pretty!) I want to have book two up for preorder when book one releases in the Death and Damages boxed set in November. 
  3. New schedule Since Ayla's school day is two hours longer this year, I will have 10 extra hours a week to work! I'm not sure how I feel about this yet. I like getting extra work done, but that's 10 fewer hours with my daughter. :(
  4. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  For Ayla's last day of summer, we went to see the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs play. We usually try to get to one game a season.
  5. Death and Damages has a new trailer!  Check out this awesome trailer for the boxed set I'm part of. 
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monday Mishmash on Tuesday 8/21/18


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. Back from vacation  I was in Delaware visiting my parents, and I totally forgot to post my Mishmash yesterday. Here are some pictures from my trip though. 
    Hadley relaxing at my parents' house

    Rehoboth Beach

    The little frog in my parents' driveway.
  2. The Day I Died is up for preorder My upcoming YA The Day I Died is now up for preorder. I recommend this book to fans of If I Stay and Before I Fall
    Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PqkaSA iBooks: https://apple.co/2Ps11zZ
  3. Revising  I'm diving into revisions after getting my upcoming Ashelyn Drake novel back from my editor. Wish me luck!
  4. Gearing up for Ayla going back to school  School begins on Monday! Eek! I'm so nervous for my daughter to start intermediate school. How is my baby so big already?
  5. Formatting I have room in my schedule this week for a book formatting job. If you're in need, let me know.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday Mishmash 8/13/18


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. Editing  I'm finishing up an edit for a client this week.
  2. Update on water issues  The water issues are all fixed now. We think. Fingers crossed.
  3. School assignments  On Friday, we get my daughter's team assignment for intermediate school. (Kids are divided among two teams and don't really interact with the other team.) And then begins the fun of finding out which of her friends are on her team. Wish me luck and no tears on her end please.
  4. The Day I Died Next month my YA paranormal The Day I Died releases. If you enjoyed If I Stay, then this book is for you. I have some eARCs available, so if you'd like one, let me know. 
    Chloe Hendrick never expected to die on her eighteenth birthday. And fate didn’t expect her to either.

    There’s been a horrible mistake, and Chloe’s death throws off the balance of the universe, setting in motion several other deaths.
    With the help of a spirit Guide, Chloe will have to relive her eighteenth birthday and try to figure out how to prevent her own death. But she has a limited number of chances to right this wrong, and each time she doesn’t succeed, more people will die.
    But the more Chloe discovers about what’s really supposed to happen on her eighteenth birthday, the more she’s convinced death might be her best option.
  5. Publishing 2017 nearly killed me with all the books I released. I believe it was 9. This year isn't any better, but I've decided to push back the release of the Love Chronicles boxed set to October instead of this month. I need to stop pushing myself to the limit to get books out.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?