Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Mishmash 2/20/12

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:
  1. Crazy week My crazy, busy week has begun. I had a book signing yesterday, and I have another tomorrow. Then it's a school visit on Thursday. Lots of fun!
  2. NetGalley I got my first book from NetGalley this past weekend. Yay, fun! Looking forward to reviewing it on YA Bound.
  3. Time Still trying to find out how to get more time in my days. My lack of sleep caught up to me by Friday of last week. I'm staying up late most nights though.
  4. Daughter's 5th birthday My little one turns five on Sunday. Where is the time going?
  5. Taxes My taxes are done. Yay! I really hate sitting there watching someone do my taxes. Numbers tend to bore me.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

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  1. Yes, lack of sleep catches up with me too. Just came off the redeye from California. Still have to do my taxes. Ugh! Crazy week!

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    1. Good luck with your crazy week, Jodi. Hopefully we'll both get through the week in one piece. ;)

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  2. I had a bad week, my exam went worse, :( . But I got few books from netgalley and a printed review copy of The Storyteller from Abram books and bought Cinder

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    1. Sorry about your exam. It sounds like you have some great books to cheer you up though.

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  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter! The time does fly. Make the most of it =)

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  4. Wow, you do have a busy week!:) Happy Birthday to your little girl, and good luck with all your school visit and book signing this week!

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    1. Thank you, Mariah! It should be busy but fun. :)

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  5. Oooh, haven't stopped by here in a while! Happy birthday to your daughter! My girls are about 6 months behind yours. I totally hear you about wanting more time in the day. Never enough!

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    1. Nice to see you here again. :) No, there never is enough time in the day.

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  6. Have fun at your book signing and school visit! And happy birthday to your daughter :)

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  7. Happy birthday to your daughter! And good luck with the book signing ... Can you believe it is Monday already?!

    Have a good, busy and fulfilling week!

    http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Monday always creeps up quickly.

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  8. Hi, Kelly.

    How did the book signing go?

    Hope your daughter has a great birthday. They really do grow up fast. Mine are 12 and 17. Yikes!

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    1. Karen, it was good. Thanks for asking. I'm looking forward to going back tomorrow. The kids were great and I brought a poster of TOUCH OF DEATH, which got a great reaction. All good stuff.

      They do grow up quickly. I don't know where my little baby went.

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  9. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Yay!

    And I'm way too busy to remember everything I'm supposed to be doing, lol

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    1. Thanks! And been there. That's why I use a daily planner. I couldn't survive without it.

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  10. Congrats on the signing, and I completely understand about the time thing. My daughter just turned six, and it's amazing how fast it's gone. Happy Birthday to her!

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  11. Talk about time! Mine is going off to college this year. Psssh! :D

    Congrats on the signing, Kelly! I am putting off taxes until midnight on the day it is due.

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    1. LOL. We always get a good chunk of change back because my husband doesn't claim enough dependence at work. Yes, we loan our money to the government every year. Anyway, we don't put it off because we want our money.

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  12. Congratulations on the signing and your daughter's 5th birthday. Just wanted to tell you I played tag this morning! You're linked there, too.

    Have a great Monday--Presidents' Day, holiday, yay!

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    1. Thanks, Lee. You too. I'm heading over to see your tag response.

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  13. All those book signings sound like a dream. Congratulations! Happy Birthday to your little one!

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    1. Thank you! They are fun and the party this weekend should be a good time, too.

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  14. Congrats on the signing! :D and Happy Birthday to your little one! Netgalley is fun...I got several books through it and I quite enjoy it. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I don't know how I didn't discover Netgalley sooner. Have a wonderful week, Elodie!

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  15. Yes, I need about five more hours added to each day. I feel like I'm always playing catchup. Happy Pres Day!

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    1. Five more hours a day would be heaven! Happy President's Day! I hope you are having a great time on your blog tour.

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  16. Wow you do have a busy week. Good luck with that. I am also really bad about sleep. It seems when we are in the midst of a project, it just doesn't matter as much, but man then the lack of it catches up and we are doomed...

    ctny

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    1. Exactly! I get so wrapped up in my WIP that I can do without the sleep, but the moment I slow down, it hits me hard.

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  17. Sounds like a fun week is ahead of you! My week started with the washing machine that needs to be repaired. *grumbles*

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    1. Ooh, that's no fun. We had to get a new one two years ago. It just stopped working all together and there was no fixing it. I hope you get it fixed soon.

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  18. Congratulations on your book deals. Wow. What a kick. I know I'm late to the party. I was just going back through old self-publishing posts and the comments and I found you there.

    I'm happy for you. Keep up the good work. Hope life isn't getting too crazy.

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    1. Thank you very much! Too crazy? Nah. I'd say it's a good crazy. :)

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  19. Congrats on another signing! I can only imagine how fun that must be!

    I have a pretty busy week in store too, but don't have my calendar with me, so i can't remember it all lol.

    Yay for your daughters birthday! It does go way too fast doesn't it? My daughter will be 11 soon and my son 4. I have no idea how it all went so fast!

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    1. Thanks! Good luck with your busy week, too.

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  20. I'm really looking forward to your school visit on Thursday! We haven't seen you in awhile. I can't believe that your little girl is 5 already! Believe it or not mine is going to be 9 next week...
    See you Thursday :)

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    1. Hey, Kelly! Nice to hear from you. I'm excited for Thursday. I love coming to talk to students. Your little girl is going to be 9? Wow. That blows my mind.

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  21. Holy crap, taxes. Thanks for the reminder!

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  22. What an exciting week you have.

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  23. Isn't it nice to be too busy to get bored? No rest for the writer.

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    1. "No rest for the writer." <-- I like it!

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  24. Let me know if you find the trick to adding time to your days. Some days I think I meet myself coming and going. It's fun being so busy, though, isn't it?

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  25. You're busy! But it sounds like most of your day is filled with good things! My daughter's birthday is also on Sunday. :)

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    1. No way! Happy birthday to your daughter too!

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  26. Time flies by.. Five, that's a big number for a little girl. Independence is big. I know you'll cope, but try and remember to give way to walking away an hour earlier.. without perspective the mind gets mushy. Me, looking around for agents..

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    1. Yes, five is a big number for a little girl. :) Good luck with that agent search. Keep me posted. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed for you.

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  27. Congrats on your book signings - must be draining, but fun.

    Yeah, sleep. I've heard of that. Must get back to reading classics like Les Mis, they put me to sleep within seconds, instead of the page-turners that keep me up for one more chapter.

    Enjoy your daughter's 5th birthday. Five turns to fifteenth turns to twenty-five quicker than you can imagine.

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    1. Oh, don't say that. Time goes by way too quickly. The book signings were lots of fun. I love reading to kids.

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  28. If you find a way to cram more time into a day and still allow for a good 8 hours of shut-eye, please share! I hope your book signings are fantastic and that your daughter's birthday is a blast :-)

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    1. Thanks! 8 hours? Wow, I haven't seen 8 hours of sleep in one night in a long time.

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  29. --Congrats on your book signings. How fun that would be! One day, perhaps ;)

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    1. I'm a big believer in the power of positive thinking. :D

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  30. What an awesome week with the b-day, taxes out of the way, and book signings.

    I used to read from Netgalley, but I found it too overwhelming with all the books I already have.

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    1. I have to admit it is a little overwhelming. I haven't requested many books from NetGalley because I don't want to have to dig my way out of another pile of books. I already have one huge stack looking at me. :)

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  31. So is the book signing and the school visit to promote "Touch of Death"? What are you signing if the book hasn't been released? I'm curious as I've never been to a book signing. More time...I think all writers need more time!

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    1. The signing was actually for my picture books. I have three out right now. I did bring a poster of TOUCH OF DEATH though and people asked about it. My school visit Thursday is for teens, so I will be talking about TOUCH OF DEATH and how it came about. I've also gotten permission to read from the book. Yay! I'm so excited about that.

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  32. CONGRATS ON THE BOOK SIGNING AND PROMOTION OF "TOUCH OF DEATH"!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR DAUGHTER!THEY DO GROW TOO QUICKLY.I HAVE NONE OF MY OWN YET,BUT MY NEPHEW WILL SOON BE 6,MY YOUNGEST NIECE IS ONLY A COUPLE WEEKS OLD THOUGH,SO WE STILL HAVE HER TO SPOIL...LOL

    GOOD LUCK IN ALL YOU DO!

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    1. Thanks, Cassandra! They grow too quickly. Enjoy your youngest niece. Those newborn moments seem to go by the quickest of all.

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  33. Late to comment as usual but here I am. What a great and exciting week for you and I hope your little one has a brilliant birthday.

    For me, this week is about diversifying my creativity. I've joined an am dram group (after 10 years away from it all). Exciting but nervewracking. I'm working on my WiP in a bid to hone the first couple of chapters to enter into a competition. I've been zazzling new designs (especially for the upcoming UK mother's day). And I'm trying to keep to my resolution of reading more - at the moment, I'm racing through A Tale of Two Cities.

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    1. I read A Tale of Two Cities to my sister when she was in high school. She wasn't a big reader, so I used to read to her even though she was almost five years older than me. ;) Enjoy!

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  34. I hate doing my own taxes- so I prefer to have someone else do them. Math and forms are not my favorite things. Congrats on the book signings- I hope they both went well. What an exciting week!

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    1. Oh, I don't do my own taxes. I hate numbers. I'd rather pay to have someone else figure it all out for me. ;)

      Thanks. Both signings were a lot of fun. Now, tomorrow is the school visit.

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  35. Just make sure to get some REST, Kelly! Don't get too wiped out. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kat. I'll get some rest after Sunday. Today is a busy day of a school visit and then making cupcakes for my daughter's birthday. She's bringing them to school on Friday.

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  36. happy birthday to you son.....wishing you a happy uneventful rest of the week!!

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    1. Thank you. The rest of the week is still packed with my daughter's school party and family party. And today I have a school visit and a big cupcake making session.

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  37. wow, what a busy schedule. Getting taxes done, for me at least, is a wonderful stress release. Happy birthday to your 5 year old. How fun. The only thought on my mind is catch up, catch up, catch up. How is it that we manage to fall behind so easily?

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    1. Oh, falling behind does happen quickly. Good luck.

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