Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Mishmash 3/19/12

Happy Monday! Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Finishing my YA contemporary romance  I was so worried about writing a contemporary novel, but I loved it. I'm finishing it up today and can honestly say it was so much fun to write.
  2. Book Expo  I registered for my local Book Expo in July. Yay! It was a lot of fun last year, so I'm looking forward to doing it again.
  3. SWAG for Touch of Death  I've got some killer SWAG in the works for Touch of Death. Look for lots of giveaways in the months before the release!
  4. Editing  I've got some new editing clients, which is always fun. I love getting to work with new writers.
  5. Kindle Fire  I really want one! I'm so glad they came out with a color Kindle because my new PB, Santa Bunny, is selling well on it. (Easter book and it's only $2.99-- yes, that's a shameless plug *bows head*)
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

65 comments:

  1. Back to blogging after a week's break. Hoping I have time to continue the manuscript also.

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    1. Sometimes breaks are needed. Nice to have you back though. Good luck with your manuscript.

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  2. Sounds like a busy (but good) week ahead for you.

    This week is about tying up loose ends and making some decisions on creative priorities.

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    1. I like busy. :) Sounds like you have a full plate, too. Good luck!

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  3. Congratulations on finishing up that manuscript! I'll be working on my latest, and getting out spring wardrobes (its 85 here today)!

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    1. 85! Wow! We're getting 60s and 70s. I'm loving it.

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    1. Me too! It's so much fun. I just realized killer SWAG is sort of a pun as far as Touch of Death is concerned. Didn't even mean to do that. ;)

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  5. Have fun with your manuscript editing. I am doing that as well and really enjoying myself. It's fun to play with words all day... ;)

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  6. Slogging through final revisions on a MG manuscript when my head wants to concentrate on the YA WIP I started while letting the first one rest. I have to keep scolding my own brain. :)

    Also doing much better with posting my blog on a (kinda) regular basis. I need more funny things to happen to me in real life so I have material to write about. Maybe I should go sit at the mall and just wait for something to happen.

    Glad to hear your YA went so well!

    Judy

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    1. Thanks, Judy. I always get a new idea when I'm revising. It's like a curse, but when I finish revising, I'm thankful I already know where I'm going next.

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  7. This week I'm moving on to revisions on my YA manuscript. I have a feeling it's going to be a long process, but it'll be worth it in the end.

    Congrats on finishing your romance novel.

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    1. Thanks, Mariah. Good luck with your revisions.

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  8. Congratulations on finishing your manuscript! I'm making an attempt at YA fiction myself now (taking a break from submitting the adult ms, maybe putting it aside for a bit.) I've finished the outline and am plugging away. You give me inspiration!

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  9. You guys are mean. ;-) It's sixteen degrees here and i just cleared the snow off my car. Congrats on finishing the book.

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    1. Aw, sorry, Angelia. This weather is seriously mixed up lately.

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  10. Kudos to all of your hard work! Yes, I share your love for the Kindle Fire. The color world map and my illustrations for Fireseed One look so awesome on it! It's like the light from behind gives the pictures an extra glow.

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    1. Oh, now I really want one! I keep entering giveaways for them but I never win and I can't buy one because my husband bought me my Kindle a year ago for Christmas and I don't want to just get rid of something he gave me like that. Ugh!

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  11. So pleased for you. Almost a year to go before we can read it... oh well. So glad you had fun with it.

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    1. Oh, who knows how long it will be before this manuscript becomes a book (if it does *fingers crossed*) It's still 301 days until Touch of Death releases. LOL

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  12. Not only are you busy, but everyone is loving what you write. Congratulations Kelly!

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    1. Thanks! That's so sweet of you to say. :)

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  13. Not a shameless plug at all! I'm excited to check it out :)

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    1. Thanks. I usually don't promote my younger works here. It just sort of slipped out. ;)

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  14. My son has a Kindle Fire and I want one too!! They are wonderful for picture books and I am definitely interested in those. By the way, I have Santa Bunny on my regular Kindle and it is adorable.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Carol! I appreciate you buying and am so glad you like it. :D That makes my day.

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  15. Lady Kelly

    Greetings. Normally i try to be a bit less me-centric. But I was visiting somewhere, and someone, I haven't seen in a while last night. So. Here it is. For what it's worth, and in porrer words than it deserves - Reality. It's what you make it.

    http://www.graeme-smith.net/content/reality-its-what-you-make-it

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    1. And if the words are poor, it would at least help if I spelled them right. Sigh...


      Lady Kelly

      Greetings. Normally I try to be a bit less me-centric. But I was visiting somewhere, and someone, I haven't seen in a while last night. So. Here it is. For what it's worth, and in poorer words than it deserves - Reality. It's what you make it.

      http://www.graeme-smith.net/content/reality-its-what-you-make-it

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  16. Still working my way through my WIP. It's slow going but it'll be worth it in the end =)

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  17. You have lots of exciting stuff going on.

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  18. Shameless plugs are always allowed. I was wondering if you were still accepting clients. I hope you are still there when I finish "Burying Mother" (working title...) I don't write as quickly as you (only 4 chaps so far). Nothing exciting to share with you today. Excited for the swag.

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    1. I'll always be here to edit, Brenda. I don't plan on hanging up that hat ever. I really enjoy it. And you know I love your work. :)

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  19. Congrats on finishing up! I wish I had your stamina to stick with it Kelly.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I admit to getting obsessed with writing. I sometimes think I love it too much. Nah, not too much. But definitely a lot!

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  20. Writing, revision, and critiquing. That's all I'm doing today. Oh, and coming up with logos. I've decided I'm a pretty good amateur border-drawer. I never thought I could draw borders before, but I can. Amazin'.

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    1. I love your artwork, Kat. You're very talented.

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  21. I want one of those colored Kindles, too. The covers on the black and white screen aren't very exciting. Congratulations on the new PB!

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    1. Yeah, the regular Kindle doesn't do justice to book covers or PBs.

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  22. Things seem to be chugging along for you nicely.
    I've been writing a second round submission
    I'm waiting for my abna review to be posted
    Rainy days are nice to sleep in a little and stay home. :)

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    1. Good luck with your submission! No rain here today, but we're expecting it tomorrow. I plan to read and work on revising one of the manuscripts I have waiting for me. Writing a lot means having a lot to revise.

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  23. I love, love, love my Kindle fire. I use both (the original and the Fire), but I really like the Fire.

    We need to talk about the swag you have for Touch of Death. I need some inspiration for Concilium's release in July. :)

    Michelle
    Concilium, July 2012
    www.conciliumbooks.com

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    1. Get cracking on that SWAG, Michelle. July will be here soon. :)

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  24. Congrats on you new editing clients! Hmm.... LOL Ya never know?

    That Killer SWAG could be part of a plot.

    I just finished The Hunger Games, so I can go watch the movie.

    Keep busy! I know you will.

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    1. Yes, I will keep busy, Rick. That's how I like things. ;)

      I love getting new editing clients. It's fun to work with different kinds of writers (style, voice, etc.).

      I haven't read The Hunger Games yet. The kids fighting to the death thing is still making me cringe. Maybe one day.

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  25. That's good to hear... and many thanks! Well, I'm off to write now..

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  26. Great mish-mash Kelly.

    Just wanted to let you know, I have tagged you in the Lucky 7 Meme challenge over on my blog. Head on over and check it out ...

    http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/lucky-7-challenge.html

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    1. Thanks for thinking of me. I actually got tagged already. My post is here if you want to check it out. :) http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com/2012/03/lucky-7-meme.html

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  27. Sounds like you are moving right along Kelly.

    I too am eyeballing that Kindle Fire. I can't decide if I have to have it or not, but boy do I want them.

    ctny

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    1. Have to have it? Hmm... That could go either way. ;)

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  28. Hi I am new but think bookblog is great. Well done on writing your book.

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    1. Nice to meet you! And thank you very much.

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  29. My kids have pretty much taken over my Fire! I still use it for storing my e-cookbooks, but they love the Fire app of the day!

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  30. Ahh! So much to be excited about here. I'm jealous of how fast you write. And yay for swag!

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    1. Thanks for the excitement, Adrianne. I appreciate it. :)

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  31. Kelly, love the mishmash and that it has so many great pieces of news. Yay! Hope all is well! :D

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    1. Thanks, Julia. I do like this meme I've created. It's nice to get to see what everyone is up to once a week. :)

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  32. I love your Monday Mishmash subjects. I've heard Kindle Fire is awesome.

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    1. Thanks! I've heard the same. I want it!

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