Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Mishmash with a Cover Reveal

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:

  1. Cape May  I may be home but my mind is still back in Cape May. It was a great weekend getaway. Although, I had no internet for 3 days!
  2. Finishing my WIP  I'll be finishing up the draft of my WIP this week. I've already written the ending, but I have some of the middle left to write. ;P
  3. Radio Show  I was on Geek Chick Radio with other Spencer Hill Press authors last Tuesday. You can hear the show here.
  4. Guest Post  On Friday, I did a guest post and interview on Elaine Stock's blog. If you missed it, it's still up. Find it here.
  5. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century  I revealed the cover of Rachel Harris's debut YA novel a while back, but the cover has been redone. I love it! Here it is:




That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

58 comments:

  1. Oh Cape May sounds interesting ... 3 days without Internet can sometimes be bliss. I have taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging/ social media and it's done me the world of good ... it helps to recharge the batteries.

    Good luck with the writing - hope it goes well.

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    1. Thanks! I'll be blogging about my lack of internet later this week.

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  2. Sounds like a great vacation and I'm glad to hear you have survived 3 days of internet deprivation! The YA book cover is adorable. Makes me want to check it out.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. It was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be.

      I love the cover too. I can't wait to read this.

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  3. What a great cover! Today I'm thinking about relaxing, even though I don't know how much of that will get done LOL

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  4. No internet for three days...shivers!!

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  5. It was absolute torture for me when I had to go without internet while on our white water rafting trip last year. It wasn't until I was home that I realized how relaxing and how much fun I'd had on my trip!

    That cover is awesome, too.

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    1. LOL. I did have a great time, and got over the disconnected feeling.

      I love the cover, too!

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  6. Glad you had a good weekend. I really like that cover. Clever title. Good luck with your WIP.

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  7. I'd love to visit Cape May. The houses there look amazing.
    Today I'll be interviewing someone for a science article I'm working on. It's nice to be working on a short project which I can finish in a week instead of a novel-length one! Good luck on finishing the WIP this week!

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    1. Yes, the houses are gorgeous and so colorful. It was really beautiful.

      Good luck with your interview. Short projects are great for getting a sense of accomplishment without the lengthy wait you can have when writing a novel.

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  8. Love the new cover for Rachel's book! And Cape May sounds like a great place. I'm busting my behind trying to get as much writing in between now and Thursday as possible. It's Grace's last day of school, so my time is going to shrink, lol. Good luck this week!

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    1. Oh, I know. My daughter only has until the end of the month and then no more school until next school year. Good luck!

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  9. Looks like a fun book, I love the cover and the trailer.

    *ignorantly confesses she doesn't know where Cape May IS*

    Dreaming about my grandmother's house, and driving around her neighborhood in a car I don't have anymore. (Wonder if the people there have Internet connection now.)

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    1. Cape May is the bottom tip of NJ. It's beautiful. Since I'm originally from NJ and have a right to pick on the state a little, I'll say that Cape May almost makes you forget you are in NJ. ;)

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  10. Maybe it was a great getaway *because* you had no internet. :)

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  11. It sounds like you had a nice time. :)

    I LOVE that cover. There's something about the backpack...

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  12. Congratulations on almost finishing another WIP. Wow, you're fast!

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  13. Nice cover, with a very clear time-travel allusion. Enjoyed the trailer also!

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  14. I love the cover. It's very cute and pretty. I think the title is adorable as well. I don't care for the trailer though.

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    1. I'm glad you like the cover, Lindsay.

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  15. Nice cover. I remember the first time you posted it. Now you've got me wondering what they changed.

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    1. The entire cover changed. It used to be a girl wearing a similar dress and she had huge sunglasses. I like this one better.

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  16. Love the book cover, and what a great concept for a story. It sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing. (I really enjoyed your trailer.)

    Marja McGraw

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  17. I had a getaway as well...but it was to a writers conference. So much fun being surrounded by so many people who share the same interests as me. :)

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    1. Conferences are the best. Being around other writers is such a great experience.

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  18. Lovely cover. I like the "old" dresses, but am glad we don't have to wear them today. Imagine how hot they were.

    Glad you had a nice vacation. Sounds super.

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    1. Same here. The dresses are gorgeous. I'd like to wear one on a special occasion, but definitely not every day.

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  19. I'm trying to bring joy back to reading, and my life in general, my birthday and Mother's Day was neutral, but I want to feel better than neutral, I want to actually feel joyous and like I'm accomplishing something more concrete than recently.

    I don't know what will get me there, but please pray for me, Kelly. I don't want to be where I was last year, and how much of this year has been so far.

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    1. Sending prayers your way, Taurean. I hope good things will happen for you soon.

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  20. Glad to see I'm not the only one who jumps around a manuscript.

    This week, I'm finishing off the last details of my new website before I pass out the link to friends and business contacts to have a look over, before it goes live. I'm also working on my WiP which at the moment is throwing up more questions than answers. Frustrating but wonderfully thought provoking, it's given me a new slant on my novel.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Good luck with that, Fi. I know exactly what you mean about more questions than answers.

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  21. Congrats for being on the radio show and for working on your WIP! I continue to revise mine. Looks like it'll be mid-summer before I'm ready to query...

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    1. Good luck with revisions. Polish that MS. :)

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  22. Loved the cover and the surprise it promises with the period dress and the backpack. Great!

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  23. these all sound like sweet peaceful things. congrats on your WIP.

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  24. I loved the photo of the cover!!! I used to dream of wearing a dress like that one!!

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  25. Great job, Kelly. I just finished listening to your radio interview. You did really well, I didn't hear any jitters there or even hesitation to the answers. I can't believe you wrote Touch of Death in 14 days! Amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Allyn. I sometimes hate to admit I write so quickly. It sort of shows how crazy obsessed I am with writing. :P

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  26. Sounds like a nice relaxing weekend. I've been on the road a great deal, but it's not been for R&R. I need a stretch of beach... Loved the booked jacket.

    On my mind yesterday, was sleep. Today on my mind is finishing the two short stories I started before going off to the Writer's Conference, or and sending off the entire MS, who previously had the first 50 pages. Good thing, yes?

    Hugs, Kelly... you're my shining star.

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    1. Yes, that's a great thing, getting a request for a full off a partial. Good luck! I'm crossing everything for you, Brenda.

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  27. Glad you had a nice trip to Cape May! How fun! I am looking forward to listening to the radio interview. Good luck with your WIP- that is great that you have the end done, now it wil just be adding in how the characters get to where they end up. :)

    ~Jess

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    1. Exactly. It's basically just the climax left, which should be very fun to write. :)

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  28. You are rocking and rolling my dear. I am en route coming home from vaca. But I worked and played. :)

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    1. I hope you had a great vacation, Jodi!

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  29. I loved visiting Italy. I've been to Florence! I'll def love My Sweet Sixteenth Century all the more for it. :D Congrats to Rachel.

    Good luck with your revisions!

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