Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Mishmash 11/5/12

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:
  1. Hurricane Sandy  It's official. I hate Hurricane Sandy. The destruction to NJ was incredible. Here in PA, it wasn't as bad, but my family is mostly in NJ and my husband (who works in NJ) is still off from work.
  2. Halloween  Thankfully, trick or treating was moved to Sunday so my daughter didn't miss out.
  3. Free Monthly Newsletter  My newsletter goes out at 5pm EST today. If you aren't already signed up and would like to receive it, you can sign up here.
  4. Normal week  My daughter and husband were both off all last week because of the hurricane. This week, I'm back to writing and editing like usual.
  5. LOVE ALL SWAG Giveaway  Very soon, I'll be hosting a giveaway for SWAG for my upcoming YA contemporary romance novella, LOVE ALL, releasing January 15, 2013 through Swoon Romance. Here's a picture of the coins I made so you can help Meg choose between Ash and Noah.


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

50 comments:

  1. Those coins are so pretty! Swag is awesome! Glad to hear you guys are okay and that your daughter didn't miss Halloween :)

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  2. Gah, I share your hate for Sandy. I have a friend in NJ. She's ok though, but devastated by the wreckage Sandy caused. I hope your family is ok, though :)

    Oooh, pretty coins! Can't wait to read LOVE ALL

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  3. Thanks, Cecilia.

    My sister and my parents are still without power. I can't believe how long this is taking.

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  4. Sorry about all the havoc Sandy has brought into your life. Glad to hear things are starting to get a little normal though. ((hugs))

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  5. Hope life gets back to normal soon Kelly. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  6. Glad things are getting back to normal for you this week, Kelly. Like the swag. Very nice.

    Today, I am celebrating the release of my holiday digital short. YAY!

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  7. It was a crazy storm, i am sorry about the week of missed work. i feel awful for all of the businesses. Us, humans, we carry on. We just do. It's like stop or keep walking, ya know?

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  8. Those coins are so pretty. Sorry to hear about that storm messing with your week. Glad you're daughter didn't miss Halloween.

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  9. I'm sorry to hear about all the damage and the loss of lives. I still cannot believe the destruction. I hope those remaining without help will get some relief soon.

    Hope things return to normal very soon.

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    1. My sister lives at the Jersey Shore and they are supposed to be without power for another 7-10 days. It's so insane.

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  10. There's fun. Pretty coins! Praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. God bless and take care!

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    1. Thanks, Kat. Yes, prayers to all who were affected.

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  11. Sorry to hear about all the chaos Sandy caused. But I'm glad your daughter didn't miss Halloween. Cool swag, Kelly. Can't wait to read LOVE ALL!

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. I'm amazed at how many power lines are still all over the road. There are power trucks everywhere and still so much needs to be fixed.

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  12. This has been one big mess. Glad you and your family are safe and gradually returning to normal.

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  13. It was not a good week for NJ and NY last week. Hope the husband has stuff to do around the house to keep him sane.

    On my mind or list: redraftng the second WIP. Staying out of trouble (BOOHOO) and meeting the new CEO of our company today. That's me.

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    1. Brenda, I'm eagerly awaiting an email from you. I have everything crossed.

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  14. I don't blame you for hating Hurricane Sandy. We didn't have any damage here in Rochester, NY, but I feel for everyone who did. What's new here? Sick kids. First one, now another.

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    1. Sorry to hear you have sick kids. I hope they feel better soon.

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  15. My heart goes out to all the people who were hit hard by Sandy. My area of CT wasn't too- bad, but in other places people lost their homes. I am so glad your daughter got to trick or treat. A lot of towns postponed it to this Wednesday and now they are saying we may have nor'easter that day. Yikes! I hope they are wrong. Happy editing!
    ~Jess

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    1. If this nor'easter happens, I'm going to be really upset. My sister is already without everything. Luckily her house is okay, but I'm not sure how much more some people can take.

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  16. I agree re. Hurricane Sandy. We were fine here on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (apart from school being out for the week but work "on" for me), but Staten Island, Breezy Point, and, of course, NJ were devastated. It is just plain awful.
    Best to your family!

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    1. I'm glad you didn't get hit hard by the hurricane, E.D.

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  17. I love the coins.

    It's horrible what people are still going through with Sandy. It won't be easy to resume normal living in some areas, but it will happen. I'm hoping for full recovery--although some things might never be the same--after that devastation.

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    1. I know. It's incredible how much was destroyed. I feel awful for my sister. Her area is pretty much destroyed.

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  18. Ooh, shiny! Pretty coins!

    Sorry about the darn hurricane causing you all so much trouble.

    Me, I'm editing and proofreading a translation before I send it to the publisher.

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    1. Thanks.

      Good luck with your translation.

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  19. Thank goodness you all survived Sandy! The pictures over here looked horrendous. And I gather there are STILL people in NY without power. Amazing! Stay well.

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    1. My sister in NJ won't have power for another 7-10 days and with this nor-easter coming tomorrow, it might be more.

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  20. I'm glad to hear you and your family are safe and sound. I can't tell you how many hurricanes I've been through (former Floridian here), but I can't think of a single one where we didn't get power back within the week, or had as much flooding as I've seen on TV from Sandy. Here's hoping NJ and NY get back on their feet soon.

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    1. I'll second that. I hope everyone is back to normal very soon.

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  21. Glad you are safe and now out freezing trying to vote. My brother was in Virgina so he wasn't hit much either thank goodness. I feel awful for NJ and NY. Hurricanes are devastating. I hope everything gets back on track for you and everyone else soon. What's on my mind: just doing another read of my short story before sending it off.That and feeling like an idiot for hurting my foot, which I am pretty sure is just sprained. What a huge inconvenience with children :-) Happy election day.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. Sorry you hurt your foot.

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  22. Man, Sandy had been terrible. I'm really sorry about your husband's work. Everyone dealing with that difficult situation is in my prayers. Sending good wishes!

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    1. Thanks, Emilyann. Luckily, we are back to normal now, but so many others still are not. My heart goes out to them.

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  23. Cute! I love your SWAG idea. I bet it was nice to have your husband and daughter with you for a week.

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    1. Yes, it was, but it was killer on my writing.

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  24. One of the other bloggers I follow got hit pretty hard, her and her husband, by Sandy. The house is still standing, but there was damage.

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    1. I know people who lost houses, boats, and/or had damage. So devastating.

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  25. We lost power for 4 days (see my latest blog post on the hurricane ordeal). I feel especially bad for those on Staten Island and in Breezy Point. NYC needs some sea walls and an emergency power backup system, so that Con Ed doesn't hold all of the power.

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    1. I just read your post, Catherine. I'm so glad this is over.

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