Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Mishmash 9/9/13

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:

  1. Back to my usual schedule  My daughter and husband are back in school, which means I'm writing and editing for five and a half hours a day. While I miss my family, I'm enjoying how much I can get done each day.
  2. Critique Service  In addition to my editorial services, I've decided to open up to paid critiques. These will focus more on content and story development and will be less expensive than a full edit. If you're interested, check out my pricing here.
  3. Free monthly newsletter  With the September is for Sequels Giveaway Hop last Monday, I had to push back my monthly newsletter. It will go out at 5pm EST today. If you aren't signed up but would like to receive on, click here.
  4. Kindle Fire Case Winner  Congrats to Adrianne Russell for winning the Snugg Kindle Fire Case!
  5. Rushing Into Love by Ashelyn Drake  The third book in the Campus Crush series releases tomorrow. (These are all companion books, so you can read them out of order.) Add it on Goodreads.
As a college junior, Mindy Stanton has no interest in dating a freshman.

That is until Ben Whitmore shows up and serenades his way into her heart at the dorm social she’s running. And after hearing him sing, even Mindy can’t deny that he has a deep, sexy voice that makes her melt.

Even though Mindy makes it clear that she doesn’t date younger guys, Ben pursues her anyway. After all, he doesn’t seem like the typical college freshman, who is only interested in hooking up, partying until he can’t remember his name, or joining a frat. He’s a gentleman, a romantic, and definitely knows all the right things to say to sweep a girl off her feet.

So Mindy drops her guard. She allows herself to fall for him. Before she knows it, Ben is all she can think about. To her, he’s perfect.

But it doesn’t take Mindy long to discover that even the most perfect guys…

Have secrets.

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

47 comments:

  1. Your husband's at school? Either you married very young or he's a teacher.

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  2. Yay for time to get things done! And as much as we love our kids, you know, sweet silence... ;)

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  3. Happy you're getting back to your writing routine. Though we love our families, we love them even more when we have time to write. They can be so time consuming!

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    1. Yes. And now that I have all day to work I can focus on my family when they're home. :)

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  4. Hey Kelly,
    sounds like a very productive schedule--congrats to you. I finally sent a book review to an editor that I thought I was going to send in late 2011. Hopefully they still want it. If not, I'll pitch it elsewhere or use for my blog.
    I'm also hoping to sign up for a workshop this Sat on 'Dark Gothic Romance' (it's covering fantasy, erotica and horror). It will be a stretch for me, but it sounds fun!

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    1. Ooh, that workshop does sound fun! Good luck with it.

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  5. Well, today is my first day back to my regular schedule: blogging, writing, cleaning, running kiddos all over heck... They started school last week, but I took those few days for myself, gearing up for the next nine months. :)

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    1. I hope you get right back into your schedule smoothly, Sheri.

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  6. Oh, what I'd give if I only had ONE hour each day to write. I envy you! lol

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    1. I do have to break that up for editing, promotion, and writing, so it's not straight writing unfortunately. Well, maybe I sneak a day or two in for just writing. ;)

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  7. Rushing into Love looks awesome :) And best of luck with the new critique service!

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  8. Congrats on all of your expanded time to write!

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  9. Congrats to Adrienne for winning, and to Ashelyn for her new book. Keep editing away, Kelly! You're doing great! :-)

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  10. Hi Kelly, I haven't visited for awhile but noticed you are super busy. Sounds like summer's over but 5 hours of productive writing for you looks very rewarding. Congratulations.

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    1. Thanks, Eve. Believe it or not, I'm filling those 5 hours easily and could use some more. lol I'm not sure all the time in the world would be enough.

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  11. Rushing into Love Looks great. Love the cover. Good luck with the critique Service! I think it's a great addition to your Services. :)

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  12. Can't wait for Ashlyn's release tomorrow! And you're killing it with the productivity, Kelly :-) You go, girl!

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  13. I think the critique Service is a great idea. More writing means more great books, so I'm really glad! ;) My copy of Stalked by death should arrive next week.

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  14. I so envy your schedule. ;) Congrats on having more time to write and edit! Good luck with your critique service!

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  15. I am so glad my kids and hubby are back in school. Though most of the time I am with clients, there are little times of the day, where I can catch up on things! <3

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  16. Ooooh. Stoked about this latest Ashelyn Drake book. Thanks Kelly! Good luck with all your newfound work hours!

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  17. Doesn't it feel good to have some extra time? I know you will miss your family, but hopefully you can get a lot more done now. When I am in my home, completely and utterly alone, it's a lot easier for me to stay focused. Wish you the best of luck because it sounds like you are going to be busy, busy!

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    1. Thanks, Gina. Yes, I do miss my family, but I having all this time means I can focus on my family when they are home and that's good too. :)

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  18. Yes, back to school routine here too. The house is 'so' peaceful during school hours. I may well take you up on your critique service when I finish the next (not current) draft.

    Got a lot of work done on my novel last week but this week I'm preparing for my daughter's 11th birthday on Thursday. She's having a couple of friends round for a birthday tea.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Feel free to contact me when you're ready. :)

      Happy birthday to your daughter. I hope the tea is lovely.

      Enjoy your week.

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  19. Glad you are getting so much writing done! I feel like I could use a week off to catch up on all that I have on my plate. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Sorry you have so much on your plate right now, Jess. Good luck with it.

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  20. I spent the better part of the day moving my things into a new place. It's going to take some getting used to!

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    1. Ooh, that sounds fun. Well, the new place, not the moving part. Good luck unpacking.

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  21. Gosh, every time I read your blog, I feel exhausted! How you manage to pack so much into your life is amazing!! haha....slopes back to bed....

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    1. lol I try to squeeze as much as possible into my days. ;)

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  22. I'm just trudging along editing my WIP, hoping to get it right this time. :)

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  23. Hoorah, Kelly, for the back-to-school five (and a half!) hours a day of concentration time you had just re-gained, and to your new editing service. You will need that time for it, and more. Now we know where to go!

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    1. :) It's amazing how quickly five and a half hours go by.

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