Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday Mishmash 5/5/14


Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:
  1. Beth Fred's Blurb Writing Course  My friend Beth Fred is teaching another blurb writing course in June. This is the method she used when she queried and it got her a 50% full request rate. If you want to sign up, you can do so here.
  2. Free Monthly Newsletter  My free monthly newsletter goes out this evening. If you aren't signed up but would like to receive one, click here.
  3. New Manuscript  My latest YA manuscript is off to betas and will be in the hands of my CPs soon too. I'm so excited about this story and these characters.
  4. Curse of the Granville Fortune  The cover of my upcoming MG fantasy, Curse of the Granville Fortune will be revealed on May 9th! I'm so excited! It's awesome guys. Really awesome!
  5. Editing, eye doctor, and lunch dates  This week I have client edits to attend to, an eye doctor appointment, and lunch dates with friends. I'll enjoy all but the eye doctor visit. ;)
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?



34 comments:

  1. Wow, lots of exciting things for you this week. I'm still polishing my first 4 chapters to submit. It helps to have a super critical husband and a writer friend with an eye for detail. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Good luck, Fi! And yes, it's great when we have CPs and betas who really do make our work better.

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  2. So glad you are doing fun things like lunch with friends. Wish I was there!

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    1. Yeah, you have to schedule fun things to break up the work. :)

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  3. Can't wait to see your MG cover! Excited for you, busy girl.

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    1. I LOVE the cover. I can't wait to share it!

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  4. Can't wait to read your manuscript. Let's hope I can finish rewriting mine soon.

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    1. I have it ready when you are, Beth.

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  5. A new manuscript? Wow, you are a fast writer! How about teaching a course on speed writing?! Good luck at the eye doctor.

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    1. When I say new, I mean one I wrote months ago, put away, and just revised. I try to put my manuscripts away for a while after I draft them. So it's still new to me, but I actually wrote it months ago.

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  6. Good luck with your new manuscript, Kelly. I hope your beta readers give you some great feedback!
    This will be a busy week of working at the day job and writing for me. Happy Monday!

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  7. But I have to say I am grateful to your eye doctor ... because he/she keeps those busy eyes of yours going :-)

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    1. :) I'm actually going to a new doctor, but here's to hoping I like him.

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  8. All the best with the new manuscript!

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  9. Enjoy the lunch dates and good luck with the new MS and eye doctor :-)

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    1. Thank you, Anita! Have a great week!

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  10. This is revision week. I'm halfway through revising my YA historical novel for the 2nd time, and on the last revision for my PB. Can't wait for your cover reveal!

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  11. Today, I reviewed a great picture book on T.A.A.-
    http://talkinganimaladdicts.com/weekly-readings-5/
    (And I'm giving away a copy of it, too, for U.S. and Canada only)

    I've got a great "Mother's Day" gift for my grandmother who raised me, and for once, I know what to get my birth mother, who is VERY hard to shop for.

    I'm really excited for my birthday next week, especially because it falls on Children's Book Week, I'm going to do something special on T.A.A. so look for it.

    I hope to get another video involving my debut novel, GABRIEL, done this month, and in the meantime you can follow Gabriel and Rum on Twitter (@GabrielandRum)

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    1. Yay for Mother's Day gifts! And happy birthday, a week early!

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  12. Cool, can't wait to see your MG cover! I think MG has some of the best covers in the biz. =)

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    1. I seriously adore this cover. It might be my new favorite. ;)

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  13. Great stuff here. I love how you have so many things going on.

    The worst part of an eye appointment is when they dilate pupils.

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    1. I never let them dilate my pupils. lol I tell them they can't because I have to drive home. ;)

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  14. Always exciting when a new story goes to Betas... Exciting and a bit nerve racking, though I suspect that, for you, the latter not so much.

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    1. Oh, I definitely get nervous when I send a manuscript to betas. I always love my books, but I also know they can be improved upon.

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  15. Good luck with your YA manuscript! And I can't wait to see the cover for Curse of the Granville Fortune. I have a doctor appointment today and it's going to be a doozy! I'm not looking forward to it. I hope your eyes are okay. :)

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    1. Thanks, Chrys! Good luck with the doctor.

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  16. I signed up to be part of the reveal. I can't wait to see it! That blurb writing class sounds great. Good luck with the YA.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kai! I really appreciate it!

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