Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday Mishmash 12/1/14


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. School Visits  I have two school visits today! I'll be at Cedar Mountain Elementary School this morning and at Lounsberry Hollow Middle School this afternoon. At both schools I'll be speaking and signing copies of Curse of the Granville Fortune.
  2. Signing at Moravian Book Shop Last Saturday  I was at Moravian Book Shop again last Saturday signing copies of The Monster Within. My book tour is now officially over, not that I won't be doing more signings for this book. I definitely will. Thanks to everyone who came out to get a signed book.
  3. Home Renovations  I'm just going to sigh. We've been under construction since May 27th and I'm so tired of it. The upstairs is painted and trimmed now. Floors are being measured on Thursday, and my countertop will arrive next week. After that, it's finishing the bathroom and the floors in the hallway, sitting room, and closets. This will end eventually, right?
  4. Revising  I'm revising a few books I have drafted since I realized I have a back log of drafted books. lol Time for some serious revisions.
  5. A Month of Giveaways  I'm participating in a ton of giveaways. I may be poor when these are all finished. ;) More info to come on these.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

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32 comments:

  1. Yay for school visits and book signings. Boo for home renovations. Still, it's almost Christmas.

    I didn't manage 50k words or complete my first draft during NaNoWriMo but I did get the first fifteen chapters written so I'm rather pleased with my effort. I'm downtooling (with regards to writing) for most of December because my children have such an active social life and I need to get everything ready for Christmas. I doubt my muse will let me rest though. I foresee a notebook full of ideas for books one and two to start on in the new year.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Keep that notebook handy then. :) I have so much to do before Christmas since I'm hosting. I have to get this house in order.

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  2. Have fun at the schools.
    Try to look at the end results. The construction will end and your home will be beautiful.
    Revisions are good. :)

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    1. I know. It's just been going on for so long. I need to have the Flash come finish these renovations. ;)

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  3. Have fun at the school visits (and with the revisions!). And best of luck with the rest of those renovations :)

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  4. Good luck with your school visits, Kelly. I'm sure the children will love you and your book=)
    Sigh for your renovation woes. Hopefully they will be done soon!

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    1. I had a great time at my school visits. The kids were wonderful, and it was so much fun going back to the district I grew up in.

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  5. Yes, the renovations will end eventually.

    Someday.

    Maybe.

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  6. Kelly, I thought your rennos were done! Good luck!

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    1. Nope. The construction part is mostly done. We are painting, flooring, finishing the bathroom, and finishing the kitchen now.

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  7. All I can say about renovations is once they are completed it will be worth it. Promise. Hope you had a good holiday. And have fun with the revisions.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. I can't wait for this to be finished so I can start enjoying the new space.

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  8. Kelly, construction always takes longer than expected. Always! LOL I hope things get finished soon, and I hope your school events go well. :)

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  9. Good luck with your school visits!

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  10. Why couldn't I have been so lucky to have an author come talk about their mg book when I was in school? I seriously can't remember a single time we had an author in. I hope they're doing better w/that now. Have fun revising- and a backlog of finished books, I wish I could say that! =)

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    1. I didn't have an author visit until I was in college. lol

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  11. Lucky schools and lucky kids. My first school visit is in January and I'm just trying to figure out what I'm going to say. Oh well, trial and error seems to be the way I learn anyway.

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  12. Home renovations are always tough and it sounds like you have a lot going on. Hopefully you in the home stretch. Good luck with your revisions!
    ~Jess

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  13. This is all wonderful book news. I know I'll have to remodel one day and I'm worried how I'll handle it since it seems so lengthy.

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    1. My husband and I agreed that this is our last remodel. Next time, we just move. lol

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  14. Super-busy as usual, eh? Good luck with wrapping up those renovations soon!

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  15. Renovations and revisions in the same week! I'd be exhausted, am so just reading this. lol

    Good luck!

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  16. I'm sorry the renovations are taking a lot longer than expected. Hopefully it'll be done for the New Year.

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  17. Sounds not so fun. I'm glad my new house is all done and no more construction noise now.

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