Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Mishmash: 1/12/15


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. Editing  I've been very busy with edits, which I love. I've gotten to work on some really great manuscripts.
  2. Revisions  I finished up revisions on Out of the Ashes, and I really love this book.
  3. Drafting  Campus Crush fans have demanded politely asked for another book for Mike. ;) I couldn't say no. Mike needs his HEA. So last night I began drafting his book. And yes, I believe it will be a full-length novel instead of a novella, but don't quote me on that just yet.
  4. Balance  This month is all about finding balance as I edit, revise, and draft at the same time. Eek!
  5. Kelly's Coven Giveaways  I have an awesome street team and this month I'm rewarding them in two ways—with the opportunity to beta read Out of the Ashes AND with a giveaway for a signed book (of mine) of their choice. I've gotten several new members this month. Will you be next? You can join us here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

36 comments:

  1. Sounds like you got quite a bit done recently. My work focus has been scattered lately due to family vacation. Feel the urge to get back to my normal routine.

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    1. Routines are good. I couldn't live without them.

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  2. Hope you find your balance. I'm finally getting back to some writing this week (even with an ill son at home). Have a great week.

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    1. I hope your son feels better soon. My daughter has a snow day today, so I'm working here and there around entertaining her.

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  3. I commend you on editing, revising, and drafting all at the same time.

    I believe I could edit somebody else's work while working on one of my own manuscripts, but I've tried revising a manuscript while drafting another, and that was a mess! I'll avoid doing it again, until and unless deadlines demand that I do!

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    1. Yeah, I never liked doing that, but deadlines have forced me to. I'm getting used to it. Thankfully. ;)

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  4. awesome, congrats on finishing revisions! and I pretty much killed it with some writing this weekend, so I'm feeling really accomplished :)

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  5. Finding balance is always important.

    I'm one of those fans who demanded another story for Mike. ;) And I'm so excited that you're writing it! And a full-length novel? YAY! :D

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  6. It's difficult to do all of those at the same time. It takes extraordinary concentration. I'm amazed you can keep all of your projects straight.

    Today, I'm celebrate the release of my new novel. Woohoo.

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  7. It sounds like you've been exceedingly busy!

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  8. I love that you are listening to your fans for your current book. Awesome! Good luck finding your balance. :)
    ~Jess

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  9. Good luck finding your balance. You got a lot going on. I need to work on balancing my projects too.

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    1. Good luck with finding balance in your projects too, Auden.

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  10. I WISH I had revisions to make, but I'm technically blink this week since I've lost my computer glasses. I'll be back to my old self in the next day or so!!

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  11. Out of the Ashes- I really like that title! Into the Fire, now Out of the Ashes- makes me curious as to what the third one will be!

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    1. The third is titled Up in Flames. :) Yup, I just leaked that.

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    2. Nice leak! (ok, that sounded weird) =) The whole series has a great, cohesive feel then. And I think that last is actually my favorite now!

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    3. So much happens in Up in Flames! Crazy, intense ride if you ask me. Of course I did write it so… ;)

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  12. Hi Kelly, this is an ambitious showing of your hard work. Editing and working on drafts---so exciting! Monday. I like to get productive. Today wasn't too bad. Working on my shit first draft still for some projects. :)

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    1. Good luck with the drafts. Those are always interesting to revise, aren't they? Some can be scary and others can be surprisingly good for first drafts.

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  13. That's great he's getting his own novel. I've been thinking of continuing a character with a new book, but I haven't started it.

    Happy writing.

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    1. Ooh, from which book? Oh course you don't have to say if you don't want to.

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  14. I am constantly amazed by how much people get done! I just finished a book, so I'm moving to a different project for revisions. And working. And that's about all I can keep up with!

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    1. When I was working full-time, I couldn't get half as much done. It just takes too much of your time. I'm always amazed by people who work all day and still find time to write, because I know how tough that can be.

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  15. You're off and running~~~ galloping. Yes, balance is key.

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    1. This is the first year I'm actually making myself find balance. In the past I've sworn to do it, but haven't. It feels good, so I hope I keep it up.

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  16. I can't seem to find the balance between all these...you are doing great at keeping the balance. All the best!

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    1. Thanks. It's domr I've struggled with in the past, but I'm getting better at it.

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