Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Mishmash 9/28/15


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. YA Scavenger Hunt  I'm excited to share that I'm on Team Orange for the YA Scavenger Hunt. It will run from October 1st to noon on October 4th. That means' I'll be posting on Thursday instead of Friday this week. There are tons of books to win on this hunt, so be sure to stop back on Thursday. Oh, and in case you noticed, I am on Team Orange for Our Little Secret, my new Ashelyn Drake title too. :) I'll be sharing exclusive bonus scenes told from alternate POVs, but they'll only be online during the 72-hour hunt, so don't miss out.
  2. Editing  I'll be editing for Leap this week. This is probably the fourth time I'm reading this book, which is why an editor must LOVE your book, because I'll read this at least four more times before the book is published.
  3. Monthly Newsletter Change  I've decided to release my free monthly newsletter on the first of every month instead of the first Monday of every month. The reason is that some months begin on a Tuesday and I feel like it takes to long for that first Monday to roll around. So, expect my newsletters in your inboxes on the 1st from now on. If you aren't signed up to receive my newsletter but would like to, click here.
  4. I Wrote An Adult Novella?  You know me. I say I'll never do something and then, guess what? I do it. I said I'd never write for adults. I'm a children's author. Well, I am, but I just finished a novella for a boxset last week and it's a clean adult romance. So, I guess Ashelyn Drake writes romance for teens, new adults, and adults now. ;) 
  5. Our Little Secret  I want to thank everyone who has already posted a review of Our Little Secret on Amazon. Reviews are so important as far as Amazon promoting the book and placing it in the eyes of potential readers, so I really appreciate every review, whether the reader loved the book or it wasn't for them.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

28 comments:

  1. Writing for adults has always intrigued me. Just not ready to take that plunge. It's a great way to spread your writing wings, though. Awesome and best of luck with it.

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    1. I never expected to write for adults. It was definitely a challenge.

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  2. You are a busy woman! I started out writing romance for adults back in the 90s and I'd love to get back to that someday. I think it's good that we can write for a variety of age groups because trends change so much! When I started writing, there was ZERO market for young adult...and middle grade didn't even exist yet!

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    1. Yes, the market is constantly changing. It's impossible to keep up.

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  3. I started out with writing as a virtual character in an online RPG. Poetry and shorts were always my favorite. Good luck with your Novella, Kelly!

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  4. Seems you're busy as always, Kelly! I'm deep in the middle of a revision of my YA thriller. And I've also been having lots of fun with the family doing all types of outdoor activities while the nice weather lasts.

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    1. I've seen your family pictures on FB. I'm a little jealous about all the fun your having. ;) Actually, we've been outside a lot enjoying the beautiful fall weather.

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  5. Have fun with the scavenger!

    And never say never, right? ;)

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  6. A scavenger hunt sounds cool! Have fun.

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  7. Writing an adult novella sounds fascinating- especially since it is out of your typical genre. Congrats! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks, Jess. It was tough. lol I'm glad I did it though.

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  8. Not a lot going on in my brain,box right now. I started a new job today and I. am. tired. =) Yay on the adult novella!

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    1. Congrats on the new job. Sorry you're tired. I think that comes with any new job though.

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  9. I'd like to write for adults too, one day. I like to post my newsletter on the first of the month. I used to think this would be hard to do, but I try to include 2-3 simple things and press send. Our Little Secret is on the front of my Kindle and I'll be reading it in October.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that, Medeia. I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  10. The scavenger hunt sounds like fun. I like writing Adult stories every now and then, if only because I don't have to keep checking with myself if I'm okay with someone's angry mom mailing me or something.

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    1. lol Didn't think about that, but you're right.

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  11. Great news about your adult novel! Congrats to you.

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  12. Where would my week get such a bang-up get-going without your Mondays? You are so productive, and put us to shame.
    Congratulations on the novella, perhaps my favorite form of adult literature, which is also part of why I like to read MG.

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    1. lol Hardly, Mirka. I'm always amazed by how much others are doing.

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  13. The scavenger hunt sounds like fun. Congratulations on your adult novella. Enjoy your editing. You'll probably be reading the story in your dreams. :)

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