Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Mishmash 10/12/15


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. MG Alien Twitter Pitches  Okay, MG authors, Leap Books Seek and I are looking for your Twitter pitch for middle grade alien books. Tweet me @kellyhashway with your MG alien pitch. If I'm interested, I'll reply with where to send sample pages. I'll be taking pitches today through Friday.
  2. Drafting  I'm attempting to draft a book between edits—well, I should say around edits because I'm still editing. Last Friday, I managed to get in 10,000 words and it felt amazing!
  3. Branding?  You know that draft I just mentioned? Well, it's an adult thriller. Apparently, I'm refusing to let Kelly Hashway be branded as a YA paranormal author. I can't help but write the stories that come to me, no matter what they are.
  4. Reading  I spend a lot of time reading. Between the books I edit for clients and the submissions for Seek, I read constantly. Of course that means I don't get to read a lot of new releases though. I'm going to attempt to change that. Wish me luck—and a few extra hours in my day.
  5. YA Fest  I attended YA Fest on Saturday and got to spend some time with readers and fellow authors. I had a great time. Here are some pictures from the event. 
    My table. (I signed the Touch of Death trilogy, The Monster Within duology, and Our Little Secret.)

    Lisa Amowitz, Martina Boone, and me

    The very awesome Brooke Watts DelVecchio and me
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

24 comments:

  1. What fun! I love book festivals. Looking forward to some myself. Great pics, Kelly!

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  2. I'm a die hard Peeta Mellark fan now that I've finished reading The Hunger Games series for Banned Books Week. But on my mind today is NaNoWriMo next month. Good luck with your reading and edits!

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  3. I'm always impressed with how much you can cram into a 24 hour day. LOL. I'm way behind on my reading.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. I wish I could cram more.

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  4. I love going to book festivals. And branding can be a tricky thing when you have unlimited stories inside.

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  5. The book festival looks and sounds like great fun!

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  6. What great pictures. Looks like you had fun. Good luck on your search for aliens. :-)

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  7. Ugh to the branding thing. I cannot figure out how to brand myself for the same reason. Just too scattered - but that's what I write! I can't help it!!! And now I want to write a MG alien book. That sounds so fun! Good luck with that.

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    1. Thanks, Kai. I've just accepted this is who I am as a writer.

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  8. Good luck with the new book. The book festival looked fun. After having moved house, I'm finally able to get on with some writing. I've missed my imaginary friends.

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    1. Thanks, Fi. I'm glad you're writing again.

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  9. How do you write ten thousand words in one day, while also managing to read and edit? And while at it, how do you manage to do it so well and look so gorgeous?
    I count it a great day when I get one tenth of this done. Go, girl!

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    1. lol I have very demanding characters—and sometimes I forget to eat, sleep, and do other mandatory things. ;)

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  10. Hi Kelly,
    Where was the fest at?
    You are one busy writer/reader/editor:)
    I agree, you should write whatever genre speaks to you. You go, girl.

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  11. You must be the most organized writer I know. Editing, writing, reading tweet pitches, reading novels, and just breathing. I'm tired just thinking about it. :)
    Have a great week.

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    1. I know others who make me look like a slacker. Lol

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