Monday, December 28, 2015

Monday Mishmash 12/28/15


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. Disconnecting/Enjoying the Holiday  I did something very rare for me. I disconnected to enjoy the holiday uninterrupted with my family. I'm behind on edits now, but not checking my email for days felt great.
  2. Editing  I have two edits I have to finish before the end of the month. Eek! I'm also booked solid with edits through March.
  3. Into the Fire Trilogy Covers  I got a great Christmas present in the form of seeing the drafts of my covers for the Into the Fire Trilogy and seriously they are GORGEOUS! I cried. I've been fortune with covers in the past, but these…I'm speechless. I can't wait until I can share them.
  4. Reading  I'm working more reading time into my schedule. It isn't easy, but I loaded my Kindle over the break and I'm determined to get in some much needed reading for enjoyment.
  5. Finished My First Adult Thriller  Last week I finished drafting my first adult thriller. It was a tough book to write, but I'm really glad I did.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

34 comments:

  1. Yes, I sensed a hole in the force while you were enjoying time with your family. Welcome back!

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  2. Good for you! You need to take some down time, and the holidays are a perfect time for it. Can't wait to see the covers! Good luck with the edits. Have a great week. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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  3. Congratulations on finishing your book.

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  4. I've also fallen behind taking care of personal business, but catching up happens. I can't wait to see these amazing covers. What a great holiday treat. It's wonderful finishing a draft, especially a tough one.

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    1. Yes, it was a wonderful Christmas Eve gift. :)

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  5. Luckily most of my clients have gone silent, but they slammed me with work the first two weeks of the month. I did have one client who had an "emergency project" he sent me on the 23rd...but he acknowledged it was the holiday. I sent him the first piece of it and wouldn't you know? Now he's disappeared. I guess it was supposed to be an emergency on my end but he was going to go off and enjoy the holiday with family.

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    1. Remember the quote "Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part." Best wishes.

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    2. Ed, you'll like my blog post for tomorrow. ;)

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  6. I've taken a break from writing for a few days to just 'be' with my family - lovely. Good luck with the editing. Can't wait to see the new covers and find out about your adult book. See you in 2016.

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  7. Disconnected myself. December has been a slow one for me (with writing).

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  8. LOL Our lists are similar. This is my first time participating in Monday Mishmash, thank you for the brilliant topic/idea. Hope you had a wonderful holiday! :)

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    1. You're welcome. Looking forward to reading your MM post.

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  9. Congrats on your draft and your covers. It's always good to disconnect to spend time with your family. Which I'm sure they enjoyed it as much as you. Good luck with your editschedule and Happy New Year’s.!

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  10. So glad you were able to unplug and spend some much needed time with family. It is hard to do- but SO worth it. :) Good luck editing!
    ~Jess

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    1. Yes, and your book should be arriving any day for my daughter and I to read. :)

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  11. If you've still got two edits left with this short amount of time in the month, that's quite a deadline!

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  12. I am currently drafting my first erotic superhero novel myself so yay for first. Nice you got to hang out with the family Kelly and congrats on the cover happy.

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  13. Disconnecting now and then is good for the spirit. You've more than earned it, Kelly.

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  14. Sometimes you just have to unplug. Then it's time to plug back in. :). I finally did. Happy New Year.

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    1. Same here. Back to work. Happy New Year!

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  15. I'm so happy you were able to unplug and spend time with your family. Sometimes we need to do that to regain our perspective. Congrats on finishing your adult book. I can't wait to read it.

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  16. I like your list. Like you, I'm always trying to find more time to read. Good luck trying to keep that balance.

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    1. Thanks! Good luck finding more reading time.

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