Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Mishmash 5/23/16


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. Book Signing at Blairstown Elementary  I'm returning to Blairstown Elementary today. You may remember I had a school visit there in March. Well, the students had the opportunity to order my books and I'm returning today to sign them. I was amazed at how many ordered books. I'm doing hand exercises to get ready for all the signing. ;) 
  2. Drafting  Drafting at half my usual pace is going well. It's hard for me to not fully jump in and let the manuscript consume me, but I'm forcing myself to only write half the day to keep balance between editing and drafting. So far so good. Or so I keep telling myself.
  3. Editing  I'm managing to stay on pace with edits even though I'm cutting my day's in half. The key is I'm staying sane and healthy. No stress. I'm calling it a win.
  4. Summer Schedule  This is my daughter's last full week of school, which means my summer schedule will be in full effect beginning June 1. My work hours will be early mornings and late evenings so I can spend the bulk of my day being Mom (my favorite job of all).
  5. Visions of Mockingbird Point  I should be getting edits back on the third book in the Curse of the Granville Fortune series in early June. This is the final installment and while I'm sad to see the characters go, I'm happy with how the series ends. Expect the book sometime in July.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

22 comments:

  1. Love, love, love that students ordered your book and now you get to go back to sign them. Very cool!

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  2. Sounds like a full summer. Should be fun.

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  3. Your summer sounds eventful Kelly. Stress free is the way to go.

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  4. Have fun with the kids. Now I have something new to look forward too--the third book in one of my favorite MG series.

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  5. Going back to the school for a signing sounds like fun! Hope the hand exercises helped. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. The PTG scheduled breaks for me, thankfully! I couldn't have signed that many books non-stop.

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  6. Yay for book signings! Hope you had a great time.

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  7. I expect you had fun at the signing.

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  8. You really do stay busy! Enjoy it while you're still young. The older you get, you'll realize slowing down has real benefits as well. Congrats on such a great school visit and book signing!

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    1. I've already slowed down. My health demanded it.

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  9. Love the new you, Kelly. By any standards you are amazingly productive even at half pace. But this will keep you healthier.

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  10. I really like the mg book title! Have fun signing!

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