Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday Mishmash 12/12/16


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. Editing  I'm finishing a client edit today, moving on to a proofread after that, and getting ready for another edit later this week.
  2. Lies We Tell Production Files  I'm in the process of getting my April 2017 release ready for production. I really love being indie. After working on both sides of publishing for years, I'm excited to have my future in my own hands. I get to do all sorts of fun stuff with my production files. Plus, I can pick my own editors, which is awesome.
  3. Balance  While I decided NaNoWriMo is not designed for fast drafters, I did learn to balance working for clients and working for myself, and I'm really grateful for that. I'm continuing to do that each day now, and I'm much happier.
  4. Fading Into the Shadows  Only a little over a month until Fading Into the Shadows releases! This was one of my favorite books to write. It just flowed really well, and I fell hard for these characters. I'm a little sad it's a standalone, but I felt like the story was complete at the end.
  5. Deciding What to Write Next  I drafted two books in November, and I have two waiting to be written. They're both scheduled as 2019 releases, so I'm not sure which one to tackle first. Hmm... Maybe I'll do some more plotting on each and see which one takes over my brain.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

24 comments:

  1. Looking forward to Fading into the Shadows. Lots of Christmas preparations for me and still working on a revamp of my novel. Have a wonderful week.

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  2. All the best with your two plotted books. Perhaps work on both so you can come fresh to one story after working on other one.

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  3. Balance in all things seems to be the best choice. Glad you found it during NaNo

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  4. Busy lady. I wish I could completely draft books as quick as you do Kelly.

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  5. The awesomeness of being your own boss can be exhilarating! Happy for you. :)

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  6. I think it's great that writers have the option of being Indie or Traditional because what works for one person doesn't always work for another. I like the characters in Fading into the Shadows too. :)

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  7. Congrats on all the writing work you have accomplished for yourself Kelly. That along with being a professional editor is just worthy of applause. *Applause* Happy Holidays too.

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    1. I love both jobs. I consider myself very lucky for that.

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  8. I am glad you got a lot done during NaNo and that it helped you figure out balance. :) Good luck figuring out which ms to work on next.
    ~Jess

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  9. You must not only be fast, but also very sharp to keep all these wheels going. I wonder if you ever get your different stories confused, and have a plot that borrows from one to the other... I'm sure I would.

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    1. I have cheat sheets to keep everything straight. I should blog about those.

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  10. You seem to be on a roll! Keep at it. All the best!

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  11. Have fun with your April book production, Kelly! I admire that you've found a balance for writing for clients and for yourself. I'm still learning that!

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    1. Balance took me so long to learn. I swore for years I'd find balance, and I'm just now doing it.

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