Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday Mishmash 5/14/18


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. Revising  I'm revising book two in my psychic mystery series so I can get it to my editor soon.
  2. #Cockygate  If you don't know about this, you're lucky. I'll be honest. I'm very upset about the state of the publishing industry over the past year and a half. This isn't the industry I came into in 2011, and it breaks my heart to see all the awful things happening in the book world.
  3. Lack of motivation  Motivation is never something I've struggled with until recently. See number two for the cause. I've been taking more time for myself lately to distance myself from what's going on in the book world.
  4. Mother's Day  I hope all you moms had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
  5. Editing  I have a small gap in my editing schedule, so if you need anything edited, check out the services I offer here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Mishmash 5/7/18


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. A deal for you  If you like mystery/thriller books, I have a deal for you. I'm going to be in a set that will be up for preorder very soon. You can get over 20 books for only $.99! I'm looking for people to buy the set on iBooks and Nook specifically on the day the preorder goes up. (I'll email you to let you know when to purchase the set.) So...if you buy the book on one of those platforms and send me your proof of purchase, I'll gift you any one of my ebooks of your choosing. It's a FREE gift with purchase. If you're interested, you can sign up here.
  2. Limited time deal!  If you sign up for my newsletter, I'll send you an ebook of Replica for FREE as a thank you. Fans of Divergent will enjoy this book, so if that's you, get in on this free deal! Sign up here
  3. Proofreading I'm proofreading my psychic mystery that will be in the boxed set I mentioned above. I really love this series. And the cover is amazing. I can't wait to share it.
  4. Formatting  I'll be formatting for a client this week. If you need a book formatted, check out my low rates here.
  5. Editing  I actually have some openings in my editing schedule, so if you're in need of editorial services, check out what I offer here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday Mishmash 4/30/18


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. Books!  This past weekend, I went to my library's used book sale. Ayla and I got some great books. This week is also the Scholastic Book Fair at Ayla's school. It's always dangerous when I work one of these.
  2. Spreading myself thin  I have a bad tendency to do this, though it isn't always my fault. Like today, when I'll be helping with field day (which was postponed to today due to Friday's rain) and the book fair. I had no idea they'd wind up falling on the same day when I volunteered to help for each. Wish me luck being in two places at once!
  3. Editing  I'm finishing up a client edit this week.
  4. Proofreading  I received physical proofs of two books last week, so this week I'm proofreading the hard copies. Both covers are gorgeous, and I can't wait to share them with you.
  5. Replica is now in ebook!  With the Wrath and Ruin boxed set down, Replica is up for sale in ebook format everywhere! 
    iBooks: http://bit.ly/iBooksReplica
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday Mishmash 4/23/18


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. Happy birthday, Hadley!  My German shepherd-greyhound mix (my "shephound" as I call her) is turning six today! She's so sweet yet a terrific guard dog, and she's very loved. 
  2. Editing  I'm editing for a client this week.
  3. The Imaginary Friend has a new cover!  This little two-part short story has been around since 2011, and it was time for a new cover. So here it is. It's FREE, so if you haven't read it yet and you had an imaginary friend at one time, you should check it out here
  4. Field Day  I'm helping out with field day at my daughter's school this Friday. It's always a fun event.
  5. Revising  I'm hoping to revise one of my own books this week. We'll see what time permits.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Mishmash 4/16/18


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. Formatting  I'm formatting a book for a client this week.
  2. Revising  I'm revising a book I recently wrote. I have to fix some tense issues, which is always an issue when you switch tenses from one book to the next. I wrote one in past tense, and then I wrote this one in the present. I keep finding passages in past tense. Ugh! But, this is what revision is all about, right?
  3. Book Expo  Thank you to everyone who came out to see Ayla and me on Saturday at the Monroe County Book Expo. We had a lot of fun. Yes, Ayla sold more books than I did, but that's okay. She's adorable and wrote two books by the age of 11. I'd buy her book over mine, too! ;) 
    I'm not including the picture of Ayla with her half of the table because I don't post pictures of her online. You can see her chalkboard and trading cards though!
  4. Editing  I have a client edit on my plate this week.
  5. Ayla's presenting at a school board meeting  I'll be attending the school board meeting tonight because Ayla was selected to do a presentation. I'm so excited for her.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday Mishmash 4/9/18


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. Monroe County Book Expo  Both Ayla and I will be at the Monroe County Book Expo on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you're in the Monroe County area, stop by to say hi and grab some signed books.
  2. Drafting  I'll be working on a novella this week thanks to an idea my editor sparked.
  3. Editing  I just finished a client edit yesterday. I'll have some small edits to get finished this week.
  4. Final round of edits  I sent my September release back to my editor for a final proofread. It will be time to order a physical proof soon. :)
  5. School Pictures  Today, I'm helping out with spring pictures at my daughter's school.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday Mishmash 4/2/18


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. Unseen Evil and Evil Unleashed release tomorrow, April 3rd!  I'm so excited for everyone to read these books. Early reviews have been fantastic! 
    UNSEEN EVIL: 
    Kobo: http://bit.ly/UnseenEvilKobo 

    EVIL UNLEASHED (Book 2): 
    →Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2D7Kppy 
  2. Editing  I'm editing for a client this week.
  3. Drafting  I recently got my novella back from my editor, and she sparked a very interesting idea that I need to pursue.
  4. Busy weekend  I had a busy Easter weekend, traveling a lot to see family for the holiday. Time to get back into my usual routine.
  5. Inkslinger Reader Group Takeover  On Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST, I'll be doing a takeover in the Inkslinger Reader Group on Facebook. If you aren't a member of the group, you should be because the takeovers and giveaways there are amazing. You can join the group here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?