Plate Update: Hedgehogs, Nettles, and Orphans

*waves to August* *gawks in surprise that it’s really gone* August was full of celebrations and work and sweet family moments. Hereโ€™s a quick update on my full plate last month.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pleasure read: Wires and Nerve (four stars) The Tail of Emily Windsnap (three stars) The More the Merrier (three stars) Ember Falls (five stars) … More Plate Update: Hedgehogs, Nettles, and Orphans

Standstill

“So, Kate, how is your book going?” *slides library book under couch* *minimizes Goodreads* *shuts tab with a video of a Food Network baker making a cake that looks like a pizza* *exits four Wikipedia tabs* Uh, I’ve been taking a little break. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t worry, it hasn’t been all cake and research, I’ve been … More Standstill

Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms

July is a very hard month to sum up because it was so FULL. So I’m probably forgetting something. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, last month’s plate was full of I-am-editing-oh-wow snacks and now-I’m-at-the-convention-for-two-days snacks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, hereโ€™s a quick update on my full plate last month.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pleasure read: Sweet on You (three stars) Wonder (five stars โค … More Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms

In Book News…

I spent the day at my sister’s house, hanging out with her and her boys and working with her on the final version of my book cover. It’s gonna look so great, y’all! I can’t wait to share it with you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ *counts days on calendar* Also, today–HUGE MILESTONE–I actually wrote a good back cover … More In Book News…

Busy Day, Good Day

Raise your hand if you almost entirely forgot to blog today! Just me? XD What have I been doing instead? Reading… Beta-reader comments, emails, reviews, etc. This is one of my favorite things about the publishing process, and I’ve been blessed with a pretty cool crew. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve been working on it almost all day, … More Busy Day, Good Day

Plate Update: Rereads, Strawberries, and Drafts

So, if April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims, of course. (That’s myย favorite joke. I just had to share it. Also, if you’re into that sort of thing, Happy Star Wars Day!) Anyway, hereโ€™s a quick update on my full plate last month.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pleasure read: Word of Mouse (three stars) … More Plate Update: Rereads, Strawberries, and Drafts

Draft Two, Done!

So, this happened… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I reached my Camp NaNoWriMo goal AND finished the second draft of “Kiera” today! โค Thanking the Lord for the oomph to do it and some encouraging fellow writers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s a short excerpt. Kiera is Skyping her older brother when Jade decides to join in. ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ€œHow are you doing?โ€ … More Draft Two, Done!