Category Archives: Manic Monday

Tired Tuesday

Ha, so Manic Monday turned into Tornado Tuesday.

Life has gotten super busy now that school is back in. We have choir, and soccer, and job searching, and parent volunteering to coordinate. We also have pending repairs on our house (LOTS of pending repairs) and frankly, I’m exhausted.

Social Media is contributing to this exhaustion. There are some nights I just don’t even feel like turning on my Mac. Which should tell you how tired I am.

I know this blog has been sporadic over the summer and it’s about to get even more sporadic, because, at the suggestion of a friend, in an effort to get my writing mojo back, I’m taking a hiatus. Which means, I’m only going to post when I feel like it and it certainly won’t be the regularly scheduled three posts a week, because I just can’t.

I will be around on Twitter – fannish stuff you can find @Thraceadams, author stuff you can find @Katherinehalle. But I’m probably only going to do that when I feel like it as well (although more than here).

Hope everyone has a great week and a fantastic fall season!

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Katherine

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Manic Monday And Book Promo!

Hi!

Long time no see! We are mostly settled in, meaning, we are unpacked and have most of the stuff put away and pictures up on the walls. The hubs still has to finish ‘his’ wall, and the ‘library’ still needs things on the walls (but those have yet to be framed so….)

As some of you know, the renters & rental management company were NOT kind to our house and we have a LOT Of repairs to do. Which would be fine if they had come one at a time over the last five years? But yeah, no, so, I’m job hunting which is taking the majority of my time so my writing & editing has taken a SEVERE backseat. I’m still doing it, but yeah, I need to find a job that will be a steady paycheck so…sacrifices have been made. I do have a short story coming out this month, the 17th, I believe. More about that later this week, maybe?

I can’t really tell you what I’m going to work on, because I haven’t exactly figured out which story/stories to prioritize when I do, I’ll let you know.

That all said, Congrats go out to my fellow author Lillian Francis who is self-publishing a novel that was originally published elsewhere, it has a GORGEOUS new cover, she’s doing a blog tour and everything!!! I’m copying her info below, go check it out.

Have a great Monday and I’ll hopefully see you later on in the week!

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Katherine

TITLE: Lovers Entwined

AUTHOR:
Lillian Francis

PUBLISHER: Finally Love Press

COVER ARTIST:
Meredith Russell

LENGTH:
98,950 words

RELEASE DATE:
August 3, 2015

BLURB:
Ewan Matthews is one of Boston’s leading genealogy experts. When a would-be bridegroom comes looking for confirmation that there are no skeletons in his ancestral closet, Ewan considers turning the job down. Trey Capell is a jerk of the highest order and yet Ewan experiences an infuriating attraction that’s easy to justify. Trey’s exactly his type—a carbon copy of the man Ewan’s been looking for his entire life.

Harder to explain is the sense of recognition that leaves Ewan speechless the moment Trey steps into his office. Or the stomach-churning sensation at the thought of casting the job aside. Trey gets more appealing by the day, leaving Ewan struggling with forbidden desire for his client. Desire not helped by strange voyeuristic dreams that have started to haunt his sleep. Dreams that appear to be an echo of the past.

Purchase links for Lovers Entwined. 

Amazon US 
Amazon UK 
ARe 

The price will be going back up to $3.99 at some point today it just depends on how quick each of the particular sites are, at the moment they all still stand at $2.99.

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Quickie Update

Hi all,

Just wanted to check in and let you know I’m still alive!

We are moved in, mostly settled, still have some work to do, still getting used to the new/old place. My kitchen is smaller so there’s that 😦 And after five years of renters our townhouse is in desperate need of some TLC which we can’t really do right now (too much all at once) so we’ll have to take one thing at a time. Including me getting a job O__O – prayers, well wishes, whatnot for that would be appreciated.

I do have another short story/anthology coming out in August with Torquere. It’s the First Timer’s Anthology and my story is called Finding Home – my first time writing a M/M/M story O__O. Also, it’s shifters 😀

I really need to update my what I’m reading list because there’s a lot, but that’ll be for another week.

Hope all is well.

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Katherine

Just Another Manic Monday

Gonna be brief today – sorry long time no post, but baseball, parents, deadlines OI!

Two deadlines this Friday – one for the GoodReads thing and another for both the edits and the marketing info for Life Happens for Torquere.

That will pretty much be what I’m working on all week. If I have time, I’ll try to write on the next Torquere project or get back into editing my novels /o\

Hope everyone is doing well!

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Katherine

Just Another Manic Monday

It’s been tough getting back into the writing thing, I’m not going to lie about that. Seems studying and the stress of that exam kinda chilled my mojo /o\ I’m slowly getting back into the groove.

Keeping that in mind, I’m going to keep the goals reasonable. 1K a day along with some editing. With the thought process of increasing it to 1.5K a day next week and 2K the week after that (which would put me back up to speed).

My top priority right now is the GoodReads Love Is An Open Road – which reminds me OMG I have to have a title by April 1st O__O titles are ALWAYS super hard for me to come up with and usually the LAST thing I do. Great, something else to stress over LOL. I’m just over 5K and the two most crucial scenes are written, along with 1.5 more. So I need to get on it and get it done.

Second priority is my planned submission for the Torquere’s First Timer’s Anthology.

Editing priorities – the sequel to A Watched Demon and my NaNo from 2008.

And that’s what I’m working on 😀

Hope you all have a good week.

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Katherine

Just Another Manic Monday

Hi everyone! *waves*

I’M BACK!!!!!

And wow, it feels good!!! First things first, obviously, I passed my certification exam so that is a HUGE load off my shoulders / WOOOO HOOOOOO

Second, I sent off “Life Happens” a short story for the Torquere Family Time Anthology *fingers crossed* they accept it.

So what am I working on? HA HA HA HA HA My plate is so full /o\ I signed up for the GoodReads Love Is An Open Road Event – you can find the prompt I chose here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2236841-dear-author-ruthie#comment_form Obviously, it is top priority right now seeing as how the deadline is May 1, 2015 O__O

Next up is a submission for the Torquere First Times Anthology – still very much a work in progress.

Still continuing to edit my Navy NP/Ortho Doc novel from NaNo way back when. Also editing, A Pinch Of Salt – the sequel to A Watched Demon Always Boils. When those two finish I’m thinking about pulling out the NaNo I did AFTER the Navy NP/Ortho Doc and edit it and see about subbing it someplace.

Then along with all of that, I’m contemplating something for the Torquere Exchange of Power Anthology, the Sleigh Ride Dreamspinner Advent Calendar, and the Torquere Love in Uniform Anthology.

I’m still working on a sequel to Cast The First Stone and I’m starting to have thoughts about a sequel to Fixing The Hole. And yes, that het novel is still poking at me…

So there you have it, all that I’m working on O__O. If you have anything you’d like to see in either the sequel to Cast The First Stone or Fixing The Hole – drop me a comment, I cannot make ANY guarantees, but it’s always nice to hear what people want.

Until Wednesday, have a great couple of days!

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Katherine

Just Another Manic Monday

Hello Monday…we meet again. *sigh*

The kid finally went back to school / – not as much complaining as I thought there would be. I’m going to attempt to be productive today, but DAMN my workout on Friday kicked my ASS and I was still feeling it a little bit this morning when I went to workout – so I expect a nap will be happening sometime this afternoon.

Not much got done last week, almost zero editing and only 2.5K – because the kid had not one, not two but FOUR snow days. So the kid has not been in school for TEN DAYS in a row O__O. Needless to say, what little free time I had, I had to use to focus on studying. So there you go.

With that in mind, my exam is in one week, so I’m dialing everything down except for studying. I’m dropping my writing goal to 10K by Friday 6 March. My editing goal (to do a little bit each day) will remain the same. I won’t be posting anymore until after the exam either, so my next post will not be until Friday 6 March. Then you’ll get a Fun Friday 😀

Hope everyone has a great two weeks!

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Katherine