Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 37_11182018

Greetings Muchlanders!!! Weekly Update, back again!!!

So I’m frantically writing away on my NaNo projects… Okay, not frantically, but I’m getting them done and I’m (so far) ahead of schedule. My goal is set a bit higher than the standard… 60k words… and I’m past 37k now, so well one my way to completion. Lots, lots, lots coming up this week, though, so I’m going to be satisfied if I hit the 45k mark by the end of the week.

Stuff going on… of course, Thanksgiving is Thursday here in the U.S., and there’s a couple of days of school before vacation starts. Planning to get some cleaning done this week in edition to getting some blurbs written up. I’ve also just subscribed to Adobe’s Creative Cloud, which means I’ll be whipping up some new goodies this week just in time for the holiday season. Look for some momentous stuff to come over the next month or so.

Kate Gardener Mystery #6 is nearing completion… I haven’t set a date yet for the release, but it will be in December. If I had to venture, probably after Christmas. I’d like to get it out before, but I’d rather release early than late, and, well, it’s not done yet LOL. Hopefully I will be releasing the cover and have a pre-order for you all soon… as soon as I have a blurb… People who have stuff done 6 weeks in advance amaze me LOL

Okay, so I’m diving back into work now. If you haven’t already joined Gaby’s Books & Muchness, or liked my author page, don’t wait!!! Lots of new stuff coming, and you have to be there to be in the know!!! Until next week, Muchlanders… I have been, and always shall be, your Gaby *winks*… Peace, Love, & Muchness to all!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 36_11112018

Hello everyone!!! Welcome back to Weekly Update!!!

So last week I totally spaced writing an installment… In my defense, I’ve been immersed in NaNoWriMo goals while simultaneously working through severe neck pain, headaches, and recovering from a month of stress and anxiety completing some other projects. But here I am back again… feeling much better and having completed a third of my 60k-word goal already.

Part of this week I was fighting with the cover for the next book… I love it, but I was trying to make it more… and then I realized it doesn’t need to be more because it’s enough (Kind of an allegory for us all in some ways, huh?). There is a little bit of anxiety lurking in my mind, because it’s a cover that is nothing like anything I’ve put out before, but I think more dangerous covers get through unscathed… Its very noir, too, which is an element of my work that I’m trying to emphasize. Hopefully, when I wrap up the story I’ll get to show it to you here in the group… Darn it, I’ll need to write a blurb first… Okay, after that then Lol

So, the writing is coming along… #6 is nearly finished, and as always happens when I write I’m discovering new things along the way. I always intended for there to be threads that run through the Kate Gardener Mysteries… After all, the books are based on a television show, and the best dramas always have those recurring characters and plot arcs and such. I’m loving how it’s coming together, though… In this one, and #7, a lot of seeds are beginning to sprout. I’m so happy, too, that so many people are discovering Kate now and loving her, and the series, so much. I’ve worked on this world for nearly a decade, and to find it being appreciated and enjoyed and anticipated is, simply put, the best feeling in the world.

Other than the writing and the trying to feel better, I haven’t been up to much this past couple of weeks… I know, I’m boring *winks* One thing that has happened over the past month or so is that I’ve fallen off the wagon doing my weekly SLP Partners group spot on Thursdays. I’m brainstorming some ideas of what to do and I’m planning to back in the mix soon. I’m also going to get back into Shadow League as well, so you’ll have a couple of chances to hang with me every week. I’m also going to be improving activity in the group… I’m not the greatest at the games and such, but I’m thinking about what to do in here that can make it a cool place to hang and stay busy in, so stay tuned!

And with that I must be off to lay down a few more words for the day. Until next week, Peace, Love & Muchness to you all!!!