Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 41_12232018

It’s Christmas Eve eve!!! Happy Holidays my friends!!! Hope you are having a wonderful one.

This past week has been one of off-line activities… shopping, baking, gift wrapping, and a visit with Santa himself… Still a few things left to do, but I look forward to sitting down comfortably tomorrow night, enjoying the atmosphere of the Eve, and thinking about the New Year to come very soon. Last night, I spent some time sketching out this coming year’s writing schedule, as well as other activities I’m going to be diving into… it’s going to be a busy one, yielding much creativity and success, I hope… I’ll give you all a sneak peek at that next week.

Also coming next week (barring any unforeseen disasters) will be the release of Kate Gardener Mysteries #6, NIGHT MOVES. I chose not to do the pre-order this time around, so it will be dropping on December 31st. I’ll also have the first four mysteries available in Large Print paperback editions… Three are already available, and four is in review at the moment, so should be coming soon.

Until next week, my friends, I wish you a Holiday Season filled with cheer and may you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with Peace, Love & Muchness galore!!!



Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update- Volume 40_12162018

Welcome back to Weekly Update!!!

So it’s been a busy week, though pretty much all of it was behind the scenes. I’ve been busily going through, line-by-line, editing NIGHT MOVES… A few chapters left to go, but I’m on schedule for releasing it by the end of the month. I’m not doing a pre-order this time around because it would put undue pressure on me to wrap it up and get it loaded, and I don’t want to do a sloppy job on it. On the other hand, I do not want to push it into next month if I don’t absolutely have to. So… no pre-order (I can hear my publicist saying tsk tsk tsk in the background…)

I did release the cover this past Thursday, and it’s been here and there since. I’ll be pushing it more this week, and please feel free to share it everywhere you can… Every little bit helps me no end.

I also finished sketching the outline for the next book this week. I have about a third of it already written, but I need to get down the gist of it and see where I’ll be going when I turn my attention to it after the holidays. I’m also looking at starting in on my short story serial that I was planning to do in November, but just wasn’t ready for. Now, after a bit of reorganization, I have a good idea of what I’m doing in the first six and I’m hoping I can start working on them after the holidays, too. These will be very cool… kind of historical fantasy, kind of steampunk, kind of mystery/ suspense… and (I think) very unique.

I’ve been thinking about future writing and my goals for the coming year, as well as some other ventures that I’m going to be exploring… I’ll be telling you more about those very soon… But for now I must get back to editing and get this book ready for you all. Have a great week to come and I’ll see you back here next week for another edition of Weekly Update… Peace, Love & Muchness to all!!!



Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 39_12092018

Hello all!!! Welcome back to Weekly Update… Let’s dive in!!!

So I’ve been taking a little break from writing since finishing NaNo… Made some new graphics for the Kate Gardener books that are out, which you may have seen around my Facebook pages and groups. I’m going to be diving back in soon, though… First on the docket is getting NIGHT MOVES edited and ready for publication. I had wanted to get it out this month, but so as not to rush and mess it up I’m going to leave the whole publishing date open for the time being. It WILL be coming soon, so keep your eyes open. I’m also getting ready to finish outlining book 7 so I can dive back into that one. Outside the mysteries, I’ll be puttering with other stories from varied genres. In fact, I found an entire outline for a story last night… it’s not my usual bag, so to speak, but I can’t pass up taking a close look at a full outline, now can I? LOL

In other news, I’m thinking on ideas of stuff to do in the Writers’ Bistro. It’s been a while since I ran a weekly write-up there, but I haven’t hit on something quite yet. I’m always open to ideas, too, so if you have one, send it my way.

Of course, the big shared news this week regarded Facebook’s new rules about images and language and such. For my part, I’m not worried about it and won’t be running to another platform anytime soon… You’re stuck with me LOL!!! In all seriousness, though, when “bans” and “guidelines” appear, it should really be a moment to take a close look at your marketing approach. I always ask myself… “Could I say this or show this to a mixed audience in a Barnes & Noble?” If the answer is ever “no”, then it’s time to re-evaluate your approach a bit. Because eventually, no matter what they say otherwise, social media platforms are going to find ways to regulate their content, for safety if nothing else. You have to be prepared to adapt, as any good business should. Just my opinion, though.

Nothing exciting happening in the coming week for me, other than editing, outlining, playing with some cool imagery, perhaps… and maybe even a little baking, we’ll see. So, until next week, I shall leave you and say Peace, Love, & Muchness to you all!!!


Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 38_12022018

Ahoy, Muchlanders!!! Hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend!!! It’s a short update this week, so let’s jump right in…

Friday finished up the month of super-writing known as NaNoWriMo… I made it to 50k (barely Lol) and NIGHT MOVES, Kate Gardener Mystery #6, is complete. Now I’m in the process of finalizing updates to the cover, and then it will be time to edit the draft and get the blurb written. Still not setting a release date for sure, but it will likely be by the end of the month or the very beginning of January. Stay tuned!!!

This coming Wednesday Live Writes at the Bistro is back!!! We have a great line-up of writers, all ready to get it their all and spin brilliant tales for you, so I hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us starting at 8PM EST.

Oh, and before I forget… check out the posts in the group… I’ve been nominated for a couple of awards and would love the votes! The categories are there, so just follow the link to the event and look for me. I know there are a ton of Female Authors nominated so you might not be able to find me, but the Mystery Titles is still a small one. I appreciate all the votes you can muster… I’d love Razor’s Edge to get a nod!

Yep, short one LOL Alright, everyone, I’m off to putter on the cover and make some new teasers. Until next week, wishing you all Peace, Love & Muchness galore!!!