Category: Grimwood

Looking back on March

Posted March 31, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Forgotten Monsters, Grimwood, Writing / 0 Comments

Whew! Another month has come and gone. Let’s see what got accomplished in the world of Kelly Apple.

As February wound down, I was all set to devote March to writing the 6th Grimwood book. That, umm, didn’t happen. Thanks in large part to an unexpected foray into a sci-fi romance I was playing around with. Let’s just say that those mutant space rats and the woman who kept them at bay had a bigger story than I was expecting them to have.

I’m still not sure what I’ll be doing with that book (which has both a name and a series attached to it, btw), but it’s written and now it’s been put aside to age gracefully until I have enough distance from it to pick it up and be as critical as I need to be. (By the by, being critical of your own work is both VERY hard and VERY easy. ‘Tis a conundrum.)

March saw the release of Dream, the 3rd Forgotten Monsters book. Echo (book 4) has been submitted for preorder as of the writing of this post and I’m just waiting for it to go live on the different platforms. That SHOULD be by the end of the day, but some places take longer than others.

March also saw the final two Grimwood covers and blurbs go up. Book 5 is Fen’s story and book 6 is Lorianne and Alistair’s. I’m also working (slowly) on redoing the Monstrous Tales covers. Once I have the bulk of them done, I’ll share them with the masses.

April is a Camp NaNo month and I’m *cough* planning *cough* on working on Cursed Heart so I can get that off my to-do list. Be warned, sometimes plans don’t work out the way I think they will because my muse is a strange, fickle beast. Lately, she’s been obsessed with space rats and it could be tough wrangling her back to the project I really should be working on. Don’t worry, though, Cursed Heart WILL get written. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Here’s to a productive upcoming month!

Covers, covers, and more covers part 2

Posted March 16, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood / 0 Comments

As part of my cover making extravaganza recently, I put the finishing touches on the last two covers for the Grimwood series. (and promplty realized how much I wasn’t in love with the cover for book 1. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!?!) For the curious, the first draft of Cursed Lives (book 5) […]

Looking back on January…

Posted February 1, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Forgotten Monsters, Grimwood, Writing / 0 Comments
Looking back on January…

Yoooouuuuu guys. Where did January go? It felt both RIDICULOUSLY unending and like it blew by in the blink of an eye. As my little niece would say “NO LIKE!” Whatever, right? We made it through another month. More words. Another series started. It’s all good. Anyway. January saw the release of the first Forgotten […]

Cursed Touch is coming soon!

Posted December 22, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood / 0 Comments

Hello, everybody! After a whirlwind writing month in November, I’ve been taking it easy in December. Which isn’t to say I’m not writing, just not writing as much. Sometimes you need to slow down and recharge, amirite?!?! Just because I’m not scribbling fiendishly doesn’t mean I don’t have things happening. The fourth Grimwood book comes out […]

Looking back on November…

Posted November 30, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood, Writing / 0 Comments
Looking back on November…

November, man. November. I’m a little confused as to how we’ve reached the end of it already. I mean, wasn’t it just June or something? WHAT DID I DO IN NOVEMBER? you ask. Good question. I wrote. A lot. A lot lot. No releases this month, but I finished a series that will be coming […]

Looking back on September…

Posted October 1, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood, Writing / 0 Comments
Looking back on September…

Another month gone by and more words written. (Because I measure time by how many stories I get to tell, apparently.) September was interesting. I came down with the plague at the beginning of the month which seriously impacted my word count. It’s hard to focus on putting characters in sexy situations when you can […]

Cursed Bones is now LIVE!

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood / 0 Comments

Heading back to Grimwood for the 3rd book in the series was certainly fun. Especially since I got to retell one of my favorite fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast. Isobel’s isolation in the lonely manor house in the heart of the woods was… interesting to write. When you’re so deeply involved in the telling […]