Category: Writing

Looking Back on June

Posted July 2, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Monstrous Matchmaker, Monstrous Tales, Writing / 0 Comments

Looking Back on June at KellyApple.com

Look at this! We made it through another month! Also, the year’s half over. Wtf?!?!

June was slow-ish for me. While I wrote some (Monstrous Revelations 5 is in the bag, man, and MR6 has been started), I’m having a hard time nailing down the look I want for the Monstrous Revelations covers. Which is why there are no covers or blurbs currently available for that series even though I’m planning on releasing it fairly soon.

Have I ever mentioned I do all my own covers? Because I do. And when you get hit by a case of graphic design-block, it can throw a wrench in your plans.

On the plus side, the Monstrous Revelations series is definitely past the halfway point as far as writing goes. Since July is a Camp NaNo month, I’m hoping to get the last few installments written so I can focus on getting those released fairly quickly. (Once I settle on a look for the covers, that is!)

One of the perks of writing is that sometimes (when time and self-imposed deadlines allow) I get to dive into projects that…make no sense on the surface. That said, the August Series Shorts will focus on a sci-fi-esque series of stories that aren’t set in any of my currently established worlds. Which sounds weird when I write it since the Series Shorts are supposed to be an “after the happily ever after” type of things, but I had SO MUCH FUN writing these weird little scenes I want to share them.

So I shall.

But that’s not for another month. July’s Series Shorts will continue to explore the friendships and love affairs of Ari and her Monstrous friends. As always, writing these little snippets is incredibly fun and I’m loving where some of these off-the-wall scenes have taken me with the characters.

Speaking of the Monstrous world: Both Monstrous Tales and Monstrous Matchmaker (I’m talking about the complete series and all the serialized installments for both series) are in Kindle Unlimited. So if you subscribe to KU, you can get caught up on the series for free! YAY!

Okay. That’s enough from me. I’m off to wrangle some words and work on covers. See ya!

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The Art of the Slow Burn

Posted April 20, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Reading, Writing / 0 Comments
The Art of the Slow Burn

Flat out, my reading tastes normally lean toward insta-love and attraction that flares up so hot and bright you get contact burns if you stand too close. I’m seriously in love with people being hit out of the blue by FEELINGS and the knowledge they’ve found their special someone. In other words, while I can […]

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Looking Back on March

Posted March 30, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 0 Comments
Looking Back on March

*eyeballs the end of the month and wonders, as usual, how it got here so quickly* Man, these months just fly by, don’t they? (Is there an echo in here??) Things of note that happened in March…Err, I don’t think much DID happen in March. I wrote. I watched a lot of movies. I wrote […]

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Looking Back on February

Posted March 1, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood, Writing / 0 Comments
Looking Back on February

I know I say this every month, but…where the heck did the month go?!?! For reals. That said, I did get some stuff done this month. Wanna talk about it? GOOD! The fifth book in the Grimwood series was released in early February. Cursed Lives follows Fen and Gretchen’s romance and he’s my grumpy, snarly […]

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A Sci-Fi Surprise

Posted February 16, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 2 Comments

A funny thing happened earlier this week. I was looking through my writing folder and I found the sci-fi trilogy I wrote early in 2017. So I started reading it. AND I TOTALLY REMEMBER WHY I STARTED WRITING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. Guuuuys. I love sci-fi romance. LOVE IT. If you wave a sci-fi […]

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Next Steps…

Posted January 26, 2018 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 4 Comments
Next Steps…

I have a bunch of random things I want to talk about and absolutely NO idea how to organize these thoughts. I guess that means I’ll just dive on in! This week has been good. I’ve been writing (always nice), I’ve been planning (say what!?!), and my next release is in my editor’s hands as […]

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Looking Back on December (and 2017)

Looking Back on December (and 2017)

(and 2017) *ahem* So December flew by and I took the bulk of it off from both writing and other authorly things. Because, you know, sometimes you need to unwind. Despite having no new releases the last two months of the year, I feel like 2017 was pretty productive overall. I released two new series […]

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