Category: Writing

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!



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 […]



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 […]


NaNo Update: Week 4

Posted November 28, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 0 Comments
NaNo Update: Week 4

Gonna be honest, I don’t really know what I wrote on last week. Since I finished all the things I had planned on finishing, I’ve been sort of playing around with a little of whatever catches my fancy. Snippets of things here, little scenes there. It’s a mad jumble, but I not unhappy with it. […]


NaNo update: Week 3

Posted November 21, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 0 Comments
NaNo update: Week 3

Yeah, so, fair warning, I’m kinda drunk on my accomplishments at the moment so this might end up rambling and unpunctuated. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO CRAZY SHIT. Just kidding about the crazy shit thing. But I did write a lot. In fact, I’ve written a lot this whole month. More than usual […]


NaNo Update: Week 2

Posted November 14, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 0 Comments
NaNo Update: Week 2

Week 2 ended up being a crazy productive week for me writing-wise. I’m a couple days ahead for the month at this point, which is a good thing because if life happens to throw me for a loop at any point, I have a bit of a built in cushion. Stats: Possessed (working title) – […]


NaNo update

Posted November 7, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 0 Comments
NaNo update

I’m pleased to say that I’m on track after week 1 of NaNoWriMo. I’ve finished book 2 in the Forgotten Monsters series (YAY!) and started on a little, unplanned story because I needed something to write on before starting book 3. Stats: Deep (Forgotten Monsters #2) – 7,337 words (completed) Grimwood Day in the Life […]