Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Strange month

Feel like I've lost track of things this month. Of the writing and blogging. Like, good, meaty content, ya know? The last two weeks I've mostly been:
  • Organizing promo things for DEOD, which doesn't come out until the end of Aug., but there are things (swag, ads, etc.) that need to be designed, ordered, and begun now...
  • There was seeing to the final details of KellyGay.com (which turned out fabulous!!).
  • Reading over and signing my YA contract.
  • Coming off the RITA nod, and thus planning my trip to Nashville to take part in the conference and awards ceremony. (This also includes dieting and exercise, so I can fit into some type of ball gown of yet-to-be-determined or imagined style. (I. Am. Not. A. Shopper.)
  • Figuring out taxes. This makes me drink. Heavily. Just sayin'. Though, a bright spot here is that I'm hiring a CPA to tax plan for 2010 and, hopefully, every dang year thereafter!

All this has thrown me off my usual writing routine a bit. But, as some of you already know, I did begin writing a new Charlie Madigan scene that got stuck in my head and had to be written. This scene involves the mention and subsequent creation (on my part) of a an eerie mythical creature that I totally dig, for it's creepy and dark and soooooo lethal. ;-)

I love connecting with readers and networking, organizing, and getting fab-o news. But, man, when the creation bulb sparks that is when I love my job the most. That's when I'm in my element and doing what I'm meant to do. So, yay for the scary creatures! I'm off to write...

7 comments:

Moonsanity said...

The website looks very cool--forgot to post that early in the comments. We had better see pictures of you in that gown. Seriously, I am living vicariously through you:) Taxes are not fun. We are waiting for one refund so we can pay the state taxes and get some bills paid. I've been an unhappy camper while waiting.

I cannot wait to find out what the cool new scary creature is. *snicker*

Demon Hunter said...

I really like your website as well. Yay for creativity! :-D

Oh, I have a question. I'll e-mail ya. ;-)

Kelly Gay said...

LOL, Moonsanity. Yes, pics will be shown! (This will be further incentive to lose this dang baby weight. *sigh* Can I call it baby weight after two years?). Here's hoping your refund shows up soon!

Thanks, D.H. ;-) Email received and will respond shortly...

Melissa Carmichael said...

Looks like everyone is on this diet workout kick. My co-workers put together a biggest loser contest at work. I've been dieting and working out for 3 weeks and lost 9 pounds. The biggest loser in our group lost 19! I still say we shoul hire Charlie's trainer

Kelly Gay said...

Wow, Melissa! You go. That's awesome. I am inspired. :)

All this talk of Charlie's trainer...I just might have to write him or her into the next book!

Mardel said...

I HATE TAXES! We actually have to pay this year. humpfh!

I like the new website. I'm looking forward to the new Charlie book, and the YA book also.

Corrie said...

I feel ya, Kelly... it's been a strange month or so for me, too- I'm just glad that midterms and taxes are over for me :)

On to the next deadline...