Here's the deal, friends. The last of my three manuscripts is due to my publisher on the first of November.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: NOVEMBER IS ONLY 8 MONTHS AWAY.
If that sounds like a long time to you, well then, we have nothing in common. As you might imagine, for the next 8 months, all of my best and favorite writing is going to the books. All of my cheekiness, wittiness, insight, and heart is going to the books. At least 80% of my sarcasm is going to the books. Why? Because the books are going to be fan-freaking-tastic, that's why.
In light of the fact that November is ONLY EIGHT MONTHS AWAY, here is what you can expect around the blog between now and then:
Hard truth: it will be a little bit quieter. I am not a robot. I function on sleep, coffee, and cake (like all normal human beings), and until we find a way to multiply sleep, and/or a way to make cake as nutritionally sound as spinach, I will have to take a step back around here.
Better truth: IT WILL NOT BE SILENT! Don't get mopey and go anywhere, now, because quiet doesn't mean silent. I'll post anecdotes, stories, quotes, and bunny trails that stem from all of my good thinking & book-writing. That means that if you hang around you'll catch some glimpses into the content and into my trains of thought! I have 7 or 8 drafts in queue right now that I LOVE, and they're certainly not waiting around until November. There will also be a resurgence of fantastic Happy Friday images.
A REBRAND! This is my favorite, most exciting announcement. By the time my manuscripts are turned in, this space on the internet will look totally different and awesome! You'll notice some changes and freshening up over the coming weeks and months, but mostly you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for the big blog makeover reveal, which will include updated photography, fonts, logos, navigation, features, and more! YAY!
In the meantime, the best way to keep up is by following me on my social media accounts!
All the quippy thoughts that don't make it into blog posts will be all over my Facebook page. This is a brand, shiny, new BLOG & AUTHOR Facebook page, so if we are personal friends on FB, you'll want to give this new page a "like" and "follow," too. On my Facebook page there will be lots of updates, comments, pictures, links, and other fun what-not that makes me smile. I will not shy away from corny. Or memes. Or internet cats.
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I'm also on Twitter. The way is use Twitter is, in a word, poorly. Every three or four days I will RT everything I see that is hilarious, link to my favorite posts, reply to some folks, follow some folks, and then disappear for a little bit. I sometimes start to post something on Twitter, but then think, no - that's not funny enough. So you know that if I tweet it, I love it. My twitter feed is the upper echelon of my thoughts.
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Pinterest will be getting all kinds of action from me in the coming months, because you know what I can do mindlessly and with one hand at midnight (and 2am, and 4am, and 6am) feeding an infant? PIN. I have all kinds of boards, including one for each chapter of "Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls."
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I'm on Instagram too, because this is the 21st century and three social media outlets were not enough. I will be launching an Instagram series/campaign/hashtag/whatever this month inspired by fun tradition between me and my BFF, and of course I'm BOUND to run into Honey Boo Boo at Wal-Mart one of these day, and believe me - when I do, I'm Instagrammin' that business.
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So in sum:
-GET PUMPED ABOUT THE BOOKS!
-FOLLOW ME ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS!
-And subscribe so that you won't miss a post when I put one up over the next few months!
And that's what's up. Much love! Kate