A Snapshot of My Writing Life

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Hello Friends and Welcome.

For my first official post, I wanted to share a little bit about my writing life and a snapshot of what it looks like in this crazy season of life I’m currently in. During 2020, I am in a place where I am working to build my author platform, working a full-time job, pursuing my CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation, working on getting my first novel revised, and drafting my second novel. It’s going to be a busy year, but I am so excited for what is to come.

I am a morning person, and I often wake up at 4:45 a.m. in order to get things done before going off to my full-time job. I drink a cup of coffee while doing some reading and journaling. I will often review my flash cards and notes for my CPCU class (currently Business Law) and then go into my email before starting work on plotting and planning my current novel. I do not often do a ton of writing in the morning, but I will write for about 20 minutes or so before getting ready for the day.

The majority of my writing is done in the evening after I have completed my other work for the day. When I am drafting, I work very hard to get at least an hour of writing in each night with more time on the weekend. Each Sunday night, I participate in a virtual write-in with other writers where we chat for a little bit in between sprints of 20-25 minutes of writing.

There are two projects I am currently working on as of January 2020. They are as follows:

  1. Autumn Sunrise – a thriller novel that has been drafted as of November 30. This novel is in revision right now. During the next week, I will be reading my draft and deciding on my plan for the first revision. There is a lot of work that will need to be done but I’m really excited to dive into revising and getting the novel moved along for publication.
  2. Serial News – the first installment in my serial killer series. This novel has been plotted and will move into the drafting stage later this month. I’m really excited to write this and have done a lot of prep work on this and feel ready to tell this story.

I am so excited that you’ve chosen to come along with me on this journey and I’m excited to share more with you in the months and years to come.

Signing off,

Kellie Katrin

Welcome to My Blog!

Hello Friends and Welcome!

I’m so excited to share my life and my thoughts with you! For those of you who do not know me, I am Kellie. I’m a writer, an editor, and an extremely voracious reader. I have a passion for the written word as well as a passion for helping to make other’s lives better.

I have a degree in English Language and Literature. In addition to my own writing, I love to use my skills to help other writers edit their own work. I have experience editing business marketing materials, academic papers, and creative fiction.

I read voraciously across all genres of literature and write primarily in the thriller and fantasy genres. My fantasy novels are published under my own name, whereas my thrillers are published under the Kellie Katrin name.

I’m so excited to get to share my love of the written word with you. I’m primarily going to be sharing my writing and reading journey, but there will be plenty of sparkle and joy sprinkled in. Stick with me and we’ll go through this crazy journey called life together!