Romance, adventure, magical powers… There’s only one way you can have it exactly the way you want it and that’s in fiction. Not just any fiction, but books. Sure, you can get all this from television and movies. But a book makes it more visceral, draws you in and envelops you in the most intimate … Read moreEverything You Want Is In A Book
I’m a bit overwhelmed lately, so I thought writing about it in a blog post was a great idea. As everyone probably already knows (read: I refuse to shut up about it), I’ve chosen to self-publish the REM World trilogy. There’s more about my reasoning behind that here, but today I want to talk about … Read moreBook Ideas, Writing, & The Day Job
Writing a book takes a lot of time and energy. You pour your own emotions and experiences into your characters, twist the world you live in to create something new and complex. It takes years of brainstorming, writing, editing, brainstorming some more, rewriting…and eventually you have a 100,000+ word book. And you may have written … Read moreSelf-Publishing VS Traditional Publishing
This month, I struggled to think of what to write in my newsletter. I did finish editing REM World: Great Awakening and I did start to query, but other than that, there wasn’t much going on. And honestly, the sudden slow-down once I hit the querying stage of my writing journey sort of…slowed me down. … Read moreFebruary Newsletter
Well, you made it all the way here! You get a cookie. NEW! Download or view the first three chapters of REM World: Lucid! I’ve copied and pasted the text below the viewer, as a last resort option for would-be readers. Please consider sharing this page to your social media if you like what I’ve … Read moreREM World: First Three Chapters
In traditional publishing, you give a percentage of your earnings to your agent and to your publisher. You also run the risk of your series being pulled before you complete it. And being forced to write another book to satisfy the terms of your contract, if you’ve been paid for three books in a trilogy … Read moreREM World: Indie Publishing?
Rejection is an expected part of traditional publishing. I’m proud to present to you my very first rejection of what will surely be a long and lucrative writing career. Dear Lynn, I’m grateful for the opportunity to consider your project REM WORLD: GREAT AWAKENING. I’ve had a chance to read your query and sample materials, … Read moreMy First Rejection: REM World Query
Three-hundred years in our future, a mutated strain of Chlamydia changes the world. Those born with the Gene that gives them immunity to the C.Trach-27 virus are called Chastes, marked by their sparkling hair. Chastes are immune to this STD, which necessitates sexual release once a day. Only Chastes can hold office and rule over … Read moreChaste Kingdom: New Dystopian Novella