FEBRUARY 2020 Writing Update: INSOMNIA + KISSING MONSTERS + a lot of everything

Dear Sleepwalkers,

February is coming to an end and I don’t think a month has ever passed by this swiftly, yet felt so long β€” not to me, anyway πŸ™‚

The past few weeks were crazy:

 

β€’ INSOMNIA publish-ready + writing KISSING MONSTERS

During the first week of February, I finished the preparations for INSOMNIA‘s release. To read about this in detail, be sure to check out this blog post!

I used the remaining days until the release to work on KISSING MONSTERS, a short story I’d decided to write for Valentine’s Day (I already started working on it in January). I finished it during the weekend and then sent it out to my beta-readers, who were awesome and enthusiastic enough to want to help me with this last-minute project πŸ˜‰

Also, this weekend the postman came to deliver my own copy of INSOMNIA’s paperback; and wow. Even though INSOMNIA isn’t the first book I’ve published, it still is a roller coaster of feelings once you hold the actual book in your hands; to me, it’s pure magic. Every single time ?

 

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β€’ INSOMNIA release; book birthday

Finally, INSOMNIA released in eBook and paperback edition on February 11th, the date I’d been working toward for months!

They call the day of a book release also a book birthday, and to be honest, it felt like an actual birthday! Once I put the news out there, I received truly lovely messages from readers and fellow writers, congratulating me with the release and telling me they were excited to read INSOMNIA πŸ˜€ It was great, and I swear I was grinning like an idiot the entire day πŸ˜‰

 

This is the official book trailer for INSOMNIA! Be sure to check it out, and don’t forget β€” volume up! It has a really cool track.

 

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β€’ KISSING MONSTERS release

I don’t think I’ve ever had two separate releases in one week, but I guess there’s a first for literally everything, right?

On February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day, I officially released the short story KISSING MONSTERS, which happens to be a free eBook download. Check it out here!

I really enjoyed working on this project β€” it was a rather spontaneous one, and even though it’s only about 50 pages long, I really got to connect with my characters. To be honest, I miss them already; I absolutely loved writing about Kiss, Zane, and the Collector.

Which is why… I’m secretly (well, it’s no secret anymore now, is it? :P) working on a sequel behind the scenes. I’ve been taking lots of notes, and hope to be able to start writing in the following months, possibly as a weekend-project, so I can focus entirely on the Insomnia Saga during the week ? (Yep, there’s a lot of planning/scheduling going on here!)

 

β€’ INSOMNIA SAGA cover reveals and release date announcements!

Yes, indeed! Last week I officially revealed the covers and release dates of both The Insomnia Files (Insomnia Saga 1.5) and NOCTURNE (Insomnia Saga 2), the sequels to INSOMNIA. Be sure to check out this blog post for more info!

I’m really excited about all this πŸ˜€

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β€’ Back to writing and editing the INSOMNIA SAGA

The last couple of weeks I returned to my laptop, to write as well as to edit.

To be honest, I’ve actually done more editing than writing; it’s time to prepare The Insomnia Files and NOCTURNE for publication, and I always like to start on this early on, so my beta-readers have enough time to help me and also so there’s more time in between me reading the manuscripts; I find it works better when I’m able to take some distance from my work and look at it again all “fresh” πŸ˜‰

However, I’ll be finishing the revisions next week, which means I’ll have several weeks to simply write.

I can’t wait, because I’m working on a project I really enjoy β€” The Nocturne Files, to be exact, which will be released as the Insomnia Saga 2.5 book, expected later this year. It’s another short story collection, just like The Insomnia Files, in which I’m diving deeper into the series’ history (literally centuries!), about how the Nightprowlers came into the world and the very first Summoners. It’s fun as well as challenging, because I normally write modern fantasy. I’m loving these projects, because it allows me to try out different kinds of voices and angles ❀️ It’s rather refreshing, actually.

 

Well, I suppose it’s all right for me to wrap up this update right here. As you guys can read, I’ve done a lot this past month. I said it on social media lately, but I feel like I’ve been doing six months’ worth of work in about two πŸ˜‰ I feel absolutely great though, and it makes me excited for the rest of 2020; I can’t wait to see what this year will bring me creatively πŸ˜€

How about you? Are you doing well? I hope you’re in good health β€” we’ve all heard and read the worrisome things that are going on in the world right now, yet all I can do is hope that no harm will come to most of us.

 

In March…: I expect to finish writing The Nocturne Files, it’ll be time for me and my team to prepare The Insomnia Files for its April release… and I actually also hope to start working on ORIGINS, the third Insomnia Saga installment! Well, let’s see whether I’ll manage to reach all these goals πŸ˜€

Do you have a question? Just feel like dropping a line? Feel free to leave a message below! ❀️

 

BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

β€” Lynn

 

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4 comments

WOW!! You are soooo busy πŸ™‚ BTW: Kissing Monsters was a GREAT story to read: loved every page! πŸ™‚

Wow, thank you so much, Stone!! Your comment just made my day πŸ˜‰ I’m glad you enjoyed KISSING MONSTERS!

Thanks for the update! I have read ‘Kissing monsters’ and it’s (as always) very good, you are a great storyteller! Looking forward to read The Insomnia files and Nocturne. Goodluck with all your projects!

Thank you for reading KISSING MONSTERS, RHS, and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to leave a message! <3

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