Lynn Robin

Finished writing The Sea of Her series + new books + am I neglecting this blog?

Finished writing The Sea of Her series + new books + am I neglecting this blog?

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea; dear Monster Kissers & Collectors,

At last, I’m here with a new blog post. To be honest, I published two new ones back in March, so I suppose “neglect” is too big a word, still it feels like quite a while since I actually posted an update regarding my writing. There is a reason for that, but I’ll get into that at the end of this post.

First things first! ❤️

 

• The Sea of Her has come to an end

In the second week of March, I sat down to work on THE SHORE OF HIM, the 6th and final book in The Sea of Her series — and last Thursday, on March 31st, I wrote the final words for the book. Which means I’ve only worked on it for 3 weeks… yet it felt like months, probably because THE SHORE OF HIM is such an intense, emotional roller coaster of a book.

To be honest, I literally cried after finishing the manuscript. I’m not sure what came over me, actually — I always feel emotionally connected to my stories and characters, but something about Leilani’s and Keanu’s tale coming to an end just both made me happy and terribly sad at once. Kind of having to say goodbye to the best of friends. And I don’t really like having to say goodbye.

However, I’ve sent the manuscript out to my beta readers, and revisions will start later this month and run through in May. Which means it’s not a final farewell yet; I still have plenty of work to do on the book 😉

 

• Time for a new journey

I just realized I’ve never spoken of this on this blog this year (see what I mean? I AM kind of neglecting this place), but in January/February, I took a quick break from The Sea of Her to write the first book in a brand new Paranormal Romance series! I’ve talked about it for a bit on social media, especially on Instagram, even though I’ve never really shared any details.

And actually, I’m still not going to, because the time isn’t there yet. If everything goes according to plan, however, the cover for the first book should be designed this month, so I can schedule a reveal pretty soon, and finally share some details. These new characters have managed to steal my heart yet again, so I’m stoked to introduce them to you soon 🙂

Next to that, I’m brainstorming for 4 or 5 different book series at the moment, so, well… it’s going to be busy. I promise to keep you posted 😉

 

• To blog… or to vlog?

Now, to tell you the reason why I haven’t been blogging a lot lately: it’s because I have decided to start vlogging. Yes. Next to my writing, I’m going to be a YouTuber. I’ll be in front of the camera, no more hiding behind-the-scenes, and talk your ears off about my greatest passion… which is writing! I think it’s also called “AuthorTube”? I’m still learning the lingo here, guys, so bear with me.

Basically, I’m simply going to share my life as a writer with you all, in a more visual way than a blog will ever allow me to do. To be clear, I won’t be stopping this blog, but there will be more regular updates on my future vlog instead. I haven’t finished any video yet, but if you’d like to be the first to see them, you can already subscribe to my YouTube channel over here~!

I can’t say exactly when my first vlog will be up. The plan is May at the latest, but that means I have to get to work and start some serious recording 😉 I’ve already been practicing a bit in my Instagram stories, and I am super hyped about all this! Please stay tuned~

 

So, lots of exciting things going on! I have many plans for this year, and can’t wait to share it all with you guys 😀

 

I hope you are all very well, and thank you for reading this blog! Tell me, what do you prefer these days? Blogs or vlogs? Personally, I used to be a blog-enthusiast, but these days I rarely read them (oops), and watch lots of vloggers instead. I just feel that seeing someone, hearing them talk to me, and with the right images and music, I feel so much more connected to people. But maybe that’s just me! What about you? ❤️

 

Feel free to leave a comment down below, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! You can also reach out to me on social media, or through email ( contact(at)lynnrobin.com )~

 

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Pearls of Her (The Sea of Her 5)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Pearls of Her (The Sea of Her 5)

For so long, Leilani has been waiting for a savior.
Now, the time has come for her to become a warrior herself.

 

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea,

Today I’m celebrating my very first release of 2022, which is The Pearls of Her, the fifth book in The Sea of Her series 🙂

To save both Keanu and Sora from the Deep, Leilani has to explore the darkest depths of herself in order to retaliate against the false Queen of the Ocean… but will she be able to stay true to who she is, or lose herself to shadows?

 

The Pearls of Her is available in ebook edition for $4.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

 

The Pearls of Her is available in paperback edition for $10.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the official book trailer:

 

 

• The Pearls of Her (The Sea of Her #5)

For so long, Leilani has been waiting for a savior.
Now, the time has come for her to become a warrior herself.

Madam Deep’s mask has fallen, Kaholo’s true identity has been unraveled, and amidst the chaos, the turmoil of emotions, and the storm of confusion, Leilani has to give everything to prevent Madam Deep from selling her at the auction and taking the lives of Keanu and Sora.

And everything, is exactly what she has given.
Everything, is what she has lost.
Yet she has gained so much more.

As she dives into the darkest, unknown depths of herself, Leilani has to find a way not to lose all of her to the shadowy brothers she made a deal with.

But it is the only way to escape the Deep.
The only way to save her dear stranger from the sea, who is battling phantoms of his own and questions who he truly is, has always been, and is supposed to become.

Leilani, the Princess.
Keanu, the Guardian.
They both have their task to fulfill.

Although maybe, it is very different from what they ever imagined…

 


 

The Pearls of Her somehow felt a little different from the previous books. It’s action-packed, and barely gave me the chance to catch my breath before the next thing happened 😉 Yet it also slowed down when needed, and gave me the opportunity to explore many emotional themes and scenes which helped me flesh out Leilani’s and Keanu’s characters even more, making them feel even more raw and real to me. Hopefully, you will feel the same when reading the book!  ❤️

 

Also, this book means that Leilani’s and Keanu’s story is almost coming to an end — as book 6, The Shore of Him, will be the very final installment to this series and will release soon in eBook and paperback on June 21st in 2022!

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 😀

 

— Lynn

 

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INSOMNIA SAGA NEWS: final book postponed for indefinite time

INSOMNIA SAGA NEWS: final book postponed for indefinite time

Dearest Sleepwalkers,

I suppose the title says enough already — I’ve got some news on the Insomnia Saga, and it’s not all too good, I’m afraid.

To make a long story short, I am dealing with a major writer’s block when it comes to writing the final book.

Sure enough, I’ve dealt with some blocks before over the years, but never like this and especially not with the very last book in a series. I hate that it has come to this, but a few weeks ago I had to face facts when I realized that my actual health started to suffer from this very issue.

The mere thought of writing the book gave me so much stress that it made me feel nauseous and even gave me stomach aches, and that’s when I knew I had to do something, because no matter how much I love my characters, writing a book shouldn’t be this hard and should definitely not make me ill.

It’s the strangest thing, because I have plenty of inspiration (too much, even) for dozens of other projects. As you all probably know, I’m currently working on the final book of The Sea of Her series and it’s no problem at all. It is such a smooth, enjoyable experience, just like I’m used to.

But when it comes to the final Insomnia Saga book, I’ve been struggling for far longer than I wanted to admit at first, even to myself. I’d planned to write it in 2020, then came up with excuses not to do it. I then wanted to write it in 2021, and once more found more excuses not to do it again. This year was supposed to be the year for me to finish the series — and that’s when the stress hit me full-force.

Which is why I have decided to postpone the release for indefinite time.

I wish I could tell you guys more, that I could give you something, anything, but every time I’ve sat down to work on the book it just didn’t feel right; it didn’t excite me. It didn’t give me that butterflies-in-your-belly feeling, which writing a book always gives me.

This is so unlike me and I feel really bad about it. When I start something, I always finish it, always see it through to the end. I truly am sorry about this, because I know there are a few of you out there who really want to know how Jodi’s and Kay’s story will come to conclusion, but I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a while longer, and I can’t even tell you how long.

I sincerely hope I’m not letting too many readers down, and that you’ll understand — even if I barely understand what the heck is going on with me and this series. Even as I’m writing this, I feel so bad and guilty and disappointed. But I guess sometimes you have to make decisions that are tough and try to live with them.

Naturally, as soon as I’ve got news on the Insomnia Saga, I will let you all know immediately. Yet for now, I have to let go of this stress which has been building up inside of me for nearly two years, and choose for my health. Instead, I will focus on writing new series so I can bring you guys new books this year, and I really hope you’ll enjoy them.

Once more, I deeply apologize, and if you have any questions, please drop them down below and I’ll answer them all.

Thank you for reading this ❤️

 

— Lynn

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OFFICIAL COVER REVEALS & RELEASE DATES: The Sea of Her 5 and 6 | the final books

OFFICIAL COVER REVEALS & RELEASE DATES: The Sea of Her 5 and 6 | the final books

Dear Weepers of Pearls and Wild Strangers from the Sea,

At last, the time has come for me to reveal the final two covers in The Sea of Her series: book 5 THE PEARLS OF HER and book 6 THE SHORE OF HIM ❤️

Those of you who have read and finished book 4 have most probably already seen the cover for book 5 as it’s announced in the back, and the cover has been out there on Goodreads for a couple of months now — but today marks its official reveal and that of the very final book in the series, which hasn’t been shown anywhere before 😉

 

Leilani’s and Keanu’s battle against false Kings and Queens in order to save the ocean continues in book 5, and comes to a grand finale in book 6 — but there is more for them to fight against but the curse that has been poisoning the sea for so long: as their pasts and true identities unravel more and more, they both have demons to conquer and choices to make. It brings them closer and deepens their love—but will it last, will this war bind them together forever… or tear them apart instead?

 

Ready for the covers to be revealed?

You’d better be, because here they come!:

 

 

 

Personally, I’m so happy with my designer’s work and how the final covers came out ❤️ I’m having a hard time believing this journey with Leilani and Keanu is almost coming to an end; it’s been a year now that I began working on it, and I still remember those first few weeks of dipping my toes into this tale and meeting them both. It’s making me rather nostalgic, actually.

Sorry. Emotional writer’s brain talking. Moving on:

 

Release dates (mark your calender!)

• THE PEARLS OF HER releases on March 15th in ebook and paperback

• THE SHORE OF HIM releases on June 21st in ebook and paperback

 

Please look forward to these final two installments of The Sea of Her 🙂

Feel free to leave a comment down below, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! You can also reach out to me on social media, or through email ( contact(at)lynnrobin.com )~

 

— Lynn

 

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A Belated Happy 2022 — a year of creative freedom

A Belated Happy 2022 — a year of creative freedom

No, I hadn’t forgotten about this blog. No, I wasn’t planning on remaining silent for so many weeks.

Yet I have, and here is why 🙂

 

Usually, at the end of every year, I always post an overview on December 31st in which I look back on the entire year. I revisit every single month and tell about the books I’ve written and published, as well as summarize all the things I’ve done and achieved.

However, at the end of 2021 I simply didn’t feel like doing so. Because I had been revisiting the year over and over in my head, and for some reason the feeling crept up on me that I hadn’t enough to tell you guys. That I hadn’t achieved enough that year.

Which isn’t true. In 2021 I published the final books of the Kissing Monsters series, published two new installments of the Insomnia Saga, and began publishing The Sea of Her series. You could say it was a year in which I said goodbye, kept going, and gave life to something new. Also, I published 10 new titles. If that’s not an achievement, then I don’t know what is.

But the fact remains that 2021 wasn’t a particular spectacular year for me. Nothing truly grand happened. All I’d built up in 2020 just calmly kept going at a steady, easy pace. And as the final weeks of 2021 crept up, I started to feel disappointed with myself because… because why? Well, that’s a very good question, because I worked just as hard as I had other years, and there was no reason to start blaming myself.

As New Year’s Eve came around, though, I’d managed to clear out my messy thoughts, and felt a lot lighter: I simply had to realize that it’s okay if some years are a little slow. In hindsight, 2021 was a year meant to slow down and just work quietly behind the scenes. A year that wasn’t meant for noise and grand happenings. And that’s fine.

Anyway, I could’ve posted something on New Year’s Day, of course, but I still needed a bit of extra reflection and quiet time for myself. I took a break from social media as well, and haven’t shared anything about my plans for 2022 yet.

I do have plans, though. Oh yes, I certainly do 😀

 

Of course, I can’t predict what 2022 will bring me — it can go absolutely crazy. But either way, I have granted myself permission to go absolutely crazy in my writing. Meaning, I am giving myself some creative freedom this year: I am allowing myself to work on ANY project that calls out to me.

Last week I’ve already finished the fifth book in The Sea of Her series, THE PEARLS OF HER, which will be prepared for its release on March 15th in the next several weeks. But instead of diving straight into the sixth and final book, I am first going to work on the opening book of a brand new series (which I’m going to keep absolutely secret for now 😉 ). Also, this year I’ll be working on the final books in the Insomnia Saga, SOMNUS and The Somnus Fileswhile also working on brand new projects.

In 2022 I will probably publish less new works than I did in the past two years. Due to some personal circumstances I’ve fallen a bit behind on my writing schedule, and the reason I felt down at the end of 2021, was because I found myself stressing a bit because I was working from release to release and writing on deadlines.

This year, I will take the time to “stock up”, so to speak, on brand new series which I can then publish over the following years in a more rapid pace, just like before 😉

I am absolutely stoked about this, and of course I’ll keep you all posted! The books that will definitely release this year are books 5 and 6 of The Sea of Her, as well as books 4 and 4.5 of the Insomnia Saga. Whether there’ll be any surprise releases, I do not know yet — but never say never; anything can happen ♥️♥️

 

Thank you for reading, and a belated happy 2022 everyone! Let’s make the most of it 😀

 

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Deep of Him (The Sea of Her 4)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Deep of Him (The Sea of Her 4)

The Queen of the Ocean has risen.
Once more, the Crown has been claimed by a tainted soul.

 

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea,

And here we are, in the final month of 2021… which means that today I am celebrating my final release of this year! The Deep of Him, book 4 in The Sea of Her series, a Paranormal Romance in a tropical ocean setting, is out today! ❤️

The Queen of the Ocean has risen. Once more, the Crown has fallen into the hands of a tainted soul. In book 4, Leilani is taken to the sinister world of the Deep, where nothing is as it seems and the truth of Keanu’s past is slowly unraveling…

 

The Deep of Him is available in ebook edition for $4.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

 

The Deep of Him is available in paperback edition for $10.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the official book trailer:

 

 

• The Deep of Him (The Sea of Her #4)

The Queen of the Ocean has risen.
Once more, the Crown has been claimed by a tainted soul.

As a new curse comes to life, Leilani feels the sea slip into shadows darker than ever before, and realizes it is up to her to defend it.

But how can she fight back against the most powerful queen all of mankind has ever known?
How can she fight back, when her Guardian, her dear stranger from the sea—the one who has been chosen to protect her, the one man she has given her heart to—is wearing a mask she cannot see behind?

Leilani is taken to the sinister world of the Deep, where there are countless secrets to be unraveled, violent games are being played, and where she will have to choose whether she will remain the girl she has always been… or embrace the side of herself that she’s been running from for years.

Maybe only then, she can save Keanu.
Perhaps only then, she can save the sea.

 


 

The Deep of Him takes the story of Leilani and Keanu into darker depths. Writing it felt very different from the previous three books — and yet, it simply felt right for their tale to take on such a sinister twist, as I’d been hinting at it since book one. Confronting them with their own shadows and that of the world around them, really made them grow as characters and I enjoyed seeing them change, even though sometimes it was painful.

It was such a special manuscript to work on ❤️

Many questions will be answered in this book — yet many more will be raised 😉

 

Book 5, The Pearls of Her, will release soon in eBook and paperback on March 15th in 2022!

 

As this year is coming to an end and The Deep of Him is my final release, I just want to thank all my readers for their unwavering support. I keep repeating myself, but it truly means the world to me to see you enjoying my books 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 😀

 

— Lynn

 

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Author Interview over at M.S. Wordsmith | A Little Bit About Me

Author Interview over at M.S. Wordsmith | A Little Bit About Me

Dearest Sleepwalkers, Monster Kissers, and Wild Strangers from the Sea,

This week is starting off strong, as today I am featured over at the blog of M.S. Wordsmith with a very fun interview in which I share some things about me, tell about my writing process, and talk about my favorite authors and books!

 

Read the interview here~

 

Well, that is it for me! I’m going back to work, as this week I will be very busy preparing THE DEEP OF HIM (The Sea of Her #4) for its release on December 21st. Only a few weeks left until the story of Leilani and Keanu continues — and let me tell you, in this book their journey is taking them to dark, dark places…

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Origins Files (Insomnia Saga 3.5)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Origins Files (Insomnia Saga 3.5)

“The Night Angels will have their revenge.
And you will meet the destiny you deserve, Summoner of Light.”

 

Dearest Sleepwalkers,

At last, here’s another new release in the series of the Insomnia Saga: The Origins Files, book 3.5, the third short story collection that connects to the historic story lines referred to in ORIGINS.

The Origins Files contains a short story written from Orion’s perspective, and a novella in which the story continues from the eyes of Alain, his best friend Frankie, Orion once more, and a brand new character called Eleanora… who prefers to be called “El”, actually. If you’d like to meet her, grab your own ebook or paperback copy here!:

 

The Origins Files ebook edition is available for $1.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Smashwords
Barnes&Noble
GooglePlay

 

and can be found in paperback edition for $8.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the book teasers:

 

 

• The Origins Files (Insomnia Saga #3.5)

The Origins Files contains a short story and a novella, told from the perspectives of Alain Somnus—the first Summoner of Light to ever rise—, Orion Fleming—the founder of the Night Angel Cult—, Frank Miller—a young man struggling to find his place in the world, no matter how much it has changed with the arrival of the Prowlers of Night—, and Eleanora Smith—who moves through the night like a thief and dreams of vengeance.

“The Night Angels will have their revenge.
And you will meet the destiny you deserve, Summoner of Light.”

In File #1 Orion Fleming remembers when he first met Nilisa Solovey, a wealthy girl who never should have had eyes for a poor boy like him, and yet fell in love with. Now the mother of his child, she has offered herself to be the Queen’s human host… but is Orion prepared to sacrifice the love of his life—or will desperation and heartache cause him to reach out to the world’s strongest Summoner, Alain Somnus… and betray the Night Angels?

The story of love and betrayal, secrets and guilt continues in File #2 as Alain finds out that Nilisa has given her body to the Queen of the Prowlers of Night, and he decides to step in as the savior the people believe him to be—though not without the help of Frank and his other friends, while having to deal with a young woman called El who knows more than she should.
His secret is on the verge of being exposed.
And the greatest battle he has ever fought is awaiting him, long-limbed and dark as night… and disguised as a girl of shadows.

 


 

The writing experience of each of these Insomnia Saga short story collections is a special thing for me. It’s actually quite different from the tales I usually write, as the history of this series isn’t a happy one, and so it forces me to explore darker themes and settle for sad endings, rather than the (bitter)sweet ones I tend to choose — simply because that makes me feel good.

Just as was the case with the previous two collections, The Origins Files was once again interesting to write, and maybe even a little challenging, because it was so sinister and sorrowful. Still, I really enjoyed myself, and in some cases I believe it’s fine to step out of your comfort zone for a bit.

The cast of this series is ever growing, and I hope you all feel just as connected to the new voices of Orion and El as I do. Please enjoy reading this latest installment to the series ❤️

 

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment down below, on social media, through email; I’ll get back to you ASAP 🙂 Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads!

 

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her 3)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her 3)

The King is lost.
A curse is unleashed.
Leilani’s identity is unraveled.
And Keanu’s past is watching them from the shadows.

 

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea,

Months are going by fast, time is running, sprinting, rushing on, and here we are, in the final week of October — which means that today, on the 26th, we’re celebrating the release of The Tide of Her, book 3 in The Sea of Her series, a Paranormal Romance in a tropical ocean setting ❤️

Leilani and Keanu have fled to Cosmos Island, where they live in secret for they can’t let anyone find them. Meanwhile, Leilani is trying and failing to get much-needed answers from the sea, and Keanu keeps his eyes fixed on the shadows, constantly afraid that his past will soon catch up to him…

 

The Tide of Her is available as in ebook edition for $4.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

 

The Tide of Her is available in paperback edition for $10.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the official book trailer:

 

 

• The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her #3)

The Twins are gone.
Leilani and Keanu have taken the Crown.
And they can’t let anyone find them.

The forces of the sea are keeping them on Cosmos Island, where they try hard not to get noticed and live their new life in secret, while keeping the Crown safe and out of anyone’s reach.

But Keanu sees danger in every face and every gesture, and Leilani is trying but failing to get answers from the sea. She has no idea what is expected from her, no idea where she’s supposed to go, what she’s supposed to do.

Or where to find the King of the Ocean.

Then Leilani and Keanu meet an enigmatic woman, who claims to have all the answers they need—but it soon appears to come at a cost which neither Leilani and Keanu are sure they can pay, especially when it seems that while Leilani is growing stronger, Keanu only grows weaker and weaker still.

The King is lost.
A curse is unleashed.
Leilani’s identity is unraveled.
And Keanu’s past is watching them from the shadows.


 

The Tide of Her marks the first half of the entire series, and it was such an intense book to write. On the one hand, the story slowed down and I got to explore the relationship between Leilani and Keanu and add some more details to the overall world-building, while on the other, the pace drastically picks up near the end and I finally got to write some scenes that were in my head ever since I began working on book 1 at the start of this year.

Without giving away any spoilers, let’s just say that Leilani’s and Keanu’s journey is still far from over, and that they’ll have to face many more challenges.

Book 4, The Deep of Him, will release soon in eBook and paperback on December 21st!

Once more, thanks to all my readers who are supporting this series, and with that I mean both who leave wonderful reviews, as well as the quiet ones who I know are out there, even if we don’t speak (just know that you can drop me a message anytime you want!) 😉 Thank you~

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 🙂

 

— Lynn

 

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HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part two

HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part two

I held my breath, terrified to make a sound.

I did not know how I got here: lying on my stomach on the floor, under a bed which I first thought was my own… but this was not my room.

Something moved in the shadows and I flinched, but then grew perfectly still as I caught the shimmer of eyes watching me, wide and scared.

Other children.

I was not alone.

Several of us were hiding here, under the bed and with nowhere else to go.

My heart pounding, I dipped my head a little lower and peeked out from my hiding place, finding a room with a gray carpet, gray desks placed alongside the gray walls, a gray chair upon which sat… a man, wearing a gray suit, yet not a gray top hat — no, that one was black, a hue so utterly dark that it would never be able to catch a ray of light.

The man was tall. Unusually thin. He reminded me of a scarecrow.

Of a skeleton.

He was motionless, and I released a shuddering breath, and—

Whirling around, he turned on his chair.

The man had no face.

It was white, simply white, an empty sheet, pale flesh without features, and yet…

And yet, I knew he could see me.

 

Greetings scaredy-cats and and horror-fanatics, and welcome to the second part of my 2021 Halloween blog post series, “When I Used to Dream Nightmares”! 🎃

 

As I told you all in the previous post, when I was 5 or 6 years old, I went through a phase in which I was often terrorized by pretty horrific nightmares, and the one above is one of the few which I still vividly remember.

To be honest, even at 29, I still think this one is pretty disturbing.

While my nightmare of the Skeleton Dragon was a recurring dream that plagued me about two or three times, this was — thankfully — a standalone, so the Faceless Man only visited me once. The nightmare was just as I described it above, yet somehow, I had all this knowledge while I was in the dream, and I knew this creepy guy stole children from their parents and then just kept them in that room. Which makes hiding from him seem like a pointless thing, I guess, but that’s just the way dreams work, right? They often don’t make sense, and neither do your actions. I just figure that the other children and I simply did not want the Faceless Man to see us.

But, what did he want from us? Would he eat us? Lock us up somewhere?

I never got an answer to that, since the dream stopped the moment his face turned toward me, and luckily I woke up in my own bed, in my own room, with no terrifying intruders present.

Yet that is exactly what has been intriguing me as I got older: how often does it happen that a nightmare stops at the exact moment that something truly creepy would happen? To me, that is always the case.

Which is why today, I’d like to talk a little about the power of suggestion — or rather, the horror of it.

 

Now then, let’s be honest: what is often worse? The idea of something terrible happening, or actually going through it?

In my experience it is the first.

Like back at high school, when I had to give a presentation before my teacher and classmates, I used to be so terribly nervous it made me feel sick. Yet when I was actually standing there, doing it, I often forgot all about my nerves and it turned out not to be that bad.

The same goes for watching a horror movie (what?)! Often the first half is the scariest for me, when inexplicable things happen — when objects move, but you don’t see what has touched it. When there are sounds and moans at night, but you never see what is making them. When the camera shows you that something is watching the protagonists, but you never get to see what it is.

Then, usually, during the climax of the movie you get to see this horrific monster or dreadful ghost that usually, for me, breaks the spell and takes away all fear, because somehow, actually seeing the devil isn’t as scary as not seeing it while knowing it is there.

Personally, I always like to add this to my own stories — I don’t write ghost tales (maybe I will one day, though!) so I can’t get away with keeping the demon invisible, but I do like to build up the tension in a scene first. Like I did in the prologue of INSOMNIA, when Jodi is playing with her dog and he disappears into the field of the farm, out of her sight. She can hear he gets hurt, but doesn’t know what is going on. Once she finds her dog, he turns out to be wounded and bleeding.

And then the sun sets, a shadow falls over her, and she knows, she senses something is behind her.

For me, the idea of a situation like this simply fills me with dread; not being able to see what is there, yet knowing that something is lurking behind you, wanting to hurt you.

Writing the part of that scene that comes after, of Jodi being attacked by the Nightprowler, was still pretty terrifying for me to write — but I do think one should never underestimate the power of suggestion, and how much scarier it is than when a character faces off with the actual monster.

 

But, that is just my opinion! What do you think? Is the mere suggestion of something scarier, or do you  dread the part that comes after, the actual showdown with whatever devil is haunting the story? I’m really interested to know how others think about this, so please leave me a comment down below! Who knows, I might learn something from it as a storyteller 😉

 

This concludes part two — which is also the final one! Thanks so much for reading everyone; please feel free to reach out to me 😀

 

Happy Halloween everyone.

May your dreams be filled with lovely nightmares…

 

(Oh, and… don’t forget to listen closely for the sounds in your house at midnight. Who knows what you might hear — yet will never find…?)

 

— Lynn

 

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