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INSOMNIA (Insomnia Saga #1): Cover Update for International Release!

INSOMNIA (Insomnia Saga #1): Cover Update for International Release!

Hey Sleepwalkers!

This is just a short update, but one I’m actually really excited about — INSOMNIA, the first installment of the Insomnia Saga, has had a cover update!

The former (Dutch) version was rather subdued, mostly in grays, blacks, and sepia, with a touch of red; I always loved it, but since INSOMNIA is going to have a new, international release and seeing that even the story has been rewritten (and, well, “updated”), my designer and I talked it over and agreed that the cover could use something new as well.

So, here it is! A rather colorful, yet dark version of the former cover:

 

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Perhaps I’m biased because it concerns my own book, but I am in love with it 😉

 

>> INSOMNIA (Insomnia Saga #1) will be released February 11th, 2020! You can pre-order your ebook on Amazon, Kobo, and other online stores! <<<

 

By the way, last week I have also seen the cover for NOCTURNE, the sequel to INSOMNIA, to be released in June this year… I can’t wait to reveal the cover with you all, because it looks simply gorgeous 🖤 But all in due time!

 

What do you think of the INSOMNIA cover update?

 

 

The release of INSOMNIA is coming closer still, and I’m so excited! The next couple of weeks the manuscript will be turned into an actual book, a book trailer will be made (and possibly a few teasers…!), and many more things will need to be done. I’ll be working hard, and I’ll keep you guys updated 🙂

 

 

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BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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It’s 2020: A battle of Light and Night

It’s 2020: A battle of Light and Night

First of all…

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

 

Here we are, the first of January; the very first day of 2020.

Let’s take a deep breath. Because, I mean, this actually is a pretty special day, right? Yeah, okay, every new day can mean a brand new start; every single day you can decide to do something you’ve never done before or always wanted to do. You don’t need an actual “new year” to do that.

And yet, I can’t help but feel excited about the fact that it is now officially 2020, because I have some really cool plans for this year—and today, I’d like to tell you guys a little bit about them 🙂

 

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• First release: INSOMNIA (Insomnia Saga #1)

My very first release this year will be INSOMNIA, the first official installment of the Insomnia Saga.

I’ve been working on this project since the summer of 2017, so I’m really excited that the series finally is going to get an official “lift off”, so to speak, and that I can share this dark story of mine with all of you. I feel like INSOMNIA is going to be a great first release to start this year with—for me, anyway. I just love this story and my characters to pieces, and I hope you guys will too!

 

INSOMNIA will be released on February 11th 2020

 

If you’re curious, you can download the prequel short story JODI COLLINS for free, an eBook that also includes a sneak peek of the first few chapters of INSOMNIA!

 

INSOMNIA is available for pre-order worldwide (eBook only) on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. Check it out!

 

On the day of release, INSOMNIA will also be available in paperback edition!

 

• More INSOMNIA SAGA releases on the way…

This year I’ll be focusing entirely on the Insomnia Saga, which means there are many more releases on the way! I can’t give actual dates yet, but to give you an idea of what you’ll be able to expect…:

The Insomnia Files, a collection of short stories accompanying INSOMNIA, will be released April 2020 (both eBook and paperback edition)

NOCTURNE, the second installment of the Insomnia Saga, is planned for a June 2020 release (both eBook and paperback edition)

The Nocturne Files, a collection of short stories accompanying  NOCTURNE, is expected September 2020 (both eBook and paperback edition)

ORIGINS, the third installment of the Insomnia Saga, will be published December 2020 (both eBook and paperback edition)

 

I’m incredibly excited about all this, and I hope you guys will be with me during this journey through the Insomnia Saga universe 🙂 There will also be a fourth installment to the series, entitled SOMNUS, which will be released in 2021 — but hey, let’s focus on 2020 first, yeah? 😉

 

Will you be fighting alongside Jodi and Kay in their battle of Light and Night?

 

Well, in short, this is what 2020 is going to look like for me. In January I’ll be working on both The Insomnia Files and The Nocturne Files, and I expect to start on ORIGINS in February! I can’t wait 😀

 

I hope you guys all have a wonderful, productive, and fun year as well. Sure, every year will be filled with ups and downs, but let’s focus on the ups instead — negative vibes won’t serve you after all; it’ll only attract more negativity. Or should I say darkness? To use some Insomnia Saga lingo — summon your Light, your Inner Strength, and hold on to it; use it to fight the shadows.

Let’s all work hard to make our dreams come true 🙂

 

BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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Looking Back at 2019

Looking Back at 2019

We did it.

We have reached the last days of December — and so, the last days of 2019. Can you believe it? This year just seemed to fly right by, and yet, I have done A LOT these past twelve months.

At the end of each year, I always like to look back at all the highlights and reflect on that.

Let’s journey back through 2019 together:

 

• January: Writing Books and Snowy Walks

At the beginning of this year I was still working on my last Dutch novel, which was Schimmenstof (translation: Phantom Dust), the sixth and final installment of the Schimmenwereld Serie (Phantom World series). After taking a Christmas-break off working on this manuscript, I was SO ready to tackle this project again once it was January.

Working on the last book of a series always is an emotional experience. The project was pretty heavy to work on, but I absolutely loved every moment of it (luckily I’m what you call a “plotter”, which means I first write a detailed plot outline for my books before I even start writing; this way, for me, the actual writing process is a very smooth and fun experience).

January was a cold month, and we even had some snow—so, besides writing like a madwoman, I often went outside with my camera 😀 I still have a couple of photos!:

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• February: Working Hard & Taking It Easy

In February I finished writing Schimmenstof (Phantom Dust).

It felt amazing.

Though I must also admit that besides feeling happy and euphoric and, well, pretty d*mn proud, I also felt sad that I finished the series. Writing so many books about your characters really is a special experience, and especially when you’re about to say goodbye to them, you realize how much you’ve come to care about them. I know they’re just fictional figures, figments of my imagination… and yet 😉

I decided to take a break off from writing during the last week of February — and while it had been snowy and cold in January, spring came early during the second half of February! I also took some photos back then:

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• March: Rewriting INSOMNIA + shortlisted for The Indie Awards

This month I could finally start writing in English full time — and so I worked on the new version of INSOMNIA, and even finished it! I was so hyped about my projects; I was practically unstoppable 😉

Meanwhile, other exciting things were happening — to my utter surprise, I received an email from The (Dutch) Indie Awards, telling me that my book Schimmendroom (Phantom Dream, the fourth installment of the Schimmenwereld Serie/Phantom World series) had been chosen by the jury as one of the finalists in the category “Best Book of 2018”!

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There it is, on the right!

I actually had a hard time believing it, but it was all over social media — and I was invited to come to the award ceremony in April…

 


• April: I did some editing, some writing… oh, and I won an award. (say what?)

In April I started the editing process for Schimmenstof (Phantom Dust); the release was planned for July, so it was time to start working toward that goal!

Deciding to take a break from the Insomnia Saga, I started working on another project behind the scenes (one I still can’t talk too much about, because it’ll take at least a year before it’ll be published; sorry!). What I can tell is that it’s another series, and that I finished writing the first installment.

I also announced the release date for Schimmenstof (Phantom Dust), and officially revealed the cover! I love cover reveals, but this one was, well, “extra special” to me, for it was the final book of my series.

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I was also supposed to attend the award ceremony of The Indie Awards. It took place on a Saturday.

On Friday, however, I didn’t feel very well; headache, dizziness, aching muscles, runny nose, you know it: THE FLU. The next day I still didn’t feel any better, so I couldn’t go the the ceremony. I was pretty bummed. Sunday morning, however, I found that I had recovered a bit, so I decided to watch the video of the awards ceremony.

At the end of the video, they announced the winner of the “Best Book of 2018” award… and my jaw nearly dropped to the floor when they called out “Lynn Robin!”.

SERIOUSLY. I couldn’t believe it. My first response was: HUH? (yeah, being a writer, you can see that I’m very well-spoken)

Thinking back on this, I actually still feel pretty amazed and dazed, even, because it’s such a crazy thing! It’s one of those things that always happen to other people, not me. Those things you secretly fantasize about, but really don’t expect to happen for real. It really was an amazing experience! 😀

I was disappointed (still am a bit) that I couldn’t be there, but well. Flu happens. Right?

 

The Indie Awards logo

 

 


• May: Working on my top secret project & Editing some more

After all the craziness of the past month(s), May was much more relaxed, giving me time to write and edit in peace (lol).

The editing process for Schimmenstof (Phantom Dust) continued. I got the notes back from my Editing Ninjas, worked through them, and then started editing again by the end of the month.

Meanwhile, I also continued working on my top secret project, by starting book 2!

 

 


• June: My award, publishing/release preparations… and exhaustion

June was UTTER MADNESS.

I finished writing the second installment of my secret project.

I also finished the editing process for Schimmenstof (Phantom Dust), and then my team and I worked on turning it into an actual book, both print and eBook edition. We also made a trailer! If you’d like, you can watch it here:

 

The excitement of June didn’t stop though, because I also got my award sent to me through the mail! It was such a surreal feeling to finally be able to hold it in my hands, yet I think it was at that moment that it truly dawned on me that I really won this.

I took some photos to share:

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By the end of June I was completely exhausted. But still, I couldn’t wait for the release of Schimmenstof (Phantom Dust) in July…

 


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• July: Release Schimmenstof + Summer holiday

On the 16th of July, Schimmenstof (Phantom Dust) was officially released! And it was a true celebration, because the book had already received a several reviews from book bloggers by that time, and all of them were absolutely wonderful and completely blew me away. My book got the best reviews I could wish for—and hey, what more could you want?

The rest of July I decided to just enjoy the summer, and allowed myself to be lazy. I read books, went outside to lounge in the grass (and read books), I played video games, I visited a museum… and, all right, maybe I’m not really good at being lazy, because I soon started to write the plot outlines for two Insomnia Saga short stories, and already wrote a huge chunk of the first one 🙂

 


• August: Extending the summer holiday… and writing some more

I took it easy in August as well, though my urge to write grew stronger with each week, and soon I had finished both short stories and was already busy writing down notes for other projects!

 


• September: Back to business + Writing NOCTURNE

In September it was time to really get back to work, so I edited my INSOMNIA manuscript and sent it to my team, and then started writing NOCTURNE, the second installment of the Insomnia Saga.

I wrote the first 100 pages in a couple of weeks and I really liked where it was going, and yet, something was off…

At the end of the month, after talking it over with my team, I realized what the issue was: the first book simply missed something, something that would help it connect better to the second book that somehow felt more “mature”.

After that talk I got really excited, and soon my head was overflowing with ideas of things I wanted to change and add to the manuscript…

 


• October: Rewriting INSOMNIA

Yep, I wrote the whole freakin’ manuscript all over again.

I’d given myself the entire month to do it (so I wouldn’t get behind schedule too much), and I practically wrote until my brain was toast. I was done after three weeks though, and used the last week for a rough editing round.

After the first week of rewriting, however, I’d already sent the first part of my manuscript over to my team — and they were so enthusiastic, it just blew me away 😀 It really encouraged me to go on, so I guess that actually helped speed up the writing process.

To be honest, I don’t remember much else of October. It was kind of a blur, really.

 


• November: Back to NOCTURNE + Updating the site: Going English! + December release preparations

Once it was November, I was glad to get back to work on NOCTURNE, and wrote about the next 150 pages.

Meanwhile, though, I also had other things to do… such as updating my site (it was still Dutch). That was really cool, and I felt good after it was all done; it truly felt like a new beginning 😀 I also shared a blog post, in which I introduced myself; you can read it here.

Also, it was time to do some preparations for my December release, an Insomnia Saga short story (the one I wrote back in July/August!). My team helped me make the eBook, and even a book trailer! Check it out!:

 

I love new releases, whether they’re full books, a novella, or just a short story. It’s just awesome to share something new with the world — it’s what I love most about writing professionally 🙂

 


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• December: Release JODI COLLINS + Finishing NOCTURNE + Christmas!

And so, it became December. The last month of 2019.

I worked hard; it was awesome.

On December 10th, I released my very first international publication: The Insomnia Files, File #1: JODI COLLINS. A free eBook, a prequel to my upcoming series, a short story especially written for first-time Insomnia Saga readers, telling the background story of the series’ main protagonist, Jodi Collins.

I’m still really excited about this release, and I hope people have been/are/will read and enjoy it, and that you’re looking forward to the release of INSOMNIA early 2020!

 

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Besides publishing this short story, however, I also worked hard on writing NOCTURNE… and even managed to finish it! To be honest, looking at how busy I’d been, I never expected I would be able to finish this project before Christmas, but somehow I did! It was such a wonderful feeling to write down those last words; it really was a nice wrap-up of the year 😉

 

 


 

And here we are, at the end of 2019.

Like I said, this year has just flown right by — and yet, to me it really feels like an actual year has passed; I have done so many things this year, wrote so many manuscripts (6, if I’m counting it right), and also learned a lot.

As I said at the beginning of this post, I always like to reflect back on the past twelve months at the end of each year, because it’s just really cool to create an overview of all the things I’ve done, but also to see what I’d like to change or improve in the next year. And not just things concerning writing, but concerning myself as well.

I think the lesson I learned this year is that it’s important to be patient, and to realize that you can’t force things. I think it’s safe to say that I’m pretty enthusiastic and passionate, especially regarding my writing, and so sometimes I pressure myself a bit too much in wanting to reach certain goals in a certain amount of time — also things I actually don’t really have any control over.

So the advice I’m giving myself for 2020 is to simply stop trying to control things, and to accept things as they are. As long as I keep working hard, as long as I stay positive, things will work out. And hey, come on, I’ve got nothing to complain about. 2019 has been EPIC — and 2020 is going to be a great year, filled with new book releases and adventures I can’t wait to share with you guys! 😀

 

Are you excited for 2020?

 

Thank you for reading my post! I’ll be posting a really cool one on January 1st, in which I’m going to tell you guys a bit more about my upcoming releases of 2020!

 

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BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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DECEMBER 2019 Writing Update: releasing JODI COLLINS, finishing NOCTURNE, and merry Christmas

DECEMBER 2019 Writing Update: releasing JODI COLLINS, finishing NOCTURNE, and merry Christmas

Dear Sleepwalkers,

It is time to say goodbye to December, and what a month it has been.

I don’t know about you guys, but every year, instead of slowing down, I tend to channel some extra “fuel” to power through the last month — just to get all those last things done, just to do something extra, all so I can take a deep breath at the end and look back at the year feeling like I really accomplished something.

Well, this year has been the same… but am I happy will all that I’ve done this last month of the year? Read on!

 

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• New release: The Insomnia Files, File #1: JODI COLLINS

This month I released my very first international publication — a prequel especially written for first-time Insomnia Saga readers, a short story about the series’ main protagonist, Jodi Collins.

It was really exciting, for I’ve been looking forward to this for months, maybe even a year, and I already wrote this short story back in July, so it was awesome to finally see it turn into an actual eBook 🙂

In case you’ve missed it — The Insomnia Files, File #1: JODI COLLINS is available as a free eBook! You can find the download link you prefer and more information about the story right here.

Did you know that the story actually takes place on Christmas Eve? So, if you haven’t read it already, perhaps you should tonight! 😉

 

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• Editing: INSOMNIA

This month my team and I finished another round of editing INSOMNIA, the first book in the Insomnia Saga, which will be published February 11th 2020!

I’m really enjoying the editing process, but, to be honest, I don’t mind that we’re taking a few weeks off for now 😉 We’ll be back for the last round in January, but during the holidays we’re taking it easy!

 

• Writing: the last chapters of NOCTURNE

If you’ve been following me on either this blog or social media, you probably haven’t missed the fact that I’ve been working on the second installment of the Insomnia Saga, NOCTURNE, ever since September.

Working on this book has been awesome, but like I said in my writing update back in November, it’s been a bit of a “bumpy ride”, since I couldn’t work on it full time. I rewrote the first book, INSOMNIA, halfway the writing process, gave my site a huge makeover and update, had to do some work for the publication of JODI COLLINS as well as the promotion of it, and I also had to edit the manuscript of INSOMNIA…

So, actually, I never expected to be able to finish NOCTURNE before the end of the year.

Yet, somehow, I did!

I’m not sure how I did it, to be honest — but like I said on social media last week, when inspiration strikes, it strikes hard, and that somehow gave me this amazing writing-boost 😀 I wrote about 16 chapters in two weeks, and last Thursday I finished the project.

Finishing a novel always is the greatest feeling. I swear, it’s magic. And the same goes for finishing NOCTURNE, because really, this book was intense. It’s kind of hard to talk about it—or not talk about it—, since INSOMNIA hasn’t even been released yet, and I don’t want to give away any spoilers. However, I can safely say that I’ve learned a lot from writing this book, along with my characters who also learned some valuable lessons themselves, and despite the very dark, sinister themes of this book, I had loads of fun writing every single sentence 😉

I already sent out a message on social media, but I just want to say it again: The last day writing this book has been especially fun thanks to all the encouraging messages I got from readers and fellow writers all over the world, while I was furiously typing away on my laptop; it was awesome to hear from you all! Thank you 🙂

 

• Sit back and relax: it’s almost Christmas!

After all this hard work, I’ve decided to take a break for a couple of weeks, just to replenish my energy, read some books, play video games… well, to simply do all those fun and lazy things you sometimes just really need to do, right?

Also, tomorrow it’s Christmas! I want to wish you all a merry Christmas; I hope you have a lovely time, no matter however and with whoever you spend it.

 

With this, I’m going to end my last writing update of 2019.

Coming up next week however, is a blog post in which I’ll look back at this year and give an overview of all the things I’ve done, learned, and accomplished this last twelve months, and with the start of the new year I’ll also share a post in which I’m going to tell you about what bookish things you can expect from me in 2020 😀 I hope to see you here on my blog!

But until then…

Have a happy Christmas. Sit back and relax. Read a book (may I suggest my Insomnia Saga short story? …VERY subtle, right?). Enjoy life. Celebrate winter. (Or take notes like a maniac for your next project, as I’ll probably be doing :P)

Feel free to leave a message; I love hearing from you!

 

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BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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OUT NOW | FREE EBOOK: The Insomnia Files: FILE #1 JODI COLLINS (Insomnia Saga 0.1)

OUT NOW | FREE EBOOK: The Insomnia Files: FILE #1 JODI COLLINS (Insomnia Saga 0.1)

“Surround me with Light and give me strength; this shield is my protection and my weapon”

 

It’s finally here! The Insomnia Files: FILE #1 JODI COLLINS is a prequel to the Insomnia Saga, an action-packed Dark Fantasy Upper Young Adult series, set in a fictional modern world, where people can wield actual Light as a weapon which they use to fight the greatest enemy of mankind—demons, called the Nightprowlers.

JODI COLLINS is a prequel short story especially written for first-time Insomnia Saga readers, introducing the main character, Jodi Collins. This short story takes place 4 years prior to the first book in the series, INSOMNIA.

Best of all? It’s a FREE download!

 

 

• FREE EBOOK: The Insomnia Files, FILE #1: JODI COLLINS (Insomnia Saga #0.1)

 

 

“Don’t make a sound,” I whisper.

Peering through the shelves, I can’t take my eyes off the giant on the other side. It’s a creature with an oval-shaped head, a slender body, elongated arms, hands with pointy fingers, and long legs with which it takes big, silent steps.

Like a two-legged spider, hunting for its prey.

 

For first-time Insomnia Saga readers

 

A Nightprowler marked her and covered her in scars that will forever stigmatize her as an outcast:

A Sleepwalker.

A year after the attack, thirteen-year old Jodi Collins starts working for the Summoners to keep herself and her parents alive in this new, brutal life of discrimination and hate.

The Summoners are a worldwide army that have been fighting the Nightprowlers for centuries—and by working for them, Jodi will be forced to fight these creatures responsible for ruining her future.

On a dark, wintery night, Jodi is sent on a mission to find a young missing boy. The clock is ticking—if she’s too late, he will end up the same as her.

A toy store. A maze of dolls and monsters.

A world where light and darkness collide.

Jodi has to prove herself and overcome her greatest fear:

confronting the demons of the Night. And fight them.

[This short story takes place four years prior to the first book in the series, INSOMNIA.]

 

 

>>>IT’S A FREE EBOOK! DOWNLOAD NOW!<<<

 

  • This eBook also contains a sample of the first few chapters of INSOMNIA!

 

 


I hope you will enjoy this short story, and that Jodi will manage to capture your heart as she did mine 🙂 And, of course, I hope it’ll make you guys look forward to the release of INSOMNIA, on February 11th 2020, in which Jodi’s story will truly begin — as well as give you more background info about her life and what the fight against the Nightprowlers is truly about.

 

Are you ready to become a Summoner?

 

Thank you for reading!

 

— Lynn

 

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NOVEMBER 2019 Writing Update: Insomnia Saga, changes, new horizons

NOVEMBER 2019 Writing Update: Insomnia Saga, changes, new horizons

Dear Sleepwalkers,

For two years I’ve been writing these monthly updates — and to be honest, it feels rather strange to write my first one in English now 😉

However, nothing has changed really; life’s been busy, as always, and this month has been a particularly exciting one. So without further ado, let me tell you about all the things I’ve been up to in November!

 

• Insomnia Saga writing: NOCTURNE

NOCTURNE is the second book in the Insomnia Saga series. I started working on this project back in September, but in October I had to take a break from it to do some crazy (but awesome; it was so much fun!) editing on the first book, INSOMNIA.

This month, however, I could finally return to my manuscript. The book is divided into six parts, and I finished writing part 3 last week. Then, however, I had some other work to do again, so I’ve been forced to take a break once more. Working on NOCTURNE is pretty challenging — it’s not that the book is that hard to write (it flows nicely actually, and I’m absolutely loving the process), but I’ve got so many other writing-related things to do, that I simply don’t have the time to work on it full-time.

 

• From Dutch to English; updating the site

The reason why I had to stop writing last week, is that it was (finally!) time to update my site! I decided I wanted to debut internationally a full year ago — it was October 2018, for those who’d like to know 😉 — and it kind of exhilarated as well as terrified me that the time had come at last to start working toward this goal.

Anyway, since you’re reading this you are already here—still, I’d like to welcome you one more time 😀

In case you missed it and you’d like to read a bit more about me, my books, and upcoming releases, I wrote and shared a blog post last week to introduce myself! You can read it here.

 

 

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• Upcoming releases: Insomnia Saga

With the site-update, I also announced the upcoming Insomnia Saga releases!

December this year I’ll be releasing a prequel to INSOMNIA called The Insomnia Files: FILE #1: JODI COLLINS, which is a short story about the series’ heroine, Jodi Collins. It’ll be available as a FREE eBook download on December 10th!

Early 2020, INSOMNIA — the first book of the Insomnia Saga — will be released. INSOMNIA will be available in both print edition and eBook February 11th 2020.

To find out more, check out the Insomnia Saga page!

 

 

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• FILE #1: JODI COLLINS eBook + teaser trailer COMING SOON

This week I’m still too busy to write, because my team and I are working hard on the short story’s release next month; yesterday we finished making the eBook, and today we’ll be working on the teaser trailer, which will be on YouTube in a couple of weeks! I can’t wait to share it with you guys 😀

 

Well, I think it’s time to wrap this up. I expect December to be a bit… well, calmer, I suppose? I’m  hoping that I’ll have some time to write on NOCTURNE. Actually, at the beginning of November, I even said at social media that it was my goal to finish writing the manuscript by the end of this month.

Guess I was a bit too enthusiastic there.

Right now, I’m not even sure whether I’ll be able to finish it before the end of this year, with the short story release, some editing I still have to do, AND the holidays! I’m so excited about Christmas! We’re going to decorate the house this Saturday, so consider me hyped! 😉

I love Christmas. I know I write freaky stories about pretty dark stuff, but I just love this time of the year — it’s so cozy and magical, isn’t it? Glistening things and tiny lights everywhere! What’s not to love?!

 

Are you looking forward to Christmas? And what do you like to read during this time of the year? Leave a message!

 

BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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Hi. I’m Lynn Robin. Welcome to my wicked mind :)

Hi. I’m Lynn Robin. Welcome to my wicked mind :)

Hello new readers and old readers, and welcome to my blog!

Well, for the new readers here, I’ll introduce myself first!:

My name is Lynn Robin, I’m an author of Dark Fantasy Upper Young Adult books, and I was raised in the historical city of Leiden in the Netherlands. It’s a bit of a cliché maybe, but I’ve been making up stories ever since I was a little girl—and as soon as I was taught how to write, I began writing those stories down and never stopped. Although I started out like any other kid, writing sweet sugary tales about talking animals in forests (yep, I did that), it didn’t take long before I started to develop an interest in darker stories, filled with witchcraft, monsters, and magic… which turned  into quite the obsession 😛

Somewhere in my teenage years I realized I wanted to be a published author someday, and after I turned 19 I started to pursue this dream. It took several years for my stories before they were turned into actual books, but in 2017 my dream finally came true: I debuted with my Dutch series “de Schimmenwereld Serie” (the Phantom World series), containing six books about ghosts, angels, demons, music, dance, and art. The first three installments were released in 2017, book 4 and 5 in 2018, and the sixth and last was published July 2019.

So… yeah, like I said, my dream to become a published author came true; but dreams are things that tend to grow and become bigger without you even realizing it, and I soon found out that publishing my works just for Dutch readers wasn’t enough for me — I want to share my stories with people all over the world.

This is why I decided to start writing in English instead, and publish my books internationally from now on 🙂

 

• About my books: Dark Fantasy Upper Young Adult

I’d like to explain something about the genre I write in…

I call it Dark Fantasy because I tend to add horror-like elements to my book, though horror sounds a bit too heavy for me. My fantasy stories are a little bit gritty, sometimes even a bit spooky and creepy, mostly about dark, nightmarish creatures that I would probably run from myself if I ever got to meet them in real life. (So let’s hope I never will. Though I fancy myself quite a fast runner, so maybe I’ll be fine.)

Also, I’d like to add that my books are Upper Young Adult—meaning that my characters are, most of the time, no younger than 17, and that the ages of my main characters can even reach to early twenties. I didn’t go for New Adult, since, even though I absolutely love a bit of slow-burning, broody romance, in my stories it’s just an extra story line and not the main thing everything revolves around… and well, in my experience, when most people think of NA, they tend to think of erotic romance.

So. There you have it: Dark Fantasy Upper Young Adult 🙂

 

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• Introducing the INSOMNIA SAGA

I’m planning to release my Dutch series “de Schimmenwereld Serie” as the Phantom World series internationally in the near future, but first I’m going to debut in English with another series I’ve been working on for a couple of years now: the Insomnia Saga.

It’s an action-packed Dark Fantasy Upper Young Adult (yes) series, set in a fictional modern world, where people can wield actual Light as a weapon, which they use to fight demons called the Nightprowlers—mankind’s greatest enemy.

This is the blurb of the first book in the Insomnia Saga, INSOMNIA:

 

I caught my reflection in the mirror and looked at the girl staring back at me. Long, brown hair, falling over thin shoulders; tanned skin; green eyes; arms wrapped in bandages, hiding scars.

And at once, I was able to see what everybody else saw.

I had become the monster of fairytales. A creature that was feared, and had to be locked away forever.

 

Jodi Collins is a Sleepwalker.

An outcast. A pariah.

Five years ago, she was attacked by a creature darker than shadows, a demon without a face, a monster hungry for her body: a Nightprowler.

A nightmare that comes to life as soon as the sun sets, drenching the world in darkness.

When a Nightprowler attacks you, two things can happen: it will either claim your body to use as a host, or it will mark you as a Sleepwalker.

Sleepwalkers are feared and despised, believed to conspire with the Nightprowlers and threaten mankind.

Stigmatized by the telltale scars of the Night, Jodi and her parents were forced to move to the slums of Reid, where the alleys are filled with vagrants during the day, and Nightprowlers during the night. No school or employer would have her.

And her parents blamed her for destroying their life.

Now seventeen years old, Jodi is working for the Summoners—the worldwide army that has been battling the Nightprowlers for centuries—who hire her to defeat a Nightprowler that lures countless of victims into its castle while disguising itself as a human; a Nightprowler too dangerous for an average human to fight. It seems like it can only be defeated by another creature of the dark: a Sleepwalker.

Unable to refuse this mission and the money it will earn her, Jodi sets out to find the Nightprowler—but not on her own.

Help comes in the form of the arrogant Kay Somnus, a young Summoner disgusted by Sleepwalkers. And yet, they have to find a way to combine their forces and exorcize this Nightprowler.

Jodi’s future depends on this mission—but what does Kay expect to gain from it?

 

A castle of darkness and storms, filled with whispers and skulls.

Secrets will be revealed. Lives will be changed.

Neither Jodi nor Kay will ever be the same.

 

INSOMNIA (Insomnia Saga #1) will be released on February 11th, 2020.

 

 

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• But first: an INSOMNIA SAGA free short story

To celebrate this upcoming publication, I’ll first release an Insomnia Saga short story, which will be available as a FREE eBook download! I’d love for my readers to meet and get to know the Insomnia Saga‘s heroine, Jodi Collins.

This short story takes place 4 years prior to INSOMNIA, and it’s about Jodi defeating her very first Nightprowler when she was just 13 years old, by overcoming her fears and choosing to be strong.

Why don’t you read the blurb?

 

“Don’t make a sound,” I whisper.

Peering through the shelves, I can’t take my eyes off the giant on the other side. It’s a creature with an oval-shaped head, a slender body, elongated arms, hands with pointy fingers, and long legs with which it takes big, silent steps.

Like a two-legged spider, hunting for its prey.

 

For first-time Insomnia Saga readers

 

A Nightprowler marked her and covered her in scars that will forever stigmatize her as an outcast:

A Sleepwalker.

A year after the attack, thirteen-year old Jodi Collins starts working for the Summoners to keep herself and her parents alive in this new, brutal life of discrimination and hate.

The Summoners are a worldwide army that have been fighting the Nightprowlers for centuries—and by working for them, Jodi will be forced to fight these creatures responsible for ruining her future.

On a dark, wintery night, Jodi is sent on a mission to find a young missing boy. The clock is ticking—if she’s too late, he will end up the same as her.

 

A toy store. A maze of dolls and monsters.

A world where light and darkness collide.

 

Jodi has to prove herself and overcome her greatest fear:

confronting the demons of the Night. And fight them.

 

[This short story takes place four years prior to the first book in the series, INSOMNIA.]

 

 

The Insomnia Files, File#1: JODI COLLINS (Insomnia Saga #0.1) will be released on December 10th, 2019, and will be available as a FREE eBook.

 

  • The eBook will also contain a sample of the first few chapters of INSOMNIA!

 


ALSO, CHECK OUT THE INSOMNIA SAGA PAGE!


 

• Great to meet you!

Many more book releases are on the way (2020 is going to be crazy!), but these first two I can already share… and I think you can tell, but I’m really excited about this 😀

If you’d like to stay on top of my releases, then please subscribe to my blog (scroll all the way up, then check out the right-hand corner!). On this blog I’ll also share monthly writing updates, regularly give you a look behind the scenes, an occasional short story, and many other cool things!

With this I’m going to wrap up this blog post. I just want to say that it’s great to meet you, and, if you were already one of my followers and readers: thank you so much for reading this and coming along with me on the next chapter of my journey as an author! And if you’re new: Welcome, and I hope you’ll enjoy your stay—and my stories 😉

If you have any questions or just have something fun to say (I love that), please feel free to leave a comment below!

 

BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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De tijd is gekomen: Lynn Robin Goes English!

De tijd is gekomen: Lynn Robin Goes English!

DEAR WICKED FREAKY PEOPLE 😀

Zoals gewoonlijk met mijn blogberichten… verraadt de titel alles al (misschien moet ik meer mijn best gaan doen op het verzinnen van cryptische titels waar je helemaal niets van begrijpt, waardoor je wel MOET gaan lezen. Hm. Iets om over na te denken):

Deze week is het dan zover. Mijn site en blog gaan omgezet worden naar het Engels, zodat ik officieel naar mijn internationale debuut kan gaan werken!

Hier kijk ik al een jaar naar uit, en nu het zover is voelt het eigenlijk wel een beetje vreemd 😉 Om eerlijk te zijn heb ik dit moment zelfs stiekem een beetje uit zitten stellen, terwijl ik ondertussen een hele grote mond had en al maandenlang liep te verkondigen dat ik niet kon wachten om dit te doen. En dat is ook zo, ik loog er geen woord over, maar het is natuurlijk wel een hele grote stap.

En ik vind dit dus ontzettend spannend.

Hoe dan ook, het is tijd voor mij om deze stap te gaan zetten. Mijn eerste Engelse release, een short story voor de Insomnia Saga (lees meer in de oktober schrijfupdate!), staat al gepland voor december—mijn internationale debuut komt dus steeds dichter en dichterbij 🙂

Dit zal mijn laatste Nederlandstalige blogbericht zijn (OMG)! Deze week zal mijn eerste Engelse post verschijnen en zullen jullie zien dat de site een grote update heeft gehad 😉

Ik ben klaar voor veranderingen!

 

BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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OKTOBER 2019 schrijfupdate: Insomnia (alweer ja) + writing madnezz + Halloween + veranderingen op komst

OKTOBER 2019 schrijfupdate: Insomnia (alweer ja) + writing madnezz + Halloween + veranderingen op komst

WELKOM AAN HET EINDE VAN HALLOWEEN-MAAND!

Jaha, morgen is het zover—de dag dat de poorten tussen de werelden opengaan, de dag dat de sluier wordt opgetild en andere wezens onze wereld binnen komen wandelen, kruipen en kronkelen…

Oh, en ik zou oppassen en niet zoals Lily met een ouijabord aan de slag gaan, want wie weet open je zelfs de poort naar de Schimmenwereld, en hoewel Dinah best een hele fijne meid is, brengt ze toch ook  een hoop ellende met zich mee.

Ik zeg maar.

Voor wie deze verwijzing niet begrijpt, check vooral eens de Schimmenwereld Serie! Als je op zoek bent naar een echte Halloweenread, dan zou ik zeggen, grijp snel je kans voor de 31e voorbij is… 😉 (Hoewel de boeken daarna ook prima te lezen zijn, natuurlijk. Fantasy is een genre voor het hele jaar!)

Zo. En na deze schaamteloze zelfpromotie (tja, als het niet op mijn eigen blog mag, waar dan wel, hè?), is het tijd om jullie te vertellen over wat oktober voor mij in petto heeft gehad!

 

• Schrijven aan Nocturne… uhh, nee, Insomnia (alweer)

Vorige maand vertelde ik nog enthousiast dat ik bezig was met Nocturne, het tweede deel van de Insomnia Saga die volgend jaar zal verschijnen, en dat ik daar in oktober mee verder zou gaan terwijl de redactie voor Insomnia verderging.

Nou, daar is niets van gekomen! 😀

(Ik hoor het jullie al denken: Wat heb je nóú weer gedaan?)

Ik heb het Nocturne-project tijdelijk stilgezet, omdat — na overleg met mijn awesome redactie-team, aka de Redactie Ninja’s — ik heb besloten om Insomnia nóg een keer helemaal over te schrijven.

De overgang van het Nederlands naar het Engels is voor mij meer dan alleen een overgang in taal. Het is een nieuw begin, het is het aanboren van een hele nieuwe markt, het is het kennismaken met nieuwe lezers. En met alle dingen die ik in de afgelopen 2 jaar als gepubliceerd auteur heb geleerd, wil ik die nieuwe lezers — en natuurlijk ook mijn “oude” lezers — het beste geven wat ik hen kan bieden.

En eigenlijk had ik nog zoveel coole ideeën voor Insomnia, zoveel brainwaves die het verhaal nóg beter konden maken, nog sterker, nog sfeervoller zelfs! Ook kon ik merken dat de karakters van Jodi en Kay een beetje veranderd waren in deel 2; ja, ze waren absoluut nog steeds dezelfde, maar voor mij waren ze wat ouder gaan klinken. Volwassener.

Dus één van de dingen die ik veranderd heb aan Insomnia, is dat ze allebei een jaartje ouder zijn geworden. Tja. Dat kan je zomaar doen met boekpersonages. Erg handig.

Hoe dan ook, om een lang verhaal kort te maken: ik ben de hele maand oktober als een gek bezig geweest om Insomnia te herschrijven. Dit was de 3e keer dat ik het boek schreef, en het was best vermoeiend maar ook waanzinnig cool 😀 Na zo’n 4 weken had ik het boek af, en momenteel ben ik het manuscript aan het doorlezen voordat ik ‘m volgende week, de eerste week van november alweer, doorstuur naar mijn redactieteam.

 

• Insomnia release date verschoven

Ja, dit vond ik echt enorm balen, maar door dit besluit is mijn planning wat verschoven, waardoor ik heb moeten besluiten om de release van Insomnia door te schuiven van december 2019 naar begin 2020. Mijn doel is januari, of anders februari op z’n laatst.

Naast het schrijven van het boek is redactie natuurlijk ook een belangrijk punt, iets waar ik zelf veel waarde aan hecht, omdat ik het mijn plicht als auteur vind om jullie als lezers de allerberste versie van mijn boeken te geven 🙂

MAAR…:

 

• RELEASE DECEMBER 2019: JODI COLLINS

In december verschijnt toch mijn allereerste Engelstalige release, namelijk een short story getiteld The Insomnia Files, File #1: JODI COLLINS.

Het is een prequel, een kort verhaal dat zich 4 jaar voor de gebeurtenissen van Insomnia afspeelt, die je een kijkje geeft in Jodi’s verleden toen ze voor haar allereerste Uitdrijversacademie/Summoner Academy kwam te werken. Het speelt zich af op kerstavond, en ik beloof heel veel sneeuw, duisternis, nog meer sneeuw, een verlaten speelgoedwinkel (en sneeuw) en enge poppen (en had ik al sneeuw gezegd?). De short story zal gereleased worden als Insomnia Saga #0.1

Dit is een beetje cryptisch, maar ik zal zeer binnenkort meer informatie delen, zoals o.a. een fatsoenlijke blurb 🙂 Deze short story wordt een GRATIS download, hoef je helemaal niets voor te betalen: gewoon downloaden op je ereader of tablet, en lezen maar (misschien gezellig onder een dekentje op de bank naast de kerstboom; dé perfecte plek om te griezelen, als je het mij vraagt 😛 )! Ook zal er een sample van Insomnia bij zitten; de eerste hoofdstukken zal ik er achterin bij stoppen, zodat je alvast een voorproefje op de nieuwe versie van het boek krijgt.

Ik kan echt niet wachten om dit met jullie te delen 😀

 

• De site krijgt heel binnenkort een update!

Nou, dit kopje zegt het al: Volgende maand, november dus, gaat het écht beginnen. Mijn website zal omgezet worden naar het Engels, de eerste Insomnia Saga releases zullen aangekondigd worden op een nieuwe pagina, en ook dit blog zal voortaan in het Engels te lezen zijn.

Het blog zal blijven zoals jullie gewend zijn; iedere maand een schrijfupdate, kijkjes behind the scenes, release aankondigingen… maar er komt nog meer, zoals zo nu en dan  een short story en soms ook chapter releases van boeken die eraan komen! Dit wordt een wilde plek, mensen. Echt wild.

( 😀 )

Zodra ik deze updates door ga voeren, stel ik jullie eerst natuurlijk nog op de hoogte 🙂

 

Ik denk dat ik hiermee oktober wel heb samengevat! Niet een bijster lange of uitgebreide schrijfupdate deze keer, maar zoals jullie wel begrijpen ben ik eigenlijk continu aan het schrijven geweest, waardoor de weken in een soort waas aan me voorbij zijn getrokken. (Een “schrijfwaas”?)

In november ga ik weer lekker aan de slag met Nocturne terwijl de Redactie Ninja’s zich over Insomnia buigen… en natuurlijk ga ik ook andere spannende dingen doen, zoals de website aanpassen! 😀 Ik hoop dat jullie ook uitkijken naar deze veranderingen en de releases die eraan komen — ik vind het allemaal maar spannend en gezellig, vooral met de feestdagenperiode die eraan komt 😉

Ik wens jullie allemaal een fijne Halloween! Gaan jullie nog wat speciaals doen? Ik? Ik ga op stap met Annabelle (oftewel: manuscript nakijken… en bang worden van wat ik zelf geschreven heb; JA, DAT IS MOGELIJK, JA) en ‘s avonds een enge film kijken waarvan ik hoop dat ie écht eng is, waardoor ik ‘s nachts niet meer door mijn huis durf te lopen zonder de lichten aan. Want dat vind ik leuk. (Wat nou? Kijk niet zo naar me.)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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SEPTEMBER 2019 schrijfupdate: Insomnia + Nocturne + LET’S BE WICKED

SEPTEMBER 2019 schrijfupdate: Insomnia + Nocturne + LET’S BE WICKED

HEY WICKED FREAKY PEOPLE! 😀

Nee, ik beledig jullie niet, dit is aandoenlijk bedoeld. Erewoord.

We hebben nog enkele dagen van september te gaan, maar we zitten toch alweer aan het eind, en dus is het weer tijd voor een maandelijkse schrijfupdate! Ik heb best het één en ander te vertellen—over de Insomnia Saga, over mijn internationale debuut én over de richting die ik nu precies op wil als auteur; laat ik het zo zeggen, begin september had ik een echte eye opener 😉

Oké, hopelijk heb ik je nu nieuwsgierig gemaakt—lees gauw verder…!

 

• Insomnia Saga: INSOMNIA

Laat ik maar beginnen met waar ik deze maand allemaal aan heb gewerkt! Ik begon met de eerste officiële correctieronde van Insomnia, de Engelstalige/internationale release die eind dit jaar in december zal verschijnen.

Tja, hier valt natuurlijk niet bijster veel over te vertellen; het enige wat redigeren inhoudt is dat je in de rol kruipt van editer-from-hell, iedere zin kapot analyseert, elk stukje dat je niet lekker vindt lezen 80.000 keer herschrijft todat je wél tevreden bent, komma’s verplaatsen, zinnen omdraaien, ga zo maar door… Een hoop werk, maar niet bepaald dynamisch 😉 Toch vond ik het super cool om mee bezig te zijn, vooral omdat dit natuurlijk mijn allereerste Engelse release wordt, en ten tweede omdat Insomnia van begin af aan al een speciaal project voor mij is geweest waar ik erg gepassioneerd over ben (maar ja, over welk boek ben ik dat nou niet?! Want dit kan ik net zo goed over de Schimmenwereld Serie zeggen. Dus tja. Ach).

Hoe dan ook, het manuscript ligt nu bij mijn redactie-ninja’s die weer precies hetzelfde aan het doen zijn als ik—maar hé, je hebt de frisse kijk van anderen nodig, omdat ze altijd weer andere dingen zien dan jijzelf 🙂 Ik vind het spannend, en ik kijk er naar uit om het manuscript weer opnieuw na te mogen gaan kijken!

 

• Insomnia Saga: NOCTURNE

Nadat ik de redactie van Insomnia had afgerond, kon ik EIN-DE-LIJK aan het tweede deel gaan beginnen: Nocturne.

Vorig jaar had ik al een stuk geschreven van het vervolgdeel, dat toentertijd nog Somnus heette en het laatste deel had moeten worden. Intussen is de Insomnia Saga uitgegroeid van een twee-delige naar een vier-delige serie (YAY!) en deze keer gaat het schrijven van dit boek echt héél goed—in 2018 maakte ik maar liefst twee keer een valse start, en telkens weer schreef ik mezelf bijna letterlijk in de knoop (mijn brein voelde in elk geval aan alsof het in de knoop zat) omdat ik te veel wilde voor één boek. Nu Nocturne NIET het laatste deel wordt, heb ik veel meer ademruimte.

De grove rode draad voor het boek heb ik dan ook al helemaal uitgedacht en geschreven; ik heb een heel plan liggen waar ik me aan vast kan houden tijdens het schrijven. Op dit moment ben ik nieuwe stukken aan het schrijven, maar ook oude stukken van het voorgaande manuscript aan het herschrijven (en vertalen, aangezien die nog in het Nederlands geschreven zijn). Ik vind het altijd een uitdaging om nieuw en oud materiaal met elkaar te verweven, en ik kan zeggen dat het echt heel goed gaat!

Inmiddels staan de eerste 20.000 woorden van het boek er al 🙂

 

• VERANDERING: Verhalenblog Lynn’s Paper Heart OFFLINE

In de schrijfupdate van augustus vertelde ik nog vol enthousiasme dat ik mijn korte verhalenblog, Lynn’s Paper Heart, weer in leven ging roepen en dat ik er over een tijdje weer verhalen ging delen…

Hier ben ik echter op teruggekomen.

En dat heeft te maken met het volgende kopje…:

 

• Mijn liefde voor dark/gothic fantasy

Als je mijn blog volgt, heb je vast wel een paar boeken van mij gelezen—en of je nu de Schimmenwereld Serie of Insomnia/Nachtwandelaar gelezen hebt, dan zal je ongetwijfeld gemerkt hebben dat de boeken geschreven zijn in een duister fantasy genre, met zelfs een vleugje horror.

En dat komt omdat ik dat gewoon ronduit AWESOME vind (hoogstwaarschijnlijk onstaan omdat mijn ouders me Stephen King verfilmingen lieten kijken toen ik 9 was; als ik er nu op terugkijk was ik best een duister kind… 😛 )!

Op mijn Paper Heart blog, echter, was ik wat experimenteler bezig—ik deelde er duistere verhalen, maar vooral ook veel lichte. Verhalen die vooral heel romantisch, magisch en sprookjesachtig waren. Dat vond ik ook leuk om aan te werken, maar dit jaar heb ik één van die lichte/romantische/magische verhalen uitgeschreven tot een heus boek met zelfs een tweede deel (en met nog vele vervolgdelen op de planning), en ik was van plan die vanaf volgend jaar (2020) ook uit te geven, naast de duistere Insomnia Saga.

Aan het begin van deze maand, echter, ben ik daar op een andere manier naar gaan kijken en moest ik eerlijk zijn tegen mezelf: Is dit wel goed voor mijn imago als auteur? Is het niet heel verwarrend voor lezers dat ik in twee totaal verschillende genres schrijf—van heel duister en grimmig naar heel licht en sprookjesachtig? Wat wil ik nu werkelijk uitstralen; hoe wil ik bekend komen te staan?

En ik realiseerde me dat mijn hart toch echt ligt in meer duistere verhalen, zoals jullie al van me gewend zijn.

Hierom heb ik dus besloten om…:

1. het Lynn’s Paper Heart blog binnenkort offline te halen en er simpelweg mee te stoppen; de enige reden dat ik dat blog aan wilde houden, was omdat ik mijn lichtere werk als “Paper Heart releases” uit wilde brengen om een duidelijkere scheiding te maken tussen mijn boeken, maar nu ik toch full-on dark ga, is dat een beetje overbodig.

2. de manuscripten van mijn “lichte/romantische/magische” serie te herschrijven! Hier ben ik vorig weekend alvast mee begonnen; ik ben bezig er een duistere twist aan te geven—en het gaat zo makkelijk, dat het bijna beangstigend is. Bijna alsof het verhaal al die tijd klaar heeft gestaan voor deze “duistere” verandering.

Dus nee, jullie zullen niet veel merken van deze verandering; al mijn boek publicaties zijn allemaal dark fantasy. Maar dit wil dus zeggen dat dat zo blijft—dus wat je van mij, Lynn Robin gewend bent, kan je gewoon blijven verwachten… ook in het Engels. Of moet ik zeggen, vooral in het Engels!

 

En dit waren wel de grootste updates van september 🙂 Er is een hoop gaande achter de schermen en ik heb enorm veel inspiratie; als je me volgt op social media zal je me ongetwijfeld gehoord hebben over een “side-project” waar ik begin deze maand nog mee bezig was. Die heb ik intussen weer even in de ijskast moeten zetten, aangezien ik me nu wil focussen op Nocturne/Insomnia Saga en de andere serie die volgend jaar uit zal komen. Veel inspiratie hebben is helemaal te gek, maar soms moet ik mezelf echt even afremmen en kiezen waar ik aan werk. En aan twee projecten tegelijk werken vind ik eigenlijk wel meer dan genoeg 😉

Oh, en op social media zal je vast ook wel gemerkt hebben dat ik langzaam maar zeker een switch aan het maken ben naar het Engels; ik probeer dit zo subtiel mogelijk te doen, zodat iedereen er alvast een beetje aan kan wennen. Soms post ik in het Nederlands, dan in het Engels, soms zelfs tweetalig. De planning is dat ik rond november/december helemaal over ga op het Engels, maar zodra het echt zo ver is laat ik dat natuurlijk weten op dit blog 🙂

En—wacht—o ja—begin deze maand was ik nog jarig! 27 jaar geworden, wat veel ouder klinkt dan ik me eigenlijk voel, maar hé. (xD)

 

Voor oktober staat er ongeveer hetzelfde op de planning als deze maand; Insomnia redigeren, Nocturne schrijven en mijn andere serie herschrijven. Oh, en genieten van de Halloween sfeer, natuurlijk. HALLOWEEN! (Alsof ik nog niet genoeg inspiratie had~)

 

BE CREEPY. STAY FREAKY.

— Lynn

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