Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

Flexing the Ole’ Writing Brain

brain in profile by pearish - side view of human brain with colored background layer
My brain kind of looks like a pre-cooked turkey when I flex it.

Because I’m procrastinating on book two of The Grave Winner, I’m branching out a little in all things writerly. I just finished my first novelette, which is between the lengths of a short story and a novella, so roughly 7500-15000 words. It was great fun, and I think I’ll do it again sometime.

I also did something in the novelette I’ve never done before – write some steamy scenes. Sure, I’ve written scenes with major sexual tension, but nothing like this! Whoo! *wipes sweat off brow* That was also great fun, and I think I’ll do it again sometime.

So procrastination has some pluses. Yay! But I truly think it’s beneficial to write something you’ve never written before. It stretches your creativity, which is always good.

P.S. Our trip to Washington DC was a great success despite the blisters all over my feet and the sweltering heat. Hey, that rhymed! The BF put together a video of some of the sites. Check it out!


  1. YAY for D.C. fun and stretching your brain:-) P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog-I’m a new follower!

  2. Jamie – thanks for the follow!

  3. Ooo, neat. I hope I get to see this soon. I’m slowly…oh so slowly…chipping away at Book Three of my series. It’s like getting to know an old friend again. A little awkward, but good when you finally fall into some sort of rhythm. 🙂

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