Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

It’s Spring Break! *flings off bikini, then puts it back on again because NO*

Spring Break is heeeeere!

Spring Break is heeeeere!

My poor, poor neglected blog. I still think about you sometimes, and that’s usually as far as I get. I’ve been so wrapped up in life and my characters’ lives that I’m not 100% sure where the past few months have gone.


It all started with National Novel Writing Month in November. Oh my God, that month was killer. I’ve never done NaNoWriMo before, and I’m pretty sure I left my brain somewhere between weeks three and four. But I wrote over 50,000 words. Boom! Some of them are really ugly words, more like a string of nonsense that may have more to do with my waning supply of Pop Tarts than the actual story. But still! Words!


I did learn a few things about myself as a writer through NaNoWriMo though–I can breeze through dialog with hardly a clickety-clack pause. Give me two or three characters with tons to talk about, and I’m set. But for a pantster, someone who writes with only a vague idea of where they’re going, NaNoWriMo will tear your arms off and beat you with them. I did have an outline, but the further I got into the story, the more bare-bones it got. There are many instances where I wrote *something happens here but I don’t know what*. I think I’m going to leave that in and let the reader fill in their own blanks. Just kidding!


Anyway, this book is called Sail, and it’s a New Adult sexy ghost story in space. I’m thinking it will be ready for consumption by Fall 2014.


What else? Oh, yeah! I expect to have edits back on The Grave Winner book 2 sometime this week. I’m excited to jump back into Leigh’s head.


One more thing! See the sidebar on the right where it says Subscribe to Lindsey’s Insider Newsletter? It will be a happy day if you sign up because you’ll get cover reveals (the one for Sail is going to be AH-mazing!) before anyone else, never before seen excerpts, and contests just for newsletter subscribers. It’s different from my blog in that I will actually do something with it! 😉


Now, excuse me while I continue licking dishes clean. Hey, it’s Spring Break–I can do whatever!


  1. I failed horribly at NaNo. It will be my eternal downfall, but I simply cannot free write. I think too critically and judge every word I type. But, more importantly, what is this spring break you discuss? Today I wore a tank top, with a long sleeve shirt over it, with a hoodie over it, with a winter coat over it. And I was still cold.

    • I’m crazy judgmental about everything I put onto paper, but with NaNo, it was kind of freeing not to be. There was just no time.

      As for spring break, I wore my hoodie with the hoodie part up over my head shivering all day while the wind howled outside. I’m going to move to Hawaii.

      • I’ll see you there. It was supposed to be in the 50s here today, yet, it snowed for about four hours this morning. I’m over it.

        I’ve been trying to not be as critical while I write Random Contemporary, because now I’m so close to being done. I caught myself saying–out loud–“You can just go back and change it later!!” Unfortunately, I also caught myself verbalizing possible dialog as I walked into work yesterday….and realized there were people standing around looking at me….sigh.

        • Maybe they thought you were talking on a cell phone or had one of those Bluetooth thingies? Ah, who cares! You’re a writer–embrace the weird! 😀

  2. One of these days when I am not already in the middle of a manuscript, I will attempt NaNo. I just KNOW it’s crazy hard. Congrats to you for finishing! And congrats on all the exciting stuff coming for you (edits! cover reveals!)! I’m subscribing to your newsletter NOW.

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