Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

Category: A Boy and Her Scratch

Vicious (Haunted Stars Book 2) is *Finally* Here! #pnr #sfr

I’m such a bad, bad author for taking so long to get this book written and sparkled up! Sail, the first book, came out almost a year ago! I’ll try to do better for the third one. Yep, you read that right. The third one! I’ve already started hammering out the plot. 🙂

In the meantime…boom!

 

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If you haven’t read Sail, it’s currently in a boxed set here!

Happy Book Birthday to Sail! #pnr #scifi #99cents #KU

sail

 

It’s here! It’s here! This is the book I’ve been waiting to release for years!!! Sail is my rock anthem, the book that sparked from seeing someone walking their dog (my imagination was cranked to 11 that day), the book that was originally titled A Boy and Her Scratch, the book my editor said would “do for Sci-Fi what True Blood did for the Urban Fantasy genre and what Hunger Games did for the Dystopian genre.”

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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!

My Knickers Aren’t in a Twist Over Word Count – Are Yours?

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So NaNoWriMo is over, and while I didn’t participate, I did try to write a little every day on A Boy and Her Scratch. I didn’t succeed, and I didn’t even come close to 50,000 words. But I’m okay with that.

 

The story and characters have solidified in the 10,338 words I’ve written on it, which is always a plus. I keep fighting the urge to go back and “fix” things because the first draft is supposed to look like word vomit, and it does, so yay! I’ve decided to keep writing this story until December 31st, and then at midnight, instead of turning into a pumpkin, I’ll start writing like a mad woman on What Gifts She Carried.

 

From January onward, I won’t be staying the night at work (something I did do in November), I won’t have as many loooong work days, and I won’t be going out of town. It gets too cold in Kansas to do anything but stay home in my pajamas and write anyway!

 

My point to all this rambling is that I’m trying this new thing where I don’t stress about writing. I let it happen, word by word. It’s slow going, but I’ll get there.

 

Does word count stress you out? Does getting the book finished twist your knickers?

Vote For My MC’s Roommate’s Name

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Yes, I know many of you voted in last week’s election, but I’m asking you to vote just one more time! See the poll to the right? Below the search feature? I’d like to know your thoughts on my MC’s roommate’s name.

 

Here is a little information about the roommate and the story: this girl is, um… Let’s just say she… Well, she gets around. A lot. She has glossy black hair. The happy and sad theather masks are etched into her irises. She’s a college student. She’s tough and can take people down quickly. The story takes place in the future in space. It’s a ghost story, but the roommate has never encounted any.

 

So, is the  name Moon Dragon too cheesy? Or does it work?

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