Writing Update

hey, everyone! I am so sorry! I worked all day yesterday and was so tired, I forgot to publish yesterday’s blog post. 😦 I suck! it’s late, but here it is! I’m really sorry, I missed yesterday, so today, I’m doing not just an update on my word count and stuff, but also sharing a bit of info on my writing process. 😀 that’s fun, right?

So hows my writing going?

Really Good.

😀 I’ve reached the editing part of She Watches You Sleep. 😀 I think it might be my favorite part of my longer works. Since I write rather quickly (On a really good day, I can get up to 5k-7k in a day. on a GREAT day, I can do more), I tend to make a lot of mistakes in the first drafts. not just spelling and grammar, but also mistakes like eye colors changing, or repeating myself too much. :/ it’s just not as easy to keep everything together in a 35,000-40,000 word piece vs. a 5,000-10,000 word piece, you know what I mean?

So! I gotta fix it, and make that rough draft into something a lot more cohesive and readable.

That mean’s today, I’ll be heading over to the copy shop and printing out my (very) rough draft.

I’ll go over everything with my trusty little red pens and highlighters and sticky notes. I mark sentences I really love and want to keep, and make notes on which ones sound to awkward and need rewriting. I’ll fill it full of sticky notes to myself, telling me where I need more information, or maybe another little chapter put in, or if something needs taken out entirely. I’ll highlight bits and pieces I think need changing, like word choices. I’m really fond of the word creepy, so sometimes I use that one too much.

And the grammar & spelling. That always needs some work, no matter the length of the story! 😀

Any, once I finish all that, I head back over to the computer and change and add everything I need to. I’ll run it through grammarly and/or send it off to an editor, that depends on my editing budget.

I wish I could afford more than I do! I’d love to have everything professionally edited, proofread, and even beta reads would be great. but I simple don’t have to funds. ah, the joys of indie writing & minimum wage day jobs! Oh well! I do the best I can with what I have to work with. It’s all I can do. 😀

Once everything is fixed up, and I’ve made it the best i can be, I format it, give it a final read over to look for last minute errors and head over to Amazon for publishing. 😀

I’ve got Friday and Saturday off form both jobs (thank god!) So, I’ll be able to devote those two days to my writing and editing. I’m really excited! 😀

After this, I’ll be working on my second volume of Spooky Shorts, it’s set to come out next week. 😀 I’ll be doing a follow up story to Blood Moon in it, so that’ll be great. I’ve also got the outlines of the other two stories in it, but those will just have to be a surprise!

Sorry again that this update was late. oops! I’ll do better later. It’s only about 3 hours late, since’s its about 3 in the morning on Thursday when I’m sharing this, but still. Sorry! it’s been a busy week!

I’ll have a review up for you later today, I promise! Happy Reading, everyone! Love, Lennie!

Wednesday Writing Update!

Hello, everyone! 😀 it’s writing update time! 😀 So, how’s my writing going? 😀 pretty good, I think. 😀 I finished going over my draft for that novelette I mentioned a while back? The Haunted Bridge. Just a simple, fun little ghost story. I liked it, so I hope ya’ll do too. 😀

I released a new short on Sunday. just a little 3,500 word short story, but it packs a punch, if I do say so myself. 😀

here’s the link if any of you dear readers want to check it out!

I’ve also got The Summoning of the Soul Stealer for FREE right now over on Amazon. So make sure ya’ll grab a copy while it’s free. 😀

So, The Haunted Bridge is going out for editing tomorrow morning. The editor should have it done soon, so I’m hoping to have it up and ready for ya’ll to read by Saturday or Sunday. Which is basically the plan for all my new stories.

I’m hoping to have She Watches You Sleep up next week, so keep on the lookout for that. 😀 And the next Spooky Shorts should be coming out this month! 😀

Thanks for listening to me ramble. 😀 Love ya’ll! See you tomorrow for a book review! 😀

happy reading! Love, Lennie! ❤

Blog Post News! :D

Hello, my dear sweet readers! 😀 Hope everyone’s doing good and you’re all reading wonderful books! Hopefully from indie authors. lol. 😀 We need reads too! Not that traditionally published author’s don’t work hard or deserve to have their stories read! They totally do! They just get so much more attention then us little guys. 😀

Anyway! I’m here with an update on my writings, both in my stories and here on my blog. 😀 you’ll be happy to know that I’m feeling good and my weekly publishing schedule is back on track for August! You can expect a new story ready for purchase on the first Saturday or Sunday of August! 😀

Are you all excited? Cause I’m excited! SO excited!!! ❤ As for my blog writings? I’ve got big plans for it too! Would you guys like to see my new blog schedule? 😀 lol. I hope so, cause I’m gonna share it anyway!

Sundays: A short post about my reading list for the week. 😀 something to keep me accountable on getting some reading done, lol. I’ll of course try and focus on horror stories, but my reading tends to go all over the place, so be ready for some random reads.

Monday: a book review! YAY! it’ll probably be whatever short story I chose to share. 😀 I do so like them, and a nice short story will be an excellent way to start off my reading week.

Tuesday: Another book review! YAY! 😀 See? I’m getting back to my orginal plan of sharing a book review every tuesday and thursday. 😀

Wednesday: Writing Updates! 😀 lol. because they both start with W. 😀 Cute, yes? Just a short little message to you all about how my work in progess is going, maybe some bits about my writing process that sort of thing. 😀 Fun stuff like that!

Thursday: Another Book review! I read a lot, so I can easily share 3 reads a week. 😀

Friday: Free Book! Did it again. 😀 This is basically me just giving ya’ll an update on which books are going to be free and when. I’ve been doing a lot of free book promotions on Amazon, and I really think it’s been helping people find my stories. 😀 Free is great for exposure.

And last but not least! Saturday! Indie Author Spotlight Saturday! 😀 each Saturday, I’ll feature some information about a different indie author. (If any of you followers want to be featured, drop me a message or comment! It’s completely FREE!) It’s not much, but maybe someone out there will see the posts and check out a new, independent writer. gosh I hope so. 😀 It’d be awesome to know I helped a fellow writer get a new reader.

Thanks for reading everyone! Hoped you liked my update! Join me tomorrow for Spotlight Saturday! I’ll be featuring a friend I made over on Facebook, and I’m really excited to share some info about his stories.

Happy Reading Everyone! Love, Lennie!