I’d like a ghost for a boyfriend…I wouldn’t have to pick his socks up off the floor

Sure, I’d like a ghost for a boyfriend – no picking up dirty clothes or worrying about which way the toilet paper should face. But what does this have to do with anything? Well…back in November I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and found myself with half a novel. Now after lots and lots of hard work, I’m almost there.

My revisions have gone back to my editor for one last look and then once I make those changes I’m ready for formatting and uploading. My cover is complete and I wanted to share it. I think it came out beautifully – the cover designer did a fantastic job.

I’m hoping to have it available on Amazon in April. Then on all other eReader sites. I’ll also be adding a paperback version and an audiobook version. So while the editor is doing her thing I’ll be working on book 2. Once the first book is live I’ll follow-up and let ya’ll know. For a modern-day ghost story read on…

Lost in ShadowWe were wrong…ghosts are frighteningly real. For centuries a war has been raging between light and shadow…Shadow Walker pitted against Day Walker, threatening to plunge the world into darkness. Colin, an ancient warrior who lost hope long ago, prowls the streets of Edinburgh, eviscerating those who prey on humanity.

Emily possesses the ability to see beyond our realm into the dangerous realms of Light and Shadow. Unwittingly drawn into the shadows when she intervenes to help Colin, igniting his long-buried desires, she unleashes a deadly curse. Now with a week to break the curse, time is running out as they are locked in a deadly fight with forces that will stop at nothing to destroy them before they succeed.

Intensely romantic and thrilling, Lost in Shadow portrays the struggle between redemption and retribution.

Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Charlene Harris, and Jacquelyn Frank will devour this series.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

NaNoWriMo – 30% there! – Silence your inner critic

Have you heard of National Novel Writing Month? Or NaNoWriMo for short? It’s where during the  month of November, you try to write 50,000, yes, that’s correct, 50,000 words in ONE MONTH. To keep you accountable, there is a website with writing buddies so you can see how you’re doing in relation to others. Nothing like a little competition to keep oneself motivated.

It took me a couple of days to quit trying to edit what I’d written but now, 8 days in, I find I’m writing more without that inner critic. Also, finding I like having plenty of words to come back and edit once I can type “The End.”

So whatever it is you do – silence your inner critic.

So stay tuned and I’ll follow-up mid-month and end of the month with my final word count.

Cheers!

New Beginnings

I am spending all waking moments working on my first fiction novel – pssst, it’s about ghosts.

While I’m writing and you’re waiting, I want to share some of my favorite quotes – not sure where I got them but they are appropriate in so many situations in life.

My current mantra – Writing every day can be a powerful action, a gesture of belief in one’s own imagination.

When you do what you love, the Universe conspires on your behalf.

Even if things aren’t working out the way you’d like at the moment, the law of karma says that the positive effort you make now will inevitably come to fruition.

You’ve got to decide if you really want it bade enough. Once you know it’s something you really want, then you’ve got to be 100% committed.

Here’s the truth: people who get what they want tend to be the ones who make the effort to know what they want.

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.

Here’s to the Universe!

Cynthia Luhrs