Hey all! Sorry for the post last week. That was meant to be a draft and it uploaded to the website because I’m a derp and I was on mobile. I’ve learned my lesson since then!
As that derp post mentioned, I’m gearing up for ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award) 2014. I participated last year where in an unsurprising twist, I was eliminated in the first round. I’m hoping that last year’s experience will help me craft a better pitch.
The other big thing going on in my life is the fact that I’m a staff writer out a GERM Magazine! It’s a great place for young girls (and guys!) to ask all the questions they need to a variety of people. We’re going to provide factual information about everything we can. I’m doing my indie book reviews as well as some more geeky stuff (though that’s upcoming and not actually on the site yet). Go check it out! There’s some really great articles and I think there’s a great message there. Continue Reading
Hey all! Hope everything is going well. I have several blogs lined up for the future, which is great! One of my biggest issues is figuring out interesting content for this. I don’t like sounding stupid or redundant, so I’m sometimes hesitant to post. Anyway, interesting things coming up! Hopefully!
I’ve been pretty distracted with Pokemon lately – not Pokemon X and Y like everyone else. Nope. I restarted my Diamond game because I was jealous of everyone with a 3DS. So…Pokemon!
I’m really a mature and responsible adult.
I’m REALLY enjoying my new writing space. I’m not sure if I’m more productive up here or downstairs or anywhere. But I definitely like a devoted space for my computer. I guess it’s nice for mental organization? Something like that.
So! On Friday evening at 11pm, I finished my NaNoWriMo novel. It’s temporarily called Bloodbond. It’s also currently with one of my most trusted beta-readers, Neil (who now has a WordPress, you should check him out). I’ve blogged before about finishing novels and revisions before. I get really emotional when I finish a novel. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I don’t.
Right now I just kind of feel listless.
Hey all! First post of the New Year, yeah! I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve and has had a wonderful start to the New Year. I’ve started the year by getting hopelessly sucked into Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes on the PS3. Hooray! I suppose that’s a good way to start the new year!
Like I’ve done the past two years, it’s time to kick off the year with GOALS AND FACTS. YEAH. It’s a good tradition, I suppose, so I’m going to try and keep doing it.
I hope I can think of ten more facts.
Like I’ve said, I prefer goals over resolutions. Just something in the wording.
1. Finish Bloodbond (SOON)
2. Finish Never (SOON!!)
3. Write Opus Crescendo
4. Get Opus Crescendo ready for publication in 2015.
5. Strengthen my back and shoulders again so I stop getting hurt at taekwondo
6. Beat Tales of Vesperia
7. DRIVER’S LICENSE
8. Continue the one blog per week thing (total. I actually succeeded on this last year!)
9. Write a little every day.
The facts will be behind the cut!
Hey all! Looks like this is going to be the final post of 2013. I hope everyone is having a nice holiday season.
I started thinking of this blog because Opus Prelude is on free promo right now. I’ve noticed that Prelude doesn’t do as well as Opus Aria does on free promo. Even the time I completely forgot to advertise Opus Aria, it did reasonably well.
No such luck with Prelude.
So I started to wonder why it didn’t do as well. The cover looks just as cool. Admittedly, it needs a better description. The fact that is part of a series probably doesn’t help either.
I’ve come to the conclusion that it boils down to the amount and quality of the of reviews.
Hey all! Merry Christmas! Today I’ve got a special Christmas treat – a review on Opus Aria from author Alizabeth Ratcliff.
Here’s the review!
Author Alizabeth Ratcliff review on Opus Aria by LL Lemke
I’ll tell you this, I wasn’t sure of what kind of book I was getting into and I’m not regretting that I did. LL Lemke is a wonderful author and I will be reading any book that she puts out. This world that LL Lemke created is something I thus far have not read about and I’m absolutely in love with it. The characters presented are absolutely breathtaking and you will fall in love with every single one of them, even the bad guys. There are a few negatives about this book, however, I feel that they don’t outweigh the absolute bliss that I experienced. This book is well-paced and before I knew it I was almost done with the book. The ending is so gripping and left me with such emotion that I was crying along with wondering and wanting more. I look forward to reading the sequel to this novel will recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Sci-fi.
Thanks very much to Alizabeth for this glowing review!
I hope everyone has had a lovely holiday so far and I wish everyone a happy new year!
Remember, Opus Aria can be purchased here!
Hey all! I hope everyone has been having a nice December. I’ve been very busy getting Convergence Point ready for publication – as well as MANY other deadlines. And I’ve been having computer issues. Perhaps one day I’ll learn to NOT name my computers after characters that do what they want (Loki) or cantankerous characters (Lucy).
So today’s post is more catch up than anything. I have a bunch of real posts tucked away in my drafts, but I just wanted to touch base before the holidays, especially since I might not check in until 2014!
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a review giveaway contest thing going on! I’m extending the contest until January 20th. That way there’s still time to leave reviews on the books. Check the details at the other blog post!
But I will list prizes.
1st Prize: You will get a signed hard copy of Opus Aria, Opus Prelude, AND Convergence Point.
2nd Prize: You will get a signed hard copy of two of the above mentioned books.
3rd Prize: You will get a signed copy of one of the above mentioned books.
And I can’t make this more clear. YOU MUST HAVE A PUBLIC EMAIL ON YOUR AMAZON ACCOUNT.
Like it says on the picture, if I can’t find the email, I can’t email you to inform you that you won! Right now there’s only ONE person in the reviews who has a public email.
Hey all! Things are going well in my neck of the woods. The boyfriend and I are going to a Halestorm concert tonight – which I’m quite excited for. Especially since my migraine finally decided to go away (kind of). It had been hanging around for two days. So I’m glad it’s gone.
Reminder! I’ve got a giveaway/contest thing going on! I’m officially extending the date into January. I’ll give you an exact date SOON.
So I decided to do a fun little post in between my big important deadline work. Character songs. This is something I’ve toyed with doing before – I know I’ve shown songs that I associate with certain novels. But that was a long time ago…and I’ve changed my mind about some of the songs.
I’m not going to go with all of my characters (we’d be here FOREVER). We’ll just go with some of my more recognizable ones…or ones that I’m working with a lot. It’ll give you some neat insight into their minds! And probably mine too…