Opus Crescendo Release Party (and other Opus related things)

Hey all! There’s a lot of announcement posts this month. I guess it’s just that kind of month, huh? The big event that’s coming up is the Opus Crescendo Release Party! The event is FREE and ONLINE and lasts several hours. This means that you don’t have to be there the whole time. Stop in for a few minutes, or hang out the whole time. Either way, I appreciate your support!

So come check it out! March 29th from 4pm-12am. I might even go pop onto Twitch and play Overwatch while answering questions, write and answer questions, just have the webcam on, or any combination of those. I’ll also be reading some excerpts from the book!

Digital copies of Opus Crescendo are up for PRE-ORDER on both Amazon and Smashwords.

Giveaways will be done throughout the night and will include digital copies of my books and might include HARD copies of them and maybe even t-shirts from my Redbubble store. We shall see on that. But definitely digital copies of the books!

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Big Decisions on the Horizon

decisionsHey all.  Long time no see.  I’ve been a little scant on posting because of real life kicking my butt.  I’ve also been busy on Opus Crescendo.  And planning for NaNoWriMo.  And working at taekwondo.  And writing the newsletter. And articles for GERM.

But there are big decisions on the horizon for me.

You all know my book.  Opus Aria.  The one I’ve been promoting the past few years?  Yeah.  That one.

I’m not sure I’m happy with how I wrote it.  I’m happy with how I’m writing Opus Crescendo.  I’m happy with what I have planned for Opus Requiem.  And I’m really excited for the follow-up series.


You didn’t hear that part there.

A friend of mine suggested rewriting Opus Aria.

This really isn’t something I take lightly, because once something is published, I considered it published.  Maybe I’m maturing as a writer, maybe I’m getting indecisive about the quality of my work again.

But I’d probably feel better about the series if I rewrote Opus Aria.  And Prelude.  Which would probably be eaten by Opus Crescendo. Nom nom nom Prelude.

I could do the story better justice now.  The bigger thing?  There’s a huge difference in the writing styles in Opus Aria and Opus Crescendo.  I’ve grown a lot since I wrote Opus Aria.  I hadn’t really settled into a novel writing voice yet.  Now I have.  Now I want that voice in Opus Aria.

That’s the nice thing about self-publishing, I suppose.  I can go and change it easily.

What do you guys think?


Current Writing Projects and Problems: Part 5

work-in-progress-signHey all!  So lets fill you all in on what’s been going on in my neck of the woods.  I was in Door County for a few days with absolutely no internet access.  I still had mobile signal, so I could get online, but it was painfully slow and not really worth it.  But it was a nice way to recharge.  I didn’t realize I’d been working myself so hard.  I’d honestly believed I’d been super lazy, but in reality, I’m probably putting at least 1000 words out a day.  And while that doesn’t seem like a lot, that’s oftentimes at least half a chapter.

I’m working on stories to submit to literary magazines for money.  And I’m working on some material that will likely be published under a penname.  Since I primarily write young adult, I don’t want anything more risque associated with LL Lemke.  So….penname!

Current Projects and Issues

Alright.  This isn’t the first time that I’ve done a current projects post (1, 2, 3, 4).  It’s just been a year TO THE DAY since I’ve done a post like this.  I’ll try to limit it do what I’m actively working on.  You guys know I’m always working on a ridiculous amount of projects at any given time. Continue reading