My writing process

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to talk about my stages of writing and more… So without further due let’s get started!

  1. Come up with an idea. – For me, this is the hardest stage out of all writing until the book is available to buy. I have such trouble coming up with idea’s… 😦
  2. (Outline). – I usually don’t outline, because I feel more free, but for Mystery Canyon, I did outline, because I didn’t want to get stuck in NaNoWriMo… When I outline, I always do a chapter outline, so I write down what happens in each chapter… And for new writers, I definitely recommend this!
  3. Write the first draft. – This is usually for the most people the hardest part. You often get stuck or don’t know what to write about. But if you get writers block, the worst thing you can do is give up. What I would do in that situation is a) switch to writing per hand. This helps a lot because it feels less official so you can brainstorm a little bit better and b) maybe leave the part out and skip to the next scene or part. And when you are done you can come back to it.
  4. Write the second draft. – This is a very painful part. You go through your own book for the first time and often you’ll see that you added unnecessary information, so you’ll have to delete that and maybe add some new stuff.
  5. Structure edits. – A professional reviews your manuscript. This is the most painful part because you’ll rip the story apart and write it again.
  6. Copy edits. – You give your manuscript to someone who’s very good with grammar.
  7. Publishing! – This is the most exciting part. You get to share your hard work with the world!

So that was it for the stages, but here are a few last notes:

  1. You should never give up. I don’t need to explain; just don’t give up.
  2. I don’t usually write many notes down. If it is a great idea, maybe I’ll write it down, but not usually…

That was it for today! Thanks for checking by,

Luc

 

Instead of a book review, I have got some exciting news!

Hello everyone!

As you guys can probably tell by the title of this blog post, I am not doing a book review for several (personal) reasons, but I want to talk to you about something…

Well, I have just finished my fourth novel yesterday. I decided to leave it with a cliffhanger end, and continue it with a second book, so in this case, it is going to be a Duology. And since “Snowed In” doesn’t fit so well to the book, I have changed the title to “Fallen Love”, the Duology will be called “The Fallen Love Duology” and the next book will be called “Snowed In”.

Fallen Love is currently 18,400 words and I am already starting to edit it as crazy as that sounds. It will be published by May, hopefully, latest in early September. “Snowed In” will be released hopefully next year, May 2017 as well.

I know that this might seem weird that it takes that long, but some people don’t realize how long it takes to write a book. From an idea to a published book can take five years!

Well, I hope you have a great day and if you have any questions to the book, please drop a comment down below and I’d be happy to reply if it isn’t anything about the plot. At least not something like in-depth!

Thanks!

Luc

Updates

Hello everyone!

Today I want to talk a little bit about my fourth novel, Snowed In. It won’t be too much, just things about how everything is going… So, let’s begin!

Currently, I am at approximately 15,000 words (a little bit less than that) and I am feeling good about it. It will be over 20,000 words. I am also being a bit lazy lately, which means I am not really sticking to my goal of writing 500 words a day. Haha… (Not really.) I can’t say much more about it.

I hope this gave you guys an idea of how things are going. I’ll probably have this book out at the end of the year 2016 or January 2017, but more I will not say.

Have a great day!

Luc

Five embarrassing series I haven’t finished

Hello everyone!

Today I want to talk about five embarrassing book series I haven’t finished yet, or started,  so without any further a due, let’s get started!

  1. Percy Jackson & The Olympians (Heros of Olympus series) by Rick Riordan
  2. Maze Runner series by James Dashner
  3. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
  4. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  5. ………………..Harry Potter series by J. K Rowling–I have read the first three!

 

So, that is it for today! Sorry that it isn’t much, but…I have got some reading to do!

Lucas

New Stuff (if that is how you say it *smirk)

Hello everyone!

Today I want to talk a bit about future blog posts. I’m being a bit lazy lately, so I want to try a few new things out!

Things I will be doing:

  • Review my favorite book of the month (no spoilers)
  • More writing stuff related

 

I haven’t got more ideas right now, but feel free to drop a comment down below if you have an idea! At the end of the month or the beginning of February, I will probably be reviewing “Thrown of Glass” by Sarah J. Maas. It is a YA fantasy novel. I won’t tell you more about it, only that it is WOW 🙂

Things that I will be explaining/telling you in the review of the books that I will be reviewing:

  • Synopsis
  • My review
  • Star rating
  • (Maybe the cover)

 

Again, if you have any more idea’s, please drop a comment down below!

Thanks for checking out this blog post,

Luc 🙂

 

 

BOOK 4 UPDATES!! (+Title Reveal)

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great new year and set lot’s of great goals for 2016! Mine are for example, write 500 words a day if there aren’t tests coming up, on weekends a little bit more than that. Then, do 1000-2000 push-ups. Not ever day, this if for the whole year. Now, change of subject, I want to talk a little bit about my new book.

Okay, usually I don’t want to tell you guys the title yet, but I guess I can tell you the title of this book, because…it is 2016!!!

At first I want to start off that this is NO book for kids under the age of 14. Sorry, kids, but it is a romance. I know that it might sound weird, because I haven’t had anything to do with romance in my life so far, but I wanted to give it a try, because I knew there is NOTHING that I can lose. Kids, who think they can handle a bit kissing and talked about that at school; it’ll be fine. Just if you haven’t talked about that stuff in the area, please don’t read it when it comes out.

As if today (01/06/2016) I am at approximately 13.000 words–a tiny bit over it. It is a bit hard for be to believe it that I already got up to that of a high word count, because whenever I tried to write long stories, I failed at about 1.000 words. I am about in the middle of the story now, so it will be a YA (Young Adult) Novella, called…Snowed In.

I hope you like it, but please don’t be mad at me if I change it, because I might change it if a find a better one, but I do love this one!

I cannot tell you what exactly it is about, but just that it has a lot of emotions, friendship stuff…

So, now I hope you have a great day!

Thanks for checking by!

Luc

 

Journaling?!

Hey everyone!

Merry Christmas!!! ❤ Today in this blog post–the final one of 2015!–I want to talk about journaling…

I’ve just started journaling almost one week ago. That was a Thursday, the 12/17/2015

I didn’t ever think I’d do that, because I thought it was too girly. But now I’ve changed my mind after watching a few videos about it and my mom telling me that it isn’t girly.

As a writer/author/storyteller one of the most important things is keeping a journal! Now why? What are the benefits?

First of all, it is fun… Not alike writing essays for homework; you can do whatever you want! It can be a bucket list journal, daily…whatever! Mine is a daily journal. So it’s fun, because you can add in stickers, funny photos, maps from vacation…

Second of all, it is great for your creativity… Now I don’t really know why, but…anyway.

Third of all, you should keep a journal as well, because it is funny, because after a year and you re-read it, you’ll be like “What was I thinking” and “I liked that stuff one year ago?” and all that stuff.

There is a lot of other stuff I could talk about, but for now, merry Christmas! You can e-mail me any questions you have! My e-mail is in my book!

Thanks and a Merry Christmas and an awesome holiday!

Luc

MYSTERY CANYON IS PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!! =)

Hello everyone!

I cannot believe that it has come this far, but um…my third book in 2015 is published. I can’t believe how far I’ve come in 2015: I wrote three books in one year! I’m currently working on a YA/Romance/Holiday book.

So, first of all, thanks to all of you readers out there; I couldn’t have done it without you and your support.

Second of all, here is the link to the Paperback book:

http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Canyon-Lucas-James/dp/1519308345/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450098763&sr=1-1&keywords=Mystery+Canyon+Lucas+James

 

So, again a big thanks to you guys and please email me if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Lucas

(Excerpt is available under the tab Mystery Canyon by the BOOKS TAB.)

(Disclaimer: This book is not for kids that are scared of hackers, guns and everything in the area around that, because MYSTERY CANYON is about that stuff. And humor =)   )

Synopsis Reveal of Mystery Canyon

Hello everyone,

today I’m going to reveal the synopsis of my next book, Mystery Canyon. I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to stay tuned for more exciting news about Mystery Canyon. After the copy edits are done, I might can provide you with a release date, but again, I’m not promising anything!

So, here is the Synopsis of my new novel, that I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2015 :

When thirteen year old Austin Kelley is  forced  to spend his summer at his annoying cousins lodge at the edge of a canyon, he knows right away that it will be the worst summer of his entire life, but when he receives a mysterious threat, he wonders if he was wrong…

 

I know that it is short, but I hope it is catchy! Please let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Have a great day,

Luc