Eternity Begins Release Day!

Eternity Begins Cover - Lauren Mayhew AuthorIt’s finally here, the day that the Liliana Trilogy comes to an end. Book 3 in the trilogy is out today, and it’s only 0.99! (Find it here.)

The first book in the series, Reality is in a Dream can be found here for 0.99 too! AND, Mourning Memories, Book 2, can be found here for FREE! So, if you fancy getting all three at once, it will cost you 1.98. Not bad, eh?

Eternity Begins is probably one of the best things I have ever written, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

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Liliana Trilogy Cover Reveal

The third and final instalment in the Liliana Trilogy is finally on its way. With the help of the fabulous designer, Rachel Bostwick, I’m so excited to reveal the title and cover of the third book in the trilogy, Eternity Begins.

I had an idea in mind for Eternity Begins, and so I sent the below sketch to Rachel. It’s fair to say, she transformed it into something beautiful!

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Proofreading Services for Indie Authors

Proofreading Services - Lauren Mayhew AuthorAs a self-published author myself, I know how hard it is to proofread your own work. You’ll never find all of the typos, as you know exactly what the sentence is supposed to say, and your brain skips past the errors automatically. I think a certain degree of errors are expected in self-published works, because not all of us can afford to pay a high-end proofreader, or two, to look over our books. But, you should never hit the publish button without having at least one person read through it.  Continue reading “Proofreading Services for Indie Authors”

50,000 Words in 50 Days – Update 3

As you can see from the picture on the left, I completed my 50,000 words in 50 days challenge! I’m feeling very proud of myself right now, as this book just did not want to be written.

If you’ve followed my previous blogs about writing the Liliana trilogy, you’ll know that I really struggled to write the second book. It took me 18 months – yes that’s right – 18 long, long months. Because of this, I sort of fell out of love with writing this series, and I had no motivation whatsoever to write the third one. With a challenge like this one, I had no choice but to write it.

Obviously, it’s nowhere near finished. It’s probably the worst draft I’ve ever written, but that’s the whole point of doing a challenge like this. It’s quantity, not quality. You put the quality in during draft 2 and the edits! Continue reading “50,000 Words in 50 Days – Update 3”

50,000 Words in 50 Days – Update 1

50K50Days - Day 17 - Lauren Mayhew AuthorIt’s day 19 of my writing challenge, as I write this, and I’m glad to say that everything is going well so far.

As you can see from the picture on the left, by Day 17 I was already at 18,376 words. That’s 1,376 words ahead of schedule, so I gave myself the day off on day 18.

I am surprised at how easy I’ve been finding this so far. It took me a whole year of procrastination to get round to writing this book, and now that I’ve got the ball rolling, I don’t know what took me so long. Continue reading “50,000 Words in 50 Days – Update 1”

Mourning Memories is Live!

Mourning Memories by Lauren MayhewIf you’ve followed my blog for a while, you will know that I really struggled with writing book 2 in the ‘Liliana Trilogy’ and I was uncertain if it would ever be finished! But, nearly two years after I started writing it, I can proudly say that it is now available to buy as an eBook!

Here’s the links: Amazon UK  –  Amazon US  –  Amazon CA

It’s available worldwide, though, so don’t worry if your country hasn’t been linked! Continue reading “Mourning Memories is Live!”

Book Promo

I’m really trying my hardest to give ‘Mourning Memories’ the best release possible, so I’m doing what I didn’t do with ‘Reality is in a Dream’. I’m going to try and promote it with the help of a few awesome newsletters.

First on the list, and a website I stumbled upon a while ago, ReadFree.ly. Their book submission is free, which has actually surprised me! Fingers crossed they accept my book for their Newsletter. A few places I’ve looked at, and been rejected from, don’t like new releases, but here’s hoping! Continue reading “Book Promo”

Writing Update Again

This whole year I’ve struggled with my writing. I’ve said this a lot (sorry for being repetitive) and I’ve tried loads of different things to get back on track. As I said in my last update, I’ve been quite motivated to write recently and while I’m in that sort of mood, I thought I’d try writing at a different time.

Normally, I write in my lunch break at work. What with advertising ‘Reality is in a Dream‘ and getting distracted by Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, I haven’t really found the time to write. Now I’ve decided to read in my lunch breaks instead. You can catch up on what I’m reading here.

I used to read before I went to bed every night, so now I’m writing. I used to write before I went to bed, but I stopped as soon as I got a job. I don’t know why because that seems to be when my brain is most active and imaginative.

It’s working though, because I’ve written more in the last two weeks than I did in the previous few months. Mourning Memories should be finished in the next few months! Fingers crossed anyway!

Writing Update

Waterdrop Necklace

I haven’t updated you all on my writing for a while and that’s because I haven’t really written much this whole year! I re-wrote a large portion of my second book ‘Mourning Memories’ and I found it really hard to get back into writing after that.

In the last few weeks, I’ve started to get back into it though and I’m really happy about it! I’ve come to the point in my story outline that I just cannot wait to write. It sounds stupid, but I think the anticipation of writing the ending of the book made me slow down what I was writing because it just wasn’t as exciting as all of the ideas running round in my head.

I’d also like to let you all in on the fact that one of my characters turned traitor a few months ago… sort of. You’ll just have to wait and see what I’m talking about, but I would never have suspected them of anything bad. They fooled me!

I may have created the names and existence of my characters, but they are the one’s that tell me their story. I don’t know anything about them until they feel ready to reveal it to me. I may sound crazy right now, but what writer isn’t 😉

I’d really love to have ‘Mourning Memories’ finished and attempt to have it released before the end of the year. We’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck!

Book 1 in the Liliana trilogy is available to buy worldwide on Amazon. You can find it here in the UK.