Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Thanksgiving Eve

What a day it has been! Ya know, I started this blog to talk a little bit about what its like to be a published author and the movie process that I am living in right now, but I've decided that it's not enough to just read about that part of my life when other aspects are far more important since they make me, Lynny Prince, human.

I am seeing a therapist and not many people know that. Childhood trauma along with other things in my past warrant it, and I must say, I am thriving because of it. More about that later, but suffice is to say that it has done me a world of good so don't be afraid to reach out if you need it.

It was a busy day today and my first stop:  I visited some old folks in a nursing home. I used to avoid nursing homes because they reminded me of my grandmother, who died only 6 weeks after being put in one, but I am in the process of healing old wounds so I went. What an AWESOME experience! My husband did some singing and speaking to the elders there and was a huge hit with them, of course. He spoke to all women and what woman wouldn't want to sit and listen to a good looking young man like my husband? And boy, did they drink him up! He sang with a hand drum, and as he sang I looked over at one of the women and watched her small, crinkled hand keep perfect tempo with the drumming, her foot tapping in time, too. All the women just loved the things Matt said and it did my heart good to be there. I didn't sing along this time, as I just wanted to sit and be a participant, letting him bask and glow as only he can. God, I love that man!

Prior to the visit, we met my friend Harmony at a restaurant and had a marvelous conversation about religion and the spirit world. It was so nice to just visit and talk with her. What a joy she is to be around; so intelligent and witty. She sings in a band and is a great singer, too. Her voice is smooth and her tone is like warm butter. Nice.

I went to the grocery when I got home, Matt went to work to finish up before our trip to the big city which came later. At the store, I was surrounded by people shopping for last minute Thanksgiving goodies. The mayhem and madness was great and the whole idea of anticipating the holiday tomorrow warmed my heart and made me nostalgic in a good way, not sad as I usually am. Yes, things are changing for me in that department.

When evening came, we headed back to town for a surprise party for an old high school friend. Was a treat to see him after so many years! I think it had been 25 years or so. Meeting his family and friends was so nice and it made me a bit nostalgic again, for the old days when my family used to get together. We don't do it as often as we used to and that makes me sad, but is ok because I am spending time with other people who are bringing me up out of my depression, another place people don't usually picture me.

I'm telling you all this because many people think I am living a fantasy life with everything going on right now, but I am just like you with ups and downs and all the in-betweens that go with it. It's been a long, hard road to get here and I'm not there yet, but I'm working on it! Healing is part of my success and if it weren't for that, I would've shriveled up long ago. There is no shame in asking for help; the shame comes when it lays in hiding and consumes you til your broken. I. Won't. Be. Broken. Ever. Again.

So in closing, I wish you all health, happiness, good friends, loving family and great food for Thanksgiving! Remember to look around and count your blessings always and never forget to say "I love you."

Be well and gain weight tomorrow! I know I will and that's ok, too. It only comes once a year!
Lynny
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Happy Tuesday!

Wow! What a whirlwind week already! Got lots to tell you about so here we go:

I posted the second chapter from my book "Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller" this morning on Scribd. It's pretty cool that there is an outlet that allows us to do this and then offers an option to post it for us on Facebook and Twitter! This is great for promotion and I encourage all you budding authors out there to take advantage of it, too! There are a few other sites that Scribd offers to post to, so today I will go and open accounts there to raise awareness even further!

I got an email from William Elk, telling me how excited he is to be a part of this film. Apparently, there are a lot of Twilight stars who are interested in becoming involved. YIPPIE! I say, "Bring 'em on!" We can all help each other by getting involved in what is becoming, "THE GHOSTKILLER MOVEMENT" lol People are beginning to use terms like "Team Kyle" and things like that, which to me is just incredible! One thing to remember about the success of this book is: I never lost faith. I did not allow myself to become discouraged. On days when I wanted to give up, I picked myself up, dusted off, and continued to work hard and in whatever capacity I needed to, or could. It has paid off! And now, I have something else to share.

There will be another series of books that will follow The Ghostkiller Trilogy. It will be a four book series and yes, I do have a title, but that will come much later. I still have to finish these last two books in this series and seal deals with the movies before I ever begin the next series. I can tell you, however, that it will be about Native Americans and it will be movie worthy, as well, so stay tuned!

So for today, I leave you with the second chapter to read. For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the second book, Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend, I will be posting a few chapters from that one soon. Patience, please!

Have a great day everyone and see you tomorrow!

Love, peace and frybread grease!
Lynny Prince
Saturday, November 06, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

It's the Weekend!

Hope you all are having a great Saturday! Though its still early, I'm bustling around for a busy day ahead. We have a soil blessing ceremony to attend this evening and lots of friends are coming into town for it. Can't wait!

Big news! I have just signed up for Scribd where you can go and read a chapter a week of Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller for FREE, so for those who do not have the book yet, hop on over and sample the story for NOTHING! Check it out!

Also, don't forget that the eBook of Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller is for sale on Amazon and you don't have to have a Kindle to get it. Amazon offers a FREE Kindle for PC reader (that's what I have) that delivers the book to you in less than 30 seconds! So don't be afraid to purchase that eBook; it's only $9.99!! (Stay tuned for Christmas sales soon!)



As far as movie news goes, we are getting closer to starting production every day! I am awaiting word from the producers of the film, and as soon as I hear something I can pass on to you, I will! Now, keep in mind there are some things that I can't reveal just yet, but as soon as I can I'll blog all about it!

The second book in the series, Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend, is coming along. I plan to spend all next week working on it and will post a blurb or two soon for you readers who want a sneak peek. Also, look for this book to have it's own page on my website soon.

It's been a crazy summer/fall and my schedule has been pretty hectic lately, but things are starting to die down a bit. Just few a engagements dot the calender here and there this month. I do this on purpose for the holiday season; if I said yes to all the invitations I get, I'd never be home to get anything done!

That's it for now! Have a great weekend everyone and I'll be back Monday with an update on the new book!

All my best,

Lynny Prince


Wednesday, November 03, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Updates, news and Oh, how I've missed you!

November already? Where does the time go!?

I haven't blogged in about 3 weeks due to the fact that I have been on a whirlwind of adventure and mis-adventure both! Now that my family and I have recouped, the blogging continues!

To recap the month of October, I have hired a consultant who is helping me get the book ready to present to a few literary agents that he knows. I have been busily working on what seems like a ton of things at once, first being the new book trailer. It has had about 422 hits since its debut a month ago and that's not bad!  14 views a day, roughly, and I haven't even advertised it that much yet! I am hesitant to do so with no book to sell with it. The Scattered Leaves eBook is doing well, but I know most people really want a hard copy to hold, so I am holding out for that before I really get into it. Once I have the new contract, my publisher will take over the advertising anyway and I will sell the hell out of some books then!

Anyhow, I am busy working on the next book, too, tentatively titled, Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend. It is a bit daunting since I have not written since Scattered Leaves was completed in 2006. I have it all in my head so now comes the hard part of putting it on paper.

I am happy with the new connections I've made this past month, too. Various networking avenues have been opened to me and I plan to take advantage of all of them that I can. My consultant recommended Scribd and I signed up for it today. It's an online place for writers and readers, among other people, but a great tool for getting your name out there as an author. For the next 3 weeks, I will put a chapter a week up from the first book on my Scribd site, so if you are wondering what Scattered Leaves is all about, now is your chance to read a good bit of it for free!

Remember, The Ghostkiller Trilogy is a series of paranormal, Native American novels that re-write history. In these books you can forget everything you know about how the West was won- the spirits have a story to tell....

Have a great week!
Lynny