Thursday, June 30, 2011 | By: Lynny Prince

There are two sides to every story.....

Hello blogger fans,

The subject line of this blog reflects what I have been going through these past two months. Much turmoil mixed with realization that has awakened my spirit even more. I give thanks everyday for the lessons I am learning and the ways in which our Creator guides me and blesses me. I could not do anything without the guidance of the Tunkasilas and the Creator, nor would I even try.

So, the subject line became the opener for my NEWEST VIDEO which promotes the book, Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller. I love this video and had the honor of shooting in my ancestors neck of the woods. Footage shot on location was great fun, but this video doesn't contain the best footage....that comes later and you'll just have to stay tuned to see where it shows up!

I sent out an important update on the mailing list this morning, and I hope you're on it. If not, please sign up here. There will be many updates in the coming months, so you'll want to be updated, I'm sure. If you're following my blog, you most certainly must be a fan! (or a stalker, and if that's the case, please state it on the sign up sheet so I'll be sure to leave you off the mailing list lol)

I've hired someone to take care of my Facebook pages. A "social net worker," but don't worry, I will still occasionally post myself and personal messages will be brought to my attention, too, so I'm still accessible. I am simply much too busy now to maintain everything myself. This is a GOOD thing! Please remember to sign up on the mailing list, because there will be news exclusively for you that will not appear here.

I hope you are all having an incredible summer and I'll post again soon!

Love, peace and many blessings on you from our Creator!

Lynny Prince  
Sunday, June 19, 2011 | By: Lynny Prince

Special request....

As you all know I'm an author, but what many of you might not know is that I also write poetry. Like my mother before me, I am also a poet and it is one of my most beloved pastimes (besides riding horses, of course!) I plan to publish a book in the future of my mother's poetry and will include some of mine, as well. I'll keep you posted on that :)

When I was younger, I wrote with all the teenage angst I could muster, then as I grew older I usually wrote when I was upset. It was a great outlet, and that poetry helped a lot when faced with emotional delimas. Now that I am older, I mostly write about spiritual experiences because I have learned that the spirits that protect me are listening.

I was recently asked by a fan if I would consider sharing one or two of my poems on my blog. I enthusiastically agreed. I usually share my poetry on Facebook, but this one is new and I have not posted it yet. My Facebook page is where I share a lot of my work with the fans of the book, Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller, but my FB page is private, so you have to be a friend to see my posts. For those who are not, come on over and send me a request! In the meantime, this is for you, and its also for anyone who loves poetry. I give you "Spirits". Enjoy!

  

Spirits are moving me
Quietly soothing me
Keeping me focused and pure
Helping and guiding me
Standing beside of me
Of this I'm certain and sure
The way that I walk
And the way that I talk
Is carefully spoken and soft
When I speak of their names
And the truth they contain
I feel love from the angels aloft
They know me
They mold me
Sometimes gently scold me
When my heart feels like losing its faith
But they're patient and kind
Always taking their time
And are always my saving grace

© 2011 Lynny Prince all rights reserved
Monday, June 06, 2011 | By: Lynny Prince

The Journey Continues....

Since I hired an attorney, (and everyone went a little crazy) things are finally quieting down and I am able to focus my energies on finishing up Scattered Leaves: Beyond the Legend, the second book in The Ghostkiller Trilogy. Of all the negative things I have been faced with lately, the one thing I've learned is to keep a clear head, don't say anything in anger, stay positive, and let the spirits lead the way. It's been a very interesting ride so far, to say the least. I'm happy to report that everything is FULL STEAM AHEAD! (Details later)

Now, getting back to the business of book writing- I am dedicating this blog to those who understand what it means to be a writer. I read something this morning that honestly put it into words better than I ever could. I found the following quote from Winston Churchill and decided to share it here:

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”

It's easy for people who don't write for a living to judge those of us who do. It's nice to know that down through the ages there are those who really understand and have left quotes, such as the one above, that remain timeless. Thank you, Winston Churchill!

I am busy as a bee with query letters lately. I intend to find a literary agent who can place me with a legitimate publishing house. The goal is to get these novels out to the people who enjoy my work and the sooner the better.

My advice for this week is when it comes to business, always, always keep it professional and don't ever settle for less. Surround yourself with positive and never allow the negative in. It is the most important thing you can do.

Til next time....


Peace and love,
Lynny Prince
Thursday, June 02, 2011 | By: Lynny Prince

Go BIG or go Home!

I have never been the type of person to depend on anyone else, but when it comes to business, doubly so. In this business, you take care of your business or you're out! So, it is with this in mind that I write today's blog.

When I started this journey 7 years ago, little did I know what the future would have in store for me, but I knew where I was going with the book. I knew when I wrote it that it would be a movie because I saw it in my head; I simply wrote what I saw! What a magnificent way to write!

Along the way, I met many, many people who were excited about my project and wanted to be involved. Those same people became my friends and are still with me today and I thank the Creator for bringing them into my life! These same friends are helping me now pursue the things I'd only dreamed of.

When you have a dream, dream big. Don't settle for small potatoes, go for the GOLD and don't let anyone stand in your way no matter what. When one door closes another opens, and people in this business will come and go. Your dream remains. And if you stick to your guns, nothing is impossible.

Today, I am re-posting an article about the success of someone who started out kinda like I did. In fact, our stories are eerily similar....

Excerpt from J.K. Rowling bio found here:

"I had been writing almost continuously since the age of six but I had never been so excited about an idea before. To my immense frustration, I didn't have a functioning pen with me, and I was too shy to ask anybody if I could borrow one. I think, now, that this was probably a good thing, because I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours, and all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard became more and more real to me. I think that perhaps if I had had to slow down the ideas so that I could capture them on paper I might have stifled some of them (although sometimes I do wonder, idly, how much of what I imagined on that journey I had forgotten by the time I actually got my hands on a pen).
I began to write 'Philosopher's Stone' that very evening, although those first few pages bear no resemblance at all to anything in the finished book. I moved up to Manchester, taking the swelling manuscript with me, which was now growing in all sorts of strange directions, and including ideas for the rest of Harry's career at Hogwarts, not just his first year. Then, on December 30th 1990, something happened that changed both my world and Harry's forever: my mother died.

It was a terrible time. My father, Di and I were devastated; she was only forty five years old and we had never imagined - probably because we could not bear to contemplate the idea - that she could die so young. I remember feeling as though there was a paving slab pressing down upon my chest, a literal pain in my heart.

Nine months later, desperate to get away for a while, I left for Portugal, where I had got a job teaching English in a language institute. I took with me the still-growing manuscript of Harry Potter, hopeful that my new working hours (I taught in the afternoon and evening) would lend themselves to pressing on with my novel, which had changed a lot since my mother had died. Now, Harry's feelings about his dead parents had become much deeper, much more real. In my first weeks in Portugal I wrote my favourite chapter in Philosopher's Stone, The Mirror of Erised.

....And so I set to work in a kind of frenzy, determined to finish the book and at least try and get it published. ....I wrote nearly every evening. Then I had to type the whole thing out myself. Sometimes I actually hated the book, even while I loved it.

Finally it was done. I covered the first three chapters in a nice plastic folder and set them off to an agent, who returned them so fast they must have been sent back the same day they arrived. But the second agent I tried wrote back and asked to see the rest of the manuscript. It was far and away the best letter I had ever received in my life, and it was only two sentences long.

It took a year for my new agent, Christopher, to find a publisher. Lots of them turned it down. Then, finally, in August 1996, Christopher telephoned me and told me that Bloomsbury had 'made an offer.' I could not quite believe my ears. 'You mean it's going to be published?' I asked, rather stupidly. 'It's definitely going to be published?' After I had hung up, I screamed and jumped into the air.....And you probably know what happened next."

If it happened to her, it can happen to you, too. Don't give up the dream! Never give up!

All my best,
Lynny