As well as filling you in on my writing adventures, I thought I’d also start writing some blogs about the other side of self-publishing: PROMOTION. “Promotion” is a scary word. I’ve come to discover that promotion is hard. Stupid hard. The thing is, it should be easy. Stick a few posts on your favourite social … Read moreEvery day is a social media day!
I’m planning to relaunch my Mailing List in the not-too-distant future – sometime between now and before “Hellhound” is released… and I need your help. My first attempt at this mailing list business was a little half-arsed. Sure, I tempted folks in with the promise of a short story (“Lydia”), but then it pretty much … Read moreYou’ve got mail
Today is World Book Day and, as “Hellhound” is not quite ready for your reading pleasure (it won’t be too much longer, I promise!), I thought I’d share a lovely little bit of flash fiction with you. Happy World Book Day! IMPS Lou Yardley © 2018 The scraping meets my ears every night. Scratching sounds … Read moreImps (a World Book Day treat)
February is Women in Horror Month. It’s the time of year when the internet (and probably those in the ‘real world’ too) gets excited about the killer contributions that women make to the horror genre. After all, the female of the species is far deadlier than the male. I’m kidding. Mostly. Anyway, if you would … Read moreLou interviewed on Horror-Writers.com for Women in Horror Month
That little wolfy dude in the pic looks happy, doesn’t he? No? Maybe he does in his own way. Maybe that’s how he shows that he’s having a good time. His tail might be wagging. You don’t know… You know his life! Erm… yes… Well, I’m sure he is happy – the first draft of … Read moreHellhound: Stick a fork in it, the first draft is done
… still not finished… This isn’t great news, BUT earlier today the word count for the first draft reached 88,815 words, which is more than the first draft for “The Others: A Bleak Reflection” (that one weighed in at 87,889). It’s looking like this first draft will end up being around 95,000 words (possibly more) … Read moreThe first draft of “Hellhound” is…
Hello Internet-land, Most people have already posted their ‘first blog of the year’ posts. I’d like to pretend that I had held back from posting mine because I’m wonderful and unique – or because I was just so busy that I didn’t have the time – but those would be lies. I have no excuse, … Read moreFirst blog of 2018!
I’m breaking my radio silence to let you know that back in August (yes, August…) a piece of flash fiction that I’d written was featured on an excellent website called Theme of Absence. The story is called “Wasted Time” and you can read it here. I also answered a few questions and you can check … Read moreWasted Time
Look at me, using hashtags in my title. I’m so modern! Yesterday, I decided to try my hand at writing some flash fiction. For the uninitiated (which included me up until the other day), flash fiction is a very short story that generally has no more than 1,000 words. Given that during the last 12 … Read moreMy Flash Fiction Adventure – Part 1 – #FlashFiction #MyFlashFictionAdventure
I know what you’re thinking… Why the bees, Lou?? Why the bees? The bees are supposed to symbolise the fact that I’m pretty busy at the moment (y’know, ‘busy bees’)… and, hey, I love any opportunity to post a picture of an insect or an arachnid. You should know me by now! If you’re a … Read moreStuff’s a-happenin’ (Competitions, Newsletters and Cross Promotion)