Vote for The Fair Queen in the Indie Fantasy Book Awards!

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated TFQ in the first round of the Indie Fantasy Book Awards 2020! With your help we managed to get into the top ten and go through to the final round!

The votes are now open and it’s even easier this time, all you have to do is click the link below, enter your email address and click on my book and submit! 🙂

I’d be so grateful if you could spare ten seconds to vote for me, I know I’m up against some really big indie authors, but every vote counts and will help me to reach more readers.

Thank you so much if you do take the time to vote! Voting is open until Feb 28th, and I’m planning to do a price drop in the final week before the winner is announced, so if you haven’t read The Fair Queen yet and have been thinking about buying it, you might want to wait until it goes on sale. I’ll let you know here when the discount goes live.

I’m also going to be over on my Instagram account reading snippets of the book on my Stories and maybe even going live over the next few weeks, so if you don’t already follow me over there feel free to pop over and say hi @lyndseyhall.

Catch you later! 🙂

Lyndsey

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Help The Fair Queen win Indie Fantasy Book of the Year 2020!

Hi lovely folks! I’ve got a tiny favour to ask of you today, if you can spare me thirty seconds.

TFQ is up for Indie Fantasy Book of the Year 2020, and 14 Jan is the last day for nominations. The top ten go through to the next round, and I’m currently around 15th place so I’d love a few more nominations!

Nominate TFQ (and your favourite 2020 indie fantasy releases) here.

Thank you so much for helping me to reach more readers! I appreciate your help in getting my first book baby into the next round of the awards.

If I win I’ll do a giveaway on Instagram and email you here to let you know about it!

Stay safe and well.

Lyndsey

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Nano or Not?

It’s been a while! How are you?

This month I’m taking part in my fifth NaNoWriMo, attempting to finish the first draft of book two, The Solitary King. Over on Instagram, I’m also participating in a fun month-long meme called #NanoOrNot20, which includes daily prompts to share about your current project, whether you’re taking part in Nano or not (geddit?).

Today’s prompt is about your book’s world, so pop over to my account to find out all about the Fair Realm, and check my previous posts about my MC Aria and my writing goals for November.

Do you take part in NaNoWriMo? I don’t necessarily aim to hit 50k words, but I do find the deadline and focus really helpful for my writing habits, and the community is like no other during November. Writers everywhere come together online and in person (when not in times of COVID) to support and encourage each other, meet beta readers and critique partners, and occasionally to write!

I like to try and join in during April and July’s Camp Nanos as well, usually to rewrite and revise rather than draft. This July, I was actually editing The Fair Queen before publishing in August, but I was that deep into polishing the final product I didn’t give Camp Nano a second thought. And it’ll probably be the same story next year as I get TSK ready for publication before 2021 is out. Release date still TBC.

Writers – what are you working on this month?

Readers – what are you reading right now?

I’m currently listening to the audio book of Crescent City and really enjoying it, I’m about halfway through and starting to see what people mean when they say it starts off about one thing but by the end it’s about something completely different. And I can see the book hangover looming in the distance when I finish this one, S. J. Maas is a killer for that.

What has your favourite book been this year? Mine is currently Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury, and I don’t see that changing if I’m honest, it was dark and atmospheric and I loved every word of it.

Things are a bit dark and atmospheric in the real world right now, aren’t they? With the UK just about to go back into full lockdown, and the US election dragging on, there’s definite tension and anxiety in the air. If you’re feeling unproductive, uncreative and generally a bit burnt out at the moment, just know you’re not alone. We’re all struggling with the current dystopian plot being played out by the writers of 2020, but we will get through it and better days will come again. If you’re having a hard time believing that, please reach out to someone and talk, my email is always open.

Sending strength and support.

Lyndsey

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