• Tips for editing an anthology

    We’re a little under a month out from publication on Perchance to Dream! I’m excited for it to be released, but I’m also excited for it just to be done. This project has consumed so much of my time, and I will be really glad to be able to go back to working on my regular projects (poor Fourth World and its sequels have been quite neglected the past few…

  • PERCHANCE TO DREAM: Cover reveal and story synopses!

    Perchance to Dream, aka “that anthology Lyssa won’t shut up about,” has been a real labor of love for me. It has been an incredible process—the first time I’ve ever attempted to head up a project like this. I didn’t know how it would turn out, going in. For awhile, I had visions of having three stories in it and only being, like, 100 pages long. How wrong I was!…

  • Just a quick update

    I know it’s been a while since I last posted—things have been very busy in Lyssa Land! I just finished the first round of edits for the Perchance to Dream anthology, and I have to say, the collection is looking pretty darn good! But there’s still a lot of work to do: revisions, formatting the ebook and paperback, working with the designer to finalize the cover, and much more! Look…

  • A promise to my readers

    I’m sure everyone has heard about the disturbing events of this last October, so we definitely don’t need to rehash that. Those cases were extreme and rare, probably once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. But the unfortunate reality is that—even if it’s not to the same extent—reviewers being confronted by angry authors is a common problem that does not seem to be going away. For every group of authors that stands in solidarity with…

  • Top 10 Most Influential Books

    A while back, I got tagged in one of those memes that was floating around: the top ten books that have stayed with you over the years; not necessarily your favorites, but ones that influenced you. The meme instructions said “don’t think about it too much,” but I did think about it quite a bit. It’s important! It took a long time to come up with ten that have really…

  • New Year’s News

    2014 was a difficult year. It was a hard year for me, personally, because of a couple of severe health problems that really got in the way of getting a whole lot of much accomplished. And I know it was a difficult year for the world, too; I think I was more stressed out by the news this year than I’ve ever been in my life, and I know it…

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