I am not publishing as much this year. In previous years, I’ve boasted four and five releases in a year, but that time has come to an abrupt end. I’ve been very burnt out, more so than I realized. I’ve had a lot of major life changes, been dealing with some shifts in my career, started to actually deal with my anxiety, gotten myself to a much better place, and generally learned to give myself more of a break. But this has come at the cost of a rigorous publishing schedule that, honestly, I knew I couldn’t really keep up with. […]
Wow it’s been a while. A whole six months without even a new book out. It’s like I’m trying to take it easy this year or something.1 But, since it’s been so long, some updates are due. Let’s get into them! Wattpad! I’ve been working on the rewrite of City Without Heroes over on Wattpad. I put out a chapter a week on Sundays2 of the rewritten version. It has not been edited yet, so some changes may still be made between this version and the eventual published version, so check it out! Smashwords! Since apparently Smashwords changed how they […]
Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been around very much. Sure, posts have been going up, but the vlogs stopped and I’m just talking about stuff that I finished writing months ago. I all but vanished off of social media and I haven’t really done much since that one NetGalley run a few months ago. So what the heck happened? Short answer: I burned out. I managed to put out 13 books since October 2013 and that pace finally caught up to me. I was rewriting Changing Tides and I just shut down writing-wise. I couldn’t keep […]
Thank you everyone for voting on the novel poll! The winner for 2015 is: I’ve done a daily excerpt in the past, though I don’t know if I’ll continue that tradition this year. Let me know if you want it, though I’ll probably post a couple during the month regardless. There’s usually some ridiculousness during the month that will end up cut which I like to share before it’s gone forever. In the mean time, I’m starting to think about what I’m going to do for next year before the madness of the month settles in. I know a few […]
There once was a man named Lyle S Tanner. In April of 2012, he put out his first short story and started really working on his series, Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector. It is a short story series that he put a lot of time and effort into, putting out books twice a year and hoping to finish the series in April of 2016 with a total of six collections and a tie-in novella. If you read the title of this blog post, you’ll see where I’m going with this. Back when I was first deciding how to go about […]
I know a lot of people doing the Patreon thing lately and it just got too tempting to go without at least giving it a shot. It seems like just the motivation I’ll need to get everything moving and finished at last instead of just staring at these projects and leaving them in various states of almost completion. So explaining things. What is Patreon and why am I using it? Patreon is a site for folks like me who make creative projects and the fans who want to support those creative projects. It’s a bit like Kickstarter, except that it’s […]
Just a quick update about where I’ve been the past few months. Plans change and I’ve been adapting as best I can, but I’ll be back and vlogging more regularly. Hopefully there will be some text stuff as well, so stay tuned!