Wow. I know I’ve gone deep into “introvert mode" when I neglect even my beloved Instagram! Coming back to the world of the living after two-weeks of being very happy laying low, mostly in the “writer cave,” working on revisions (Ready to Run), copyedits (I Knew You Were Trouble), drafting (Runaway Groom), plus dabbling with my Christmas story (An Ex for Christmas), because I couldn’t resist, even though I have plenty of time to do that one later!
Anyway, I can’t think of a better reason to break my social media silence than … BLURRED LINES being on sale! Those of you who’ve been following me for awhile know this book is important to me. It’s one of my favorites I’ve ever written. It’s also a bunch of firsts. First book I finished in under two weeks. First book I wrote just for me, not for a publisher. First book to hit USA Today bestsellers list. Hell, it's probably the point where I became obsessed with black and white imagery with a pop of color! Whenever I look back at my career “pivot points,” Blurred Lines is one of the top 3. It felt—and still feels—like the book that changed everything.
If you haven’t read it yet, now’s your chance! $0.99 for a limited time at all the usual e-retailers!
Happy Spring everyone!! 💐
Was doing some weekend writing from bed. Got up for one minute, and she straight up jacked my spot to chew her toy.
LL Real Life :: it's been awhile since I've done a pic of me in my natural habitat, also know as an un-staged, "stop and selfie" without tidying up or fixing hair or putting on lipstick, etc. So this is it. Me in "the middle of it," real life. Note my writing crap taking over the coffee table, goofy headphones, hair doing whatever it's doing. That white bag on the counter holds a chocolate-peanut butter cookie from Levain Bakery which is one of my few "sweets" weaknesses (normally I go for the Cheetos!) Also, this sweater I'm wearing is a reject from @rachvd who decided she didn't like it on her and mailed it to me. Because true friends spare each other the hassles of shopping. I hope some of her writing productivity/magic came with it, because I have copyedits for I Knew You Were Trouble, revisions for Ready to Run, and first draft of Runaway Groom all due in the next three weeks 😳#amwriting #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #author #mydesk #girlboss #reallife
Throwback to weekend lunch! I have survived on wine and lobster rolls these past 5 days in Boston, and ... zero regrets! That said, we're about to head home, and I'm so ready to be back in New York and back to work!!! The beginning chapters for Runaway Groom are demanding to be put on paper, but for the past couple days I've taken a break from contracted projects to dabble with something fun for 2018, and I can't wait to settle in with my laptop and work on BOTH!!! #amwriting #newyork #boston #authorlife #author #authorsofinstagram #romance
Today's Boston highlight :: lobster grilled cheese! (And yes, it's like 30-something degrees today, but we had the dog with us around lunchtime, so we made do with a chilly picnic! She got a piece of the bread and none of the lobster)
In Boston this week! Brought the pup along and she's been 87% awesome, 13% heinous. Just turned in Ready to Run to my editor and can't wait to start the the next one! In the mean time, off to do cocktails with my college friend Annie (@aselak) who will get to see first hand just how unstable I am in the hours after hitting a deadline. #authorlife #author
Oscar weekend in New York! This adorable pie shop is right around the corner from my apartment. Couldn't help taking a pic of their cute window on my way to the grocery! ❤🎬 #Oscars #everydaymanhattan #newyork #authorlife
NYC trying for "sulky and mysterious" this morning ...
I posted this pic as an Instagram Story yesterday, but I've gotten a ton of questions about it, so reposting here with some explanation ... (1) Ready to Run is my work-in-progress (2) its release date is 8.22.17 (3) it's the first of a new series that's a bit of Runaway Bride meets The Bachelor (4) that binder contains all my notes for the book, including: a romance storyboard, scene list, beat sheet, hero journey map, scene worksheets and character studies (5) yes, I'm an outliner/planner ... especially for this one which has a ton of characters and plot twists! (6) it's due next week and I am Freaking Out 👩🏻💻☕️
Two months late, my first ever @tiffanyandco diamonds make their Instagram debut. A gift from @anthonyledonne for our 10-year anniversary. He did well 💎❤💎
"Oh, hey Mom. The champagne cork you say? Haven't seen it." 🦊🍾😏
Usually I love the feeling of returning home to New York, but today I'm mainly missing Vegas and seeing this on our daily after-breakfast walk (we're such old people). Alas, I'm home, and laundry and cleaning await. Maybe a glass of white wine if I do a good job 😏 what do you all have going on this weekend?! #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #vegas
Latetgram :: got ourselves cleaned up for a fancy Valentine's Day dinner. Ate way too much, sipped champagne, and laughed so hard my eyes watered and made a mess of my carefully applied eye makeup. Exactly as Valentine's Day should be ❤
Why yes. I am as happy as I look right now! Release Day + Vegas = 😍 #authorlife #authorsofinstagram
Breakfast with my Valentine ❤ celebrating the release of Love Story with my own love story. You guys see what I did there? (But for real, I have a new book out today!!! LOVE STORY could be on your Kindle/iPhone/Nook in seconds! Just a suggestion...)
Let the vacation begin!!! Mr. Layne (@anthonyledonne) and I are Las Vegas bound to celebrate All The Things :: Release of LOVE STORY (tomorrow!), Valentine's Day, plus a belated celebration of our 10th wedding anniversary! ❤🍾❤ If that's not reason(s) for wine at noon, I don't know what is!! (ps: yes, I wear glasses! Usually I'm all about the contacts, but flights dry out my eyes 🤓)
Flashback to that one time we made Bailey wear booties in a blizzard. She's still pissed. ❄️🦊❄️
Sunny and cold post-snow day ❄️❤❄️#NYC #authorlife
I don't really like Valentine's Day nor do I ever eat candy, but somehow this has been happening at my house lately. (The champagne, I'm sure, surprises no one)
Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of sexy romantic comedies.