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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New Release TWIN SACRIFICE Pre-Order #psych #thriller #giveaway


Twin Sacrifice
by Jennifer Lane
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: February 28, 2018



My twin brother is determined to kill himself, but I won’t let him. 

I just discovered the sacrifice he made for me when we were young.


Now it’s time I return the favor. This time I’ll be the one with the secret.


Psychologist Matthew Durante’s twin brother, Justin, has struggled with mental illness since their parents died in a house fire. After Justin is accused of setting off a bomb that killed an innocent woman, he lands in a maximum-security psychiatric hospital.

In the face of Justin’s unrelenting suicide attempts, Matthew grows frantic to keep him alive. And as the pieces of their past fall into place, Matthew decides bold action is his only choice, no matter the cost.

Set against the backdrop of weapons manufacturing, terrorism, and a dark family secret, Matthew and Justin fight for survival, redemption, and most of all, for each other.






Psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane invites you to her world of romance, sports, and suspense! By day she’s a therapist, and by night she’s a writer. She can’t decide which is more fun.

Jen’s first psychological thriller launches in 2018: Twin Sacrifice. Psychologist Matthew Durante risks his own life to save his twin brother’s as their foster father tries to take them down.

Jen loves to create sporty heroines and hot heroes in her college sport romances. Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez finds her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in the Blocked series, it’s her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love. Spiked (Blocked #3) completes the series and features Lucia’s younger brother Mateo.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen writes swimming-based romances as well: Streamline, a military mystery, and the free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic-suspense trilogy that includes With Good BehaviorBad Behavior, and On Best Behavior.

Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and visiting her sisters in Chicago and Hilton Head.





Two Great Giveaways - be sure to enter them both!

to win a Paperback copy of Twin Sacfricie

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!



Monday, February 12, 2018

New Adult #Valentine's #Sale ACED (Blocked #2) #sports #romance


Welcome to the New Adult Valentine's Promo! This week you'll find all these wonderful New Adult titles for 99 cents or less out on Amazon. Be sure to read up on each title and check them out. Book two of the Blocked series, ACED, is on sale for only $.99.

Saying Goodbye, Part One (Passports and Promises Book 1) by [Drake, Abigail]

Saying Goodbye, Part One

Author: Abigail Drake Samantha Barnes always dreamed of seeing the world, and only has a few months left before she starts a semester abroad in Japan. Enough time to say goodbye to her friends, polish up her language skills, and maybe even squeeze in a quick fling with handsome fraternity boy Dylan Hunter. All she wants from Dylan is something casual, and perhaps some mind-blowing sex, but things don’t work out as planned. Dylan wants a lot more from her than a hook-up. Before Sam realizes what’s happening, their relationship has become serious, something she never intended. And then she discovers Dylan is hiding a dark secret that makes breaking up with him nearly impossible. Sam is running out of time. She has to leave soon. She has no choice. But leaving Dylan could mean more than just the end of their relationship. It could also mean destroying him completely.

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If We Had No Winter: A Slow Burn College Romance (Billie Dixon Book 1) by [Pitchford, D. L.]

If We Had No Winter

Author: D.L. Pitchford Dive into the first installment of this gritty slow burn college romance series about love, loss, and second chances. Introverted Billie Dixon has life planned to a T, and Bradford College is her chance for comfortable solitude. Her best friend lives across the hall, her roommate ignores her, and to pay for textbooks, she puts her math skills to good use as a tutor. But life rarely goes according to plan. Her sister wonders why she never calls. Her best friend nags like a mother hen. Plus, sharing him with his playboy roommate, who uses every opportunity to infuriate her, wasn't part of the deal. And that tutoring gig? Her only pupil complicates their business arrangement when he develops a crush on her. If she thought this couldn't get worse... Then, she runs into the Math Department Head. Her father--and the only reason she can afford Bradford. He wants to rekindle their relationship after years of radio silence, but Billie isn't fully on board.

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Playing it Cool: A Portwood Brothers Novella (Portwood Brothers Series Book 1) by [Robertson, Emily]

Playing it Cool

Author: Emily Robertson Addison has had her future mapped out since she was a little girl – pre-law degree from the University of Nebraska, getting into a top notch law school, followed by a career as a no-nonsense lawyer. She knows that a husband will come at some point, but she hasn’t figured that part out yet. One thing is certain, it’s not Bryce Portwood, the annoying class clown in her English class. Bryce has never taken anything too serious. Life’s too short to get all worked up and never have fun. The moment Addison Webster opened her mouth, he knew she needed to let her hair down, and he wanted to be the one to help her. Getting Addison to hang out was easy. Getting her to lighten up and trust him, not so much. Bryce has a plan. If he can get her to let go and have fun, maybe she’ll see he’s not so bad. If Bryce can just play it cool, maybe he can prove to her that he can fit into those well-laid plans after all.

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Victim Of Love (Rock And Roll State Of Mind Book 1) by [Maurice, Christa]

Victim Of Love

Author: Christa Maurice What happens when wasting time becomes finding forever? Tara Feingold just wanted to warm up on the Brazilian beach and when she meets Rick Lincoln, bassist for SendDown, things get very hot indeed. Especially when he starts getting serious and the other members of his band decide they need to scare her away with debauchery. When she returns to her normal life, will Rick still love her when he finds out she’s not the wild woman she was in Brazil? VICTIM OF LOVE is the first book in the Rock And Roll State Of Mind series. If you enjoy wrenching conflict and characters who are struggling with change, then you'll love this heart warming story.

Amazon

Death Island by [Ketch, Kelsey]

Death Island

Author: Kelsey Ketch Her family name tainted by her great-grandfather’s crimes of piracy, Meriden Cummings is far from the typical 18th century woman. A social outcast, she works in a carpentry shop in a small village, where the people barely tolerate unconventional behavior. However, her life takes a turn after a gang of pirates attack her village and her blood reveals an ancient map adorned with Mayan glyphs leading to Death Island. An island legends say is ruled by the Mayan god of the underworld, Ah Puch. Her great-grandfather had sought after the island before he vanished without a trace. Now, Meriden is about to journey across the sea to understand her family history. There are only a few problems: her growing feelings toward a mysterious stranger linked to her great-grandfather’s past; a greedy band of pirates after her great-grandfather’s legendary treasure; and a contract she has unwittingly signed in blood with Ah Puch himself.

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Aced (Blocked Book 2) by [Lane, Jennifer]

Aced

Author: Jennifer Lane 

Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez found her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in Jennifer Lane’s Blocked series, it could be her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love. 

Medical student Alejandro’s hot Latin looks get him plenty of attention, but his deep faith and admiration for his father keep him on a righteous path, with no time for something as frivolous as love. He strives to do the right thing—study diligently, take care of his siblings, represent the family well—so why does he feel so unfulfilled? 

Enter Lucia’s friend and teammate Maddie Brooks, who shines at blocking the ball and acing the serve. Too bad this graduating senior isn’t so confident about her life off the court. Her longtime boyfriend has just bailed on her, and med school applications loom large. Oh, and a nerve-wracking tryout for Team USA also approaches. 

Maddie meets Alejandro when he visits Lucia at school, and she’s soon drawn to his sharp mind. Alejandro is similarly intrigued by Maddie’s talent and strength. But will personal biases and family politics smother the slow burn of their attraction? Unless Maddie can learn to believe in herself, and Alejandro can become his own man, their kindling romance hardly stands a chance. 

Will either of them be bold enough to try something new? Find out in this emotion-rich story that refuses to shy away from life’s hardest questions. Because love is worth the risk.

Amazon

Stand Up And Shout (Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance Book 7) by [Bernard, Maria]

Stand Up and Shout

Author: Maria Bernard Claim your destiny, or crash and burn! Jay Sharp is a gifted up-and-coming singer, destined for stardom. The problem is, crippling stage fright holds him back. Jay freezes every time he is in the spotlight. Young runaway Alice Electra is living on the street. She is an amazing guitarist, busking for money. A chance discovery leads her to Jay's struggling rock band. This is her moment to shine and turn her life around. Despite opposition from hostile, doubting band members, Alice must prove her prowess. Romance blooms between Jay and Alice and they form an unshakable bond. Now, they face a challenge greater than ever. To stay together, they must fight their demons. They have to perform in front of a massive audience at a Las Vegas music festival. This is Jay's last chance. Failure is no longer an option. Will Jay save his band, keep Alice off the street, and conquer his fear of the stage, or will they crash and burn? Hop on the tour bus and find out!

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Until You Set Me Free: Book 1 in the Until You Series by [Davis, D.M.]

Until You Set Me Free

Author: D.M. Davis An emotionally charged romance, intertwined with tragedy, force the career-minded heir and his best friend’s irresistible sister to choose between their careers, their hearts, and the safety of the ones they love. Sexy girl-next-door Samantha has no idea how attractive she is. She buries herself in her high school studies, focusing on graduating early from college and heading into a successful tech career. She’s beautiful, sassy, and confident in her abilities, except when it comes to attracting the man she’s afraid to want. Tech guru Joseph’s future is already mapped: he’s expected to join the ranks of the family business, McIntyre Corporate Industries, to head up the technology wing and keep it on the cutting edge. Joseph needs to focus on his future career, his birthright, and not on romancing his roommate’s sister. Will Joseph step up and be the man she needs? Can Samantha trust she’s the woman he wants?

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Another Auld Lang Syne (Holiday Love Book 2) by [Savage, Marie]

Another Auld Lang Syne

Author: Marie Savage Should old acquaintances be forgot and never brought to mind? Ben and Julie are happy to have found each other and their love grows stronger each day. When their friends, Holly and Mike, announce they are getting married, many questions open up for the new couple. Are either of them ready to take that next step? On a visit to Ben’s hometown to ring in the new year, secrets are revealed that threaten Ben and Julie’s happiness. Is the bond they share strong enough to handle the challenges each of them face?

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Sweethearts And Jazz (A 1940's Romance Book 2) by [Andrews, Rose]

Sweethearts and Jazz

Author: Rose Andrews Portland, Oregon November 1946 Lila Stevenson, former Broadway singer and actress, has devised a plan to make her ex-boyfriend jealous. A fake relationship arrangement with her coworker starts out as the perfect opportunity for revenge. But his chiseled good-looks are hard to resist and every pretend date stirs her heart with an undeniable warmth. What is a girl to do when real love is the last thing she expected to get out of a silly plan? Cut out the act and figure out if she wants to play for keeps. Kent O’Connor, handyman and stagehand, has agreed to help his crush get back at her ex in order to be close to her. But the leading lady's sultry appeal and vivacious mannerisms put him in a spin. Realizing faking it won’t cut it, he tries getting her to see it’s him she wants. Determined to win her heart, his tender patience begins to unravel her from the past standing in the way of their future. Now, if only she wouldn't keep stalling. Convincing her what they share is genuine might just be the hardest task he's ever faced. Brought together by a friendly arrangement, this pair will discover a love more real than any they could ever fake.

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Love at First Sit by [Arcangel, Ysa]

Love at First Sit

Author: Ysa Arcangel Roxanne Mabini, a twenty-five-year-old single mother of twins, joined a speed-dating event just for fun and to get "speed-dating" checked off her bucket list. She wasn't looking for anything. ...Until the devastatingly handsome bartender, Aloysius "Wish" Gregorio, stepped up to fill in for the lack of male participants, mesmerizing Roxanne. Literally, he was every girl's wish. Finally, she's met a man who shares her interests. But will a girl whose heart has been shred to pieces learn to trust and love again? When Roxanne's first love and the father of her children, Chris, drops back into her life, old flames reignite. Chris has been waiting for the right time ever since he was forced to leave her, and now he aims to win her back. Will the chemistry and powerful connection between Roxanne and Wish be strong enough to fight the old flame that is once again burning bright? Roxanne must make a big decision: provide a complete family to her children, or share her life with her heart's desire. Will she find love, lose it, or know when to walk away?

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Under Winter Lights: Part One by [Lewandowski, Bree M.]

Under Winter Lights: Part One

Author: Bree M. Lewandowski Ballet is Martina's world. Always has been. But underneath the stage lights, behind the curtain and choreography is loneliness. On late nights, after rehearsals, in her small apartment, Martina wishes hers wasn't the only shadow on the wall. But Chicago winter winds are swirling and Martina's music box world is tipped upside down when she is cast as the lead in the company's next production. And if that isn't enough... He's the "wolf of the Mariinsky Ballet." A rebel with gray eyes. Maraav Levondovska is a brilliant dancer and Martina can barely admit to herself how watching him take the stage sets her imagination spinning. But company director Alan Jung, the man crippled by the art he loved, seems to find new life in his star ballerina... Three hearts in a dance made for two. A world made of music and motion. Come step Under Winter Lights: Part One!

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Heart to Follow: (A Tryst of Fate Series - Novella 2) by [Liane, Kara]

Heart of Follow

Author: Kara Liane Sometimes you have to follow your heart, but it can be hard to follow. This contemporary steamy romance is a standalone story in this series that will whet your appetite and tease you enough to give you love, drama, comedy, and spice. Thirty-three-year-old Gil Morris works in finance on Wall Street. He finds himself lonely and examining his routine life. He wishes he could shake things up a bit. Twenty-three-year-old student Addison Nichols works in a popular coffee shop near the financial district. She’s been fantasizing recently about a businessman who frequents the store, but he has yet to notice her. She loves to admire him from afar; however, she isn’t quite ready to make her presence known. She’s about to crack, though, and do something out of character to finally approach him. She thinks if she pretends to be someone else she can play a role, and do anything and be anything. Just maybe she can be someone else for one night—to have a taste of what it’s like to be with a man like that. Like Cinderella going to the ball, but in this scenario, it’s not a ballroom—it’s a bedroom. What started out as an innocent fantasy quickly turns into something more because he isn’t interested in bedding her for only one night. Can Addison handle Gil, or does he prove to be “heart” to follow?

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

#IWSG Genres We Love to Write #Marketing #NewRelease


Happy February, writers! Join us for our monthly group therapy, hosted by Alex Cavanaugh.



Hop over to visit this month's kick-butt co-hosts!


IWSG Question: What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

I write multiple genres so I'll mention one aspect I love about each:

Romance -- A spark of attraction that deepens into intimacy provides emotional depth in the story.

Suspense -- Torturing my characters by imprisoning them or sicking the Mafia on their tail creates needed plot conflict and hopefully keeps readers turning the pages.

Sports -- The pursuit of excellence, against mighty odds, reveals character.

Psychology -- Throwing characters into therapy is an ideal mechanism for character development and healing.


I'm gearing up for the release of psychological thriller (with suspense and romance) TWIN SACRIFICE on 2-28-18.

Thank you to all who shared my cover reveal, including IWSGers Shannon from The Warrior Muse, Jacqui from Word Dreams, Miranda Burski, Cathrina Constantine, and Nicki Elson's Not So Deep Thoughts. Your support is awesome.

Here's my marketing plan:

* Goodreads giveaway

* Facebook release party

* Netgalley listing for 6 months

* Pre-order Blitz and Release Tour by Book Partners in Crime Productions

* I made the ebook available on Amazon for pre-order and I'll do author takeovers at a few friends' Facebook pages

If you have additional marketing ideas that have worked for you, please let me know. Happy writing!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

TWIN SACRIFICE Cover Reveal #Psych #Thriller #New #Release


Twin Sacrfice
by Jennifer Lane
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: February 28, 2018



My twin brother is determined to kill himself, but I won’t let him. 

I just discovered the sacrifice he made for me when we were young.


Now it’s time I return the favor. This time I’ll be the one with the secret.


Psychologist Matthew Durante’s twin brother, Justin, has struggled with mental illness since their parents died in a house fire. After Justin is accused of setting off a bomb that killed an innocent woman, he lands in a maximum-security psychiatric hospital.

In the face of Justin’s unrelenting suicide attempts, Matthew grows frantic to keep him alive. And as the pieces of their past fall into place, Matthew decides bold action is his only choice, no matter the cost.

Set against the backdrop of weapons manufacturing, terrorism, and a dark family secret, Matthew and Justin fight for survival, redemption, and most of all, for each other.




Psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane invites you to her world of romance, sports, and suspense! By day she’s a therapist, and by night she’s a writer. She can’t decide which is more fun.

Jen’s first psychological thriller launches in 2018: Twin Sacrifice. Psychologist Matthew Durante risks his own life to save his twin brother’s as their foster father tries to take them down.

Jen loves to create sporty heroines and hot heroes in her college sport romances. Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez finds her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in the Blocked series, it’s her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love. Spiked (Blocked #3) completes the series and features Lucia’s younger brother Mateo.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen writes swimming-based romances as well: Streamline, a military mystery, and the free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic-suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior.

Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and visiting her sisters in Chicago and Hilton Head.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

#IWSG Writing Schedule New Release TWIN SACRIFICE


Welcome to 2018's first Insecure Writer's Support Group! We're a "safe space" to share our hopes and fears, created by our intrepid leader, Alex Cavanaugh. I'm excited to be your co-host today, along with these witty writers:






*This month's question: What steps have you taken or plan to take to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?

At first, writing consumed me so much that I wrote every day. Now, I only write on weekends (unless I'm traveling). I'm okay with that schedule because I'm too wiped out from the day job to write on weeknights, and no way in hell am I waking up early to write!

I also aim for publishing one new release a year. On February 28, 2018, I'm launching my first psychological thriller, Twin Sacrifice.


Do you have a little time to help spread the word for my new release? 

You can add Twin Sacrifice to Goodreads HERE

A larger time investment is signing up for the cover reveal, pre-order blitz, and/or review tour HERE. Book Partners in Crime will send you super easy HTML for your blog.


Here's to an amazing 2018! May you strive for and reach your writing goals.

Jeepers it's January #Giveaway #Giftcard TWIN SACRIFICE


Welcome to the Jeepers it's January Giveaway, hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.



To celebrate the upcoming release of my psychological thriller, TWIN SACRIFICE, I'm giving away a $10 gift card and a Jennifer Lane ebook of your choice.



My twin brother is determined to kill himself, but I won’t let him. 

I just discovered the sacrifice he made for me when we were young.

Now it’s time I return the favor. This time I’ll be the one with the secret.


Enter on the Rafflecopter. Extra entries for signing up for my cover reveal, pre-release blitz, and/or review tour. Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#IWSG Looking Back, Looking Forward #NewRelease


Happy December to all Writers! Join us for the Insecure Writers Support Group, developed by Alex Cavanaugh and maintained by lovely writers everywhere.




Visit today's co-hosts:

Co-Hosts: Julie Flanders,Shannon Lawrence, Fundy Blue, Heather Gardner!

IWSG Question: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes and failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?

After just getting weighed at the doctor's *gulps*, I would have set up the standing desk I bought. Amazon delivered it months ago and it sits still neatly packed in its box while I sit my life away as a therapist and author. One hour of exercise doesn't counteract fifteen of sitting. Sitting is the new smoking, they say, *coughs*

How's your writing?

I'm in the exciting phase of writing: preparing for publication! My editor is polishing and my book designer is creating a cover for the launch of TWIN SACRIFICE. Inspired by a dream, I started this novel in 2009 and kept diverting to other projects before finishing it in 2017. It's my first psychological thriller and I'm psyched for reader feedback.

Twin Sacrifice is up on Goodreads and I'll post signups soon for the cover reveal on 1/10/18 and the release tour on 2/28/18.

Happy holidays!

Friday, November 17, 2017

ACED (Blocked #2) on #Sale $.99 #NewAdult #Sports #Romance


Check out ACED, book two in the BLOCKED series for only $.99 until 11/20/17.

Aced features Latino med student, Alejandro, and Black volleyball player, Maddie.

Maddie meets Alejandro when he visits his sister, Lucia, at school, and she’s soon drawn to his sharp mind. Alejandro is similarly intrigued by Maddie’s talent and strength. But will personal biases and family politics smother the slow burn of their attraction? Unless Maddie can learn to believe in herself, and Alejandro can become his own man, their kindling romance hardly stands a chance.

Will either of them be bold enough to try something new? Find out in this emotion-rich story that refuses to shy away from life’s hardest questions. Because love is worth the risk.



Check out these reviews:

"¡Madre de dios! This book is breathtaking."
~Books Minion Book Blog

"In Aced, the love story is between two people you'd never think would come together, but by the end you can't imagine them apart."
~Author Nicki Elson

"Blocked hooked me, but Aced, OH MY GAWD!!!! Aced just won me over. Alejandro, aka Hotajandro has become the love of my life. Yup, dibs he's all mine chicas. His protective nature, his strong presence, his intellect and his overall demeanor made fall and made me fall hard!"
~Romance Bytes Book Blog

"The plot is so well paced, I was reading this until the wee hours of the morning."
~My Reading Reality Book Blog


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

#IWSG: Good luck #NaNoWriMo !


Happy November, writers! Once again I almost forgot to post on the first Wednesday of the month for Insecure Writers Support Group, but I saw a post on my lovely critique partner's blog and got busy writing this at work! (Thanks, Nicki Elson.)


How's your writing? I'm hustling to finish my WIP by the end of this month to squeeze into my editor's schedule. I only have two chapters left to write, but one is rather pivotal to the plot and I haven't figured out the details yet. I also am writing what I DON'T know by deciding to include chemistry in this story. Not the romantic kind, but the lab chemicals kind. If you're a chemist and want to take a stab at an aspect of my plot that's vexing me, please let me know!

IWSG question of the month:

Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? 
 
I've never tried NaNo. Combine my busy fall schedule at the day job with my anxious tendencies and I think it would feel like way too much pressure. I like writing to be fun and refreshing, so a daily goal might not work for my style.


But I wish much productivity for those writers undertaking this November adventure!


This post is part of the monthly blog hop/therapy session known as Insecure Writer's Support Group, founded by the one and clonely Alex J. Cavanaugh. Click below to join the group!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Release: EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS #writerspersevere



Hi everyone! Today I have a special post as part of the Writers Persevere event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. This book explores the difficult experiences embedded in our characters' backstory which will shape their motivation and behavior afterward. Check out my 5-star review HERE.

To help them celebrate this release, many of us are posting stories about some of the obstacles we’ve overcome as writers. As we all know, this isn’t an easy path. Writing is hard and as writers we tend to struggle with doubt. Sometimes too, we don’t always get the support we need to follow our passion, or we have added challenges that make writing more difficult. Because people are sharing their stories this week about how they worked through these challenges to keep writing, I wanted to post about it, too.

~*~

I never intended to become a writer, but life is what happens when we're making our plans.

I was lucky to land my psychologist dream job in 2000. Too bad it turned into a nightmare by 2007. My bosses didn't value my work and made threats to my livelihood. At that time, I became hooked on the TV show, Prison Break. Its dark themes and conspiracy theories matched my workplace misery. Through connecting with rabid Prison Break fans across the world, I learned about fan fiction. What? Hacks writing stories about TV stories?

You guessed it--I became one of those hacks and started writing my own fan fiction. At first my writing stunk but my TV show buddies encouraged me to keep going. When reality sucked, I turned to fiction. I left my bitter job and started a new job at a friendly, supportive clinic that taught me a useful specialty. Inspired by fan fiction, I wrote thousands of words and then found a publisher to launch those words into the universe.

I'm now working on my eighth novel. In a strange twist of events, I returned to the old job in 2013 and version 2.0 is going swimmingly.

My emotional wound is a great example of how pain can lead to beauty and strength. Write on, friends!

~*~

Do you have a story to share, or some advice for others? You can join Becca and Angela at Writers Helping Writers from October 25-27th, where we are celebrating writers and their stories of perseverance. Stop in, and tell them about a challenge or struggle your faced, or if you like, write a post on your own blog and share it using the hashtag #writerspersevere.  Let’s fill social media with your strength and let other writers know that it’s okay to question and have doubts but we shouldn’t let that stop us. 

GIVEAWAY ALERT! 

There’s a prize vault filled with items that can give your writing career a boost at Writers Helping Writers

I would love for one of you to win something that will help you get closer to your goal! 

 


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