I relive the day by the water. All the things he said—I thought I would cherish them forever, but now they feel like boils on my skin, oozing with the knowledge that he can walk away from me.
~In the Fields by Willow Aster
It’s been a year since I published True
Love Story. In some ways, I can’t believe it’s been that long, and in others, it feels like an eternity. My life has changed so much, but probably the biggest change has been that I’ve finally allowed myself to be a writer. I’ve written my whole life, but even for the first few months after I released TLS, when someone would ask what I ‘do’, I didn’t say writer.
It’s just been one of those things I’ve kept tucked away.
Writing has always been a luxury. I’ve done it in the cracks and spaces that weren’t already filled up. When I got too desperate, I’d let one of my many ‘jobs’ go, so I could get some pent-up frustration out by writing. But it was never what I let myself do first.
A year later, it is. And I couldn’t be happier about that.
Thank you so much for reading my books! I’m celebrating by putting TLS on sale today. XO
Love is in the air…
Shh Moms Reading has posted love letters from all different love stories. Isaiah’s to Caroline is up today. Click below to read:
Valentine’s Day: Love or Hate?
I love it. I know it’s just another way for stores to make money. I know it’s hard when you don’t have a significant other to share it with. I know it’s for the mushy.
It doesn’t have to be depressing. It can be a good day to show every person you love in your life, just how glad you are to have them. Every friend, child, co-worker, lover, man on the street who needs a smile … can feel the good effects of a little love in the air.
Plus, it’s just another excuse to eat chocolate. What could be wrong with that?
True Story Book Blog has a never-published-before letter from Ian to Sparrow. Click here and read all the way to the bottom to see his Valentine note to her.
I was so happy to be part of this month’s issue of The Write Life online magazine. It’s the love issue. I wrote an article and am excited to see what else is in there this month. It’s a wonderful little magazine for writers that I love to read on my mini iPad. There are so many great tips for writers and also different essays that let you see into the heart of a writer. I sorta spilled my guts in this one.
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