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Thursday, November 2, 2017

GUEST AUTHOR JORDYN MERYL ON HER DECISION TO START WRITING

Jordyn Meryl writes love stories with magic, mystery and a little bit of spice. Learn ore about her and her books at her website.

The morning I woke up and decided to become a writer remains fresh in my mind as if it was yesterday. I had wanted to write since I was in High School. But I married young, raised a family, tried to write a few times. The standard ways, long hand, typewriters, typewriters with correction ribbon. But this day I picked up a laptop (I was recovering from surgery. My office sent a laptop home with me so I could keep up on my work. Big of them, huh?)

I credit the laptop and spellcheck as the two greatest inventions that helped me write. I dream some of my stories. So upon waking, while it was still dark, I poured a cup of coffee and sat down to write. The words flowed, the ideas came alive, and my soul soared.

What I didn’t expect was the beginning of a mystical jaunt through my spirit and soul. If you plan to become a writer and think you are not going to embark on a spiritual journey, you are sadly mistaken.

I have learned and continue to learn to trust my journey and welcome the good and the bad of writing. I have never written a nonfiction book. But my heart is insisting I do. I have done a couple of presentations about the vision. Many have asked for written copies of my speech. While I hand out notes, I feel there is so much more to be said. So look for my next book, The Writer’s Vision.

We are all in this together. Writers need other writers. Only we understand how this writing thing works. So keep the faith. If you write from your heart, you will become your version of a success.

Here's one of my writing tips:

“While yearly goals are good, everyday goals are the cornerstones of a foundation. The fact that they change gives a feeling of challenge and growth.  Carry a “Vision Book” at all times in your writing bag.  Write anything that pops into your head. Quotes, songs, dreams, pictures, anything that touches your spirit.”


The Trouble With Angels
Paige and Mark are two souls looking for love in all the wrong places. Enter two male angels, Sid--dark, brooding and handsome and Carmy--fair skinned and adorable, on a Never-Ending Love assignment.  From the workplace of Wisconsin to a beach resort in Mexico, the angels chase their charges pushing them together in supernatural ways. The trouble with angels is they never give up.

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2 comments:

Patricia Stoltey said...

I also had the late start to writing because of family and work, but I'm not sure I would have known enough about life and people to accomplish much when I was younger. At least I'm enjoying the writing life now, and belonging to several tribes of writers sure makes the journey more fun.

Jude said...

Hi Patricia. I agree with not having the insight I have now when I was younger. Now that it is just my husband and I, I can donate most of my time to my writing. I don't know if I could have that freedom when my kids were small.Have a fun and delightful journey.