#IWSG Your Future Writer Self

Join us for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group at creator Alex Cavanaugh’s blog.

Happy Holidays, writers! I just returned from Chicago where my family celebrated Thanksgiving. My oldest sister made a yummy meal including a brussels sprout salad, and my middle sister went all out planning a Frozen-themed party for my niece’s second birthday. (The seal was a gift for my niece that snuck onto the table. Not part of the movie, but still a wintry theme.)



December 4 question – Let’s play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?

Imagining the future, hmm. My writing life has never been intentional–I fell into it through fan fiction, and I consider writing more of a hobby than a career. As a result, it’s tough to plot a future for my writer self. 


I have envisioned a time when my psychology career slows down, meeting with fewer clients per week, and increasing writing time then. I’d like to venture into different genres, character ages, and tenses. I want to continue improving my craft. I also picture myself near a beach somewhere, likely South Carolina to watch my precious niece grow up! 


Thank you to the courageous co-hosts for December 4: Tonja Drecker, Beverly Stowe McClure, Nicki Elson, Fundy Blue, and Tyrean Martinson (A special thanks to Nicki Elson for being the best damn critique partner a writer can have.)

Happy Holidays from @JenLaneBooks #Giveaway

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Readers, Authors, Friends!



(Some of us had a little too much to drink at a recent holiday party.) 

Here are the Peanut Butter Cup Christmas trees I made.

(Using white chocolate “glue”, layer a small pb cup, large pb cup, small pb cup, and a Hershey’s kiss!)




And here’s my friend Jason the Christmas dunce. (Isn’t he cute?)









Jason and another friend gifted me this T-shirt:


Rude! I may be single, but my characters Dane and Lucia from college volleyball romance Blocked might not be single for long. *winks*

Blocked’s sales have been great! Thank you so much, readers. I’m hosting two Blocked giveaways for the holidays, listed below and on the right sidebar:

1) Enter to win a signed print copy on Goodreads HERE (open internationally).

2) Enter to win a $25 gift card and more HERE if you review Blocked on Amazon.

Both giveaways run until early February.

And my critique partner Nicki Elson has an Amazon gift card giveaway until the end of the year HERE.

Happy holidays!