When I started writing You, Jane (Burst!/Champagne Book Group, 2014), I found it easy to imagine a character who does not know if she will ever be with her true love. In the book, Jane writes fables that come true, creating havoc for her friends and her love life. Before she can bring her fables under control, Jane must learn how to write her own happy ending.
In a funny way, I learned this lesson too, and writing You, Jane helped me figure it out. We can let fear of loss paralyze us, we can try to control other people’s feelings, we can hide behind excuses, or we can open our hearts to the universe and welcome what it brings.
As I wrote You, Jane, I opened my own heart, and the universe brought a new love into my life. But I also realized that love has many forms. Romance is only one of them. Friends, family, and of course, our dogs also bring love of equal importance.
Post a comment about how love finds its way to you, and on February 12 I will select one commenter to win a You, Jane notebook – perfect for writing your own happy ending. Don’t forget to include your email address!
Jane Margaret Blake’s problem isn’t her drinking. Sure, she’s missing work, and forgetting she’s already fed her cat, who’s getting a little fat. But Jane’s real problem is the reason she drinks: she writes stories that come true and wreak havoc in her life.
In her “fables” animals, people, angels, and the Universe itself conspire to destroy Jane’s last chance to be with her old love, or, just maybe, to bring her into the arms of a new love. Years ago, a fable pushed Jane’s best friend Charlie into marrying another woman. Now another fable shoves Charlie’s little boy in front of an angry dog – or worse, a wicked spirit bent on getting Jane and Charlie to face the truths they’ve spent a lifetime avoiding.
As her drinking and writing spiral out of control, Jane must finally discover how to write her own happy ending.
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