FREE! Please Read! Username: Bladen First Two Chapters!!!

REVIEWS: READING is SO much fun! Please take the time to read these first two chapters of Username: Bladen. If you like them and want to read more, I’ll send you a FREE copy of the full manuscript before publishing in exchange for a book review! Just send me a message on any of my sites! Thanks for stopping by!!

Heart Of Fiction: Bloggin' A Book

FREE! Please Read! Username: Bladen First Two Chapters!!!

Here’s the first two chapters from my manuscript, before publishing. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sweet Freedom

Sometimes life is like jumping out of an airplane and hoping the freaking parachute deploys. You know, the adrenaline kicks in like mad; the heart pumps so fast it feels like there’s no pause between the beats; you pray you don’t have to use the reserve chute, and all because nobody wants to be mutilated on the ground and kiss life goodbye.
That’s what happened to me. I made a choice like jumping out of an airplane … with the chute. It all started the day I took off for my freshman year in college. I was in my bedroom saying good-bye to the sentimental and packing the purely functional when my iPhone rang in an unusual tone. I picked it up off of my tall oak dresser…

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About jvcarrwriterauthor

Everybody has realistic dreams, ones that start with a seed in the heart, are watered, then grow. Well...I finally published my dream, my young adult novel entitled Username: Bladen. The idea to write it literally struck me in the darkness of the night. I began this project not too long ago, though now it feels like forever. This book, in its original manuscript form, meandered down a typical publishing path in many ways, until it recently settled (Yay!) on the shelves of cyberspace. Soon, I hope it will find a happy home on the shelves of many book lovers, in a real home not just a virtual one. After all who doesn't like to see their dreams come true? Today, with the technological advances that we enjoy, dreams of publishing are well within a writer's grasp. Every mom, much to their chagrin, experiences sleepless nights. With six kids, I honestly can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Typically, when I wake up and can't fall back to sleep, I think too much about things, meditate, or pray. One night as I was praying, the plot for Username: Bladen literally flooded my thoughts. I got so excited about it that I decided to sit down and write and write and write. I spent a lot of time learning about publishing. I joined forums and writers' groups. When I finished my manuscript, I entered it into The Sandy Writing contest, which was a terrific learning experience. I didn't win, but one judge loved my story and gave me almost a perfect score. That gave me a lot of encouragement. I also queried it a little, and am amazed by how much I learned and loved the process. I know nobody likes rejection letters, but I appreciated the personal letters I received from agents that gave me insight into why they rejected my manuscript. Then finally, after I learned that publishers don't have a lot of shelf room for young adult novels with a male protagonist, I decided to stop querying and publish through Westbow. I found an extremely talented editor, and rather quickly finished the process of publishing my book. I couldn't be happier with the final result. If anyone has a story to tell, are willing to be diligent, and have a dream to be a published author, you can do it! Believe in yourself and make your dream come true!
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