Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Welcome Back Guest Spotlight Author Jennifer Labelle

Welcome everyone!!
Today we're gonna change things up a bit. 
Jennifer Labelle is here and she's going to take the wheel and drive us around for a while today. I'll be here in the back of the limo, sippin' champagne and nibbling on some fresh strawberries. Ahh, ain't life great???
Here's a look at her book, "Meant to Be"!!

Jenna Baker is shaken up after her recovery with a near death experience. As if, being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. Could she be losing her mind? She finally moves on, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear.
 After the shocking task of convincing Jenna that she’s not seeing his ghost, Tyler becomes overwhelmed with guilt for saving himself and leaving her to almost die. Jenna’s recovery takes its toll while Tyler’s vulnerability gets the best of him. He’s harbouring secrets that will devastate her and as Jenna unravels the truth her life takes an unexpected journey. 
Welcome, Jennifer! The floor is yours....
The Screaming Voices
I love my mind, love that I am blessed with a unique imagination, and that I can express myself so freely when I need to. I feel very blessed to be a newly published author, and to have met so many great, established, new, and still inspiring authors on the loops over these last few months. Not to mention, my wonderful supporters, and Meant To Be’s readers. I appreciate you all. It’s been busy, yet amazing and I’m still on cloud nine, and looking forward to the day I get another acceptance. Believe me I’m working on it, but here is my present situation...
          You’re trying to complete one story, when right in the middle of it there is another screaming at you to get out. I’ve continuously experienced it, and have been hearing it a lot lately over the loops. I currently have four novels on the go that I keep going back and forth with, sigh. (Not including the hundreds more that are lodged in the brain, or in another folder saved on my computer awaiting my start on them.) They play out in my mind scene by scene as if I’m watching a movie, and it always happens unintentionally out of the blue. The life of a writer, gotta love it, right? I do.
I’m a plotter by nature. I like to plan things out, and have an outline. It helps later on so you don’t miss out on anything, but despite it I always find that the plot changes once the characters come to life to keep me on my toes. I love that I get to create many lives, and have the ability to fall in love with them over and over. I get excited about them all, but how do you determine which one to stick with? My answer is the one that screams at me the loudest. The one that dominates my thoughts while the others get crammed into said idea folder that I talked about earlier.
My present dilemma is that I have more than one presently dominating my mind, hence the four novels on the go. I keep telling myself I’ll get around to finishing them, and I will. I just now have to kick myself in the butt, and stick with one at a time so I can actually get them ready to submit, instead of juggling back and forth making the process longer.
How do you deal with your screaming voices and unforgettable plotlines?

I just wanted to thank Robin again for hosting me this week. And, as a thank you to you, I’ll be giving away one free copy of Meant To Be in PDF format. I need followers so here’s what I propose:
Leave comments, follow this blog, my Facebook fan page, and follow me on Twitter. That’s it! I’ll be picking the lucky winner on Saturday March, 19. Don’t forget to leave your email address, so I can send the pdf ebook version to the one lucky winner.
And, for those of you interested in learning more about me, a link to my website.
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  1. Hi Jennifer - Congratulations on your release - ain't being published grand (smile). Then before you can take a breath you're on to the next book. I get it - what I find I do is make lots of notes. When I'm work on one and don't want to lose a scene for another - I pen it down, although you could keep a running note document on the computer. Hmmm. Thanks for sharing your joy!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Kay Dee, it's great to meet you. Don't forget to post your email address to be entered to win a copy of Meant To Be. I'll be picking someone at the end of the week.

  3. Jennifer!!
    Great post! So glad to have you as my guest. You're welcome anytime, honey bunch!! I cant wait to see Thursday and Friday's posts!! ;-)

  4. Stopping to give a little love to both of you.

    Shared you Jennifer on facebook and twitter about you. Put message on my facebook page to come and visit you and your site. Will repost for you and Robin tonight when I get home from work.

    Teresa K.
    Love you,

  5. Ah, the voices. I'm familiar with them and this post rings so true with me.

    I'd say I pay attention to the loudest voice, but then my characters tend to be loud and brash the whole lot of them, so I've developed a system called ignoring the buggers. Hasn't really worked yet...some kinks need working out, but any day now ;)

  6. LOL, Avril. I thought you all would relate to this one. Thanks for stopping by today!