A Day in the Life of a Writer via Twitter by Jina Bacarr

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A friend recently asked me if I journal.

Wow, a question that struck a cord in me. I haven’t kept a journal in years. I’ve got stacks of journals and diaries from high school, college, etc., but I spend so much writing stories, I stopped writing down my thoughts.

Then I realized I do journal in a way.

I tweet.

I don’t mean the promo tweets or the pretty graphics I love to put together for my books.

I mean the “here’s where I’m at in writing…” tweets.

So this month, I put together my favorite “journal tweets” for you. (I left out the hashtags.) It’s not easy putting your heart and soul into 140 characters, but hey, it’s convenient, like having a cell phone instead of a landline in our digital world.

It works when the power goes out…

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Jina’s tweets:

1 — best part abt wearing tight jeans when you’re writing..can’t move so you keep your butt where it belongs..in the chair

2 — Reading aloud edited version of your story is like sex: too slow and you’ll never get there; too fast and you won’t remember it. 

3 — how much of a part do our memories play in writing our stories? performing in Italy inspired my Royal Magic story
4 — is imagination the most important tool in the writer’s toolbox — or is craft more important? What do you think? 
 
5 — writing a novel is like watching your roots grow out…painful and oh so slow, but always, always fixable!

   

6 — Writing sexy romance is like taking off a pair of black silk stockings, inch by inch: the slow reveal is way more sexy 
7 —  the waiting game with yr m/s…you submit…you wait..kinda like dating It can break your heart…but you do it anyway

8 — I have a secret: I keep telling myself “just one more edit” of m/s — which have now turned into 6. Why is it so hard to let go?

9 —  this writer and her m/s have finally parted–re: earlier tweet today, I submitted my story tonight to the publisher!

   

10 — writing is always hard work…grueling actually…you want to quit…then you get a 5 star review on your last book and you cry…

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Website: www.jinabacarr.com
Blog: www.jinabacarr.wordpress.com
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Getting clean ain’t easy…even for a princess

Zoey’s story from Royal Dare coming in October 2016: ROYAL BRIDE

The magic is in his kiss… 
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LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

I’d love to hear from you. You can find me on social media:

www.facebook.com/JinaBacarr.author


Author Details
I discovered early on that I inherited the gift of the gab from my large Irish family when I penned a story about a princess who ran away to Paris with her pet turtle Lulu. I was twelve. I grew up listening to their wild, outlandish tales and it was those early years of storytelling that led to my love of history and traveling. I enjoy writing to classical music with a hot cup of java by my side. I adore dark chocolate truffles, vintage anything, the smell of bread baking and rainy days in museums. I’ve always loved walking through history—from Pompeii to Verdun to Old Paris. The voices of the past speak to me through carriages with cracked leather seats, stiff ivory-colored crinolines, and worn satin slippers. I’ve always wondered what it was like to walk in those slippers when they were new.

LOVE ME FOREVER

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TITANIC RHAPSODY

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PRINCESS MOONGLOW

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ROYAL DARE

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ROYAL BRIDE

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ROYAL KISS

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ROYAL MAGIC

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THE CHRISTMAS PIANO TREE

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A SOLDIER’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

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A SOLDIER’S ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

A NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS CAROL

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A NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS CAROL

CRYSTAL GIRL

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I discovered early on that I inherited the gift of the gab from my large Irish family when I penned a story about a princess who ran away to Paris with her pet turtle Lulu. I was twelve. I grew up listening to their wild, outlandish tales and it was those early years of storytelling that led to my love of history and traveling. I enjoy writing to classical music with a hot cup of java by my side. I adore dark chocolate truffles, vintage anything, the smell of bread baking and rainy days in museums. I’ve always loved walking through history—from Pompeii to Verdun to Old Paris. The voices of the past speak to me through carriages with cracked leather seats, stiff ivory-colored crinolines, and worn satin slippers. I’ve always wondered what it was like to walk in those slippers when they were new.

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