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Writing Truths on Release Day by Jennifer Probst

May 31, 2016


It’s my release day.

Everywhere and Every Way is live everywhere – in paperback and digital forms – and the start of a brand new HGTV inspired romance series. Think Property Brothers. Talk about inspiration…

It’s so very hard to try and express how a writer feels when her book goes live. I compare it to watching one of your children go out in the world and be their own person. Suddenly, you realize you may have birthed them, but they belong to themselves.

Same as a book. From creation and birth, to the hard teen years of the sagging middle, to endless revisions to make sure they can live and thrive on their own, this book has a special place because it’s the beginning of a brand new world that completely captivated me.

Diving into a new series is scary and exhilarating. I so want everyone to love the book as much as I did.

I also know everyone can’t. That would just be…weird. Like living in a Stepford world where nothing goes wrong.

NYT Bestselling Author Bob Mayer once told me this: “Once the book is published, it no longer belongs to you. It belongs to the world.”

He’s right. I can only watch from afar and hope my book is loved. I feel like I worked as hard as I possibly could, and regret nothing.

Still, I haven’t slept in two days, and my stomach feels like I’m ready to take a final in high school!

And that is why writing also takes a leap of faith. Like motherhood. Or anything else really beautiful and worthy in this life. So, I’m stepping back, concentrating on the new book I’m currently birthing, and need to trust whatever happens it will all be okay.

Thank you for all your wonderful reviews, social media support, and telling all your friends about this book. Without you, there would be no stories to tell.

Or, I’d tell them only to my dog.


Also hop over to my Author Facebook Page for an amazing Rafflecopter contest to win a copy of the Property Brother’s Dream Home book and other goodies!



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