THE FIRST TIME… | Jennifer Probst


  1. Wonderful, as always.

  2. Aren’t the first kisses always a disappointment. We bumped noses and his bled. The next time was better. Then he grew up and became a priest.

  3. Aimee Carson says:

    Awesome post, Jen!! I really like the idea of exploring all of these “firsts” for my characters. Interestingly enough, I don’t think I’ve every explored one of my character’s “first” successes.

    And kissing done well is melt-your-knees incredible. Done poorly, it’s just gross.

  4. Regina Richards says:

    Great post, Jen. It really made me think about how defining firsts (both positive and negative) have been in my life. I ‘d never considered doing that with my character studies. Great idea.

    • jennifer121 says:

      Thanks, Regina, so nice to see you here! I agree – both negative and postive factors have a large influence on people and should be thought of now and then.

  5. Carol says:

    I think ‘firsts’ are so rich with story. I once took a writing class where we were asked to write the first thing that came into our heads when we heard the words ‘the first time’. I wrote about the first time I saw a positive pregnancy test. Wow! I hope one day to know your joy on publishing your first book! Great post.

    • jennifer121 says:

      HI Carol, I am so glad you stopped by and I think that is a great exercise in a writing class. We forgot how our first experiences affect us and our growth. I know you will have the same experience one day with holding your book in your hand on on your kindle! Just never give up.

  6. Theresa says:

    Wow Jen you really had me going there for am minute your firsts huh? First kiss, hmm all I remember is we were kissing and I was like we should be doing this lol!! I even think when I am kissing scary but true!!!!! I am waiting which I know will HAPPEN sooner than later I go on line for you to sign a copy of your first novel and I can say yes that is my buddy Jen love you girl!!!

  7. Hi Jen!
    I’m late to the party. When your post first started I was imagining myself in the front seat of my car with….. But then I read the second paragraph. And, well, you know damn well what I thought you were talking about!!!

    Firsts are exhilarating! As we get older we experience fewer firsts, but they are no less exciting!

    • jennifer121 says:

      Wendy, you are never late to the party! Good, that is what I wanted you to imagine! And I agree, firsts are less frequent but just as exciting and appreciated when one comes!

  8. Lori Dyan says:

    I’m so happy we’ve found each other, Jen! I love the “firsts” idea…too many to mention (some good, some kinda sucky)…

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