Thanks so much to Jennifer Burrows for visiting today. I hope everyone enjoys the post and takes some time to check out her new book, A Shot in the Dark.
Inspiration To Your Writing
I can’t pinpoint one thing that inspires me to write. So many factors play into it. I typically get an idea that pops in my head. For example, I was sitting on a train traveling through the Italian countryside when an idea hit me. From there, I began to develop a story in my head and then I put it to paper in an outline form. I get so excited I want to get the entire story down on paper. I have to refrain myself so I can stay focused on the current project and then pick up the new idea at a later date. By the way, the Italian countryside story will be the next book I write.
Many times, my writing has to do with what social or emotional things are going on in my life at the time. With my next book, Into the Light, I was dealing with some family issues. So, there are family issues Laney has to deal with throughout her story. And while these aren’t the same family issues I was having, it was a good outlet in which to release some bottled up energy. I guess you could say I project my issues onto my characters.
Another inspiration is the love for my characters. When I fall in love with them, I want to write about them and not stop until their story is finished. I get in a mode where I can feel their emotions. I get totally wrapped up in them and their lives. It sometimes feels as though I’m a part of the story. My husband thinks I’m just being moody. But no, I’m actually living out a fake characters life.
Finally, I just love to write. I can write about anything. You give me a topic and I can make up and grandiose story about it. It’s really fun and a way to escape my boring life. And when my friends read my story and their faces light up telling me how much they loved a certain part, it makes it all worth while.
Title: A Shot In The Dark
Author: Jennifer Burrows
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Number of Pages: 253
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Most of the patients that are brought to the trauma bay in the ER remain nameless, and for the most part, faceless. For Laney Pearson and the rest of the staff, this makes it easier to move past the senseless death and destruction that they see on an almost daily basis. But all of that changes for Laney when she finds herself trying to pump the life back into a young motorcycle rider who arrives by helicopter more dead than alive.
Skyler Smith has all the makings of the next great motocross rider, right up until he crashes while trying to perform the trick that will secure his future. From the time his motionless body is lifted off the track, the question becomes not when his next race takes place, but whether he will live to see another day. And now there is mounting evidence that the tragedy was no accident
Laney can never envision this boy’s crash and the ensuing investigation will have such an impact on her own life, but in the days that follow, she discovers a life within her she never knew existed. While the police sort through the mounting evidence from the crash, Laney has to sort through her own feelings for the handsome trauma surgeon that she previously never gave a second thought. Is he really as charming as he seems, or is there another reality hiding beneath the surface? And just how long has he been watching her?
Jennifer Burrows is a Registered Nurse who holds a Master's degree in Nursing Administration. Emergency room nursing is her passion. "A Shot in the Dark" is her first novel. She is currently working on the sequel "Into the Light."
Jennifer currently resides in Southern California with her husband and their three amazing boys, two dogs, too many fish to count, and a desert tortoise.
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