Guest Post with Sarah-Jane Lehoux
What Helps Her Write
If you do a Google search on writing, you will find hundreds if not thousands of posts on how to beat writer’s block. Guess what? I don’t believe in writer’s block. I believe in hard work and maintaining motivation. Sometimes it can feel impossible to just sit down and let the words flow out of you, but you know what? I couldn’t run a marathon without practicing first, and that is exactly what writing is like.
Writing is exercise for your brain. You have to do it on a regular basis, even when you don’t feel like it, to see any appreciable results. So I approach writing like I approach a physical workout: lots of high energy music, lots of water, and lots of cursing.
But the amazing thing is that it does get easier. It becomes routine. It becomes something that you HAVE to do in order for your day to feel complete. Even if all you end up writing is utter garbage, it’s still working that great big grey muscle in your noggin.
Another thing that’s a must: support from your loved ones. Sometimes you need a cheerleader to boost your morale or give you a good swift kick in the bum. My husband is my biggest support system and always ready to tell me to stop whining and just do it!
Coddling yourself with thoughts of “Oh, I can’t write because I have writer’s block right now,” is the single biggest obstacle you have to get over if you ever want to call yourself a true writer.
Happily Ever After Doesn't Come Without a Price
In the crumbling city of Eloria, there are two indisputable facts. First, everyone has a dream. Secret, seemingly unattainable, altogether irresistible, it is the kind of dream that aches and, at times, burns. For most, it will forever remain a teasing enigma, but there are those for whom dreams grow into obsession. Which brings us to the second indisputable fact: everyone has a price. Protestations of morality have little meaning when confronted with the all-consuming passion of the soul. Better judgment is pushed aside for the chance to obtain the unobtainable. The only question remaining is just how much a person is willing to sacrifice in order to get what they want.
Sevy has always been a quick study in the wicked ways of Eloria. Since childhood, she has eked out a living for herself with the help of her sticky fingers and her indomitable spirit. She has no qualms about taking what she desires, and when the unrequited love of her life is mysteriously murdered, Sevy will stop at nothing to get him back. Elvish black magic, necromancy and demonic pacts are of little consequence if it means she can once again have her beloved at her side. But is she willing to murder her only friend to get the job done? Is there a line that even this selfish, self-proclaimed bitch is not prepared to cross?
Shades of War
There is More Than One Road to Redemption
Sometimes the past can't be forgotten. Sometimes the truth refuses to be buried. And sometimes the dead won't stay dead.
It began as a simple request: Journey to the Northern Jungles and bring a wayward son back to the safety of his farm and family before the racial tension that is building between humans and dark elves erupts into civil war. But life is never simple for Sevy, and she soon finds herself entangled in a bloody battle of good versus evil, love versus hate.
Old friends and enemies reunite, familial bonds are broken, and loyalty is tested. And in the midst of the steamy, sultry jungles, the ghosts of a serial killer's victims come out to play. Sevy, as petulant and irascible as ever, must overcome her personal demons in order to expose a madman and bring peace back to the kingdom. But just how much of her sanity must she sacrifice to help her friends? And how can she save anyone when she can't even save her own soul?
Never Trust a Liar, especially when they're telling the truth.
Starting over isn’t easy, especially when the world isn’t ready for you to change. Sevy, thief turned assassin turned mercenary, isn’t having any fun adjusting to a normal, law-abiding life. Luckily for her, an old partner in crime arrives with an irresistible proposition: a getaway to a tropical island, an adventure of a lifetime, and an amazing friendship ready to blossom into an even more amazing romance.
Things are looking up for Sevy. That is, until a pack of maniacal fairies with a taste for human flesh arrive on the scene.
Now she must unravel a web of magical intrigue hidden behind the outwardly idyllic atmosphere of the islands of Belakarta. Nothing is as it seems, and no one can be trusted. Trapped under the spell of a handsome and mysterious stranger, Sevy must fight fairies and tricksters to regain her freedom.
Or spend an eternity as a sorcerer’s plaything.
Sarah-Jane Lehoux has always had a passion for storytelling. From grade school tales of cannibalistic ghosts, to teenaged conversations with God, to her rebellion against adulthood with fantasy kingdoms and fairy magic, she has attempted to share her love of the quirky and unconventional with her readers.
She currently resides in Southern Ontario with her husband and her horde of Machiavellian cats. In addition to her own writing, Sarah-Jane works as an editor and freelance cover artist.
Sarah-Jane Lehoux is currently celebrating the re-launch of The Sevy Series. Originally published in 2010, readers have called the series imaginative, captivating, beautifully detailed, and an emotional roller coaster. The eponymous main character of the books battles demons and dragons, ghosts and ghouls, fairies and fiends. Sound exciting? You bet your sweet bippy! Follow Sarah-Jane’s blog tour to read guest posts, interviews, excerpts and enter to win free copies of the series! Also get sneak peeks at the artwork for the upcoming Sevy Series Graphic Novels!!
To have a chance to win an entire set of The Sevy Series eBooks, just leave a comment about the guest post or the books, Good luck! ^^