Why Writing is a Form of Personal Therapy
Writing istherapy. Anyone who tells you different is a dirty liar.
I try to do “morning pages” every day, which is a daily writing exercise that I picked up from Julia Cameron’s The Right to Write. I handwrite around three pages, usually at night when I have more quiet time, and I write about anything. The easiest way for me to get started is by focusing on the most pressing issues in my life at that time. I usually get about half way through my three-page goal before my thoughts stray, and I begin to draw parallels between what I’m dealing with personally and what my characters are facing.
While my stories are far from autobiographical, being able to weave thoughts, feelings and elements from my real world into my fiction can be very cathartic. Relegating problems and feelings to the page is a good way to work through them, and letting my characters own and navigate them in different ways is one of my absolute favorite things about writing. If I’m having a bad day, maybe my heroine will too. Then maybe her hero will buy her some sexy lingerie. I’m feeling better already. How about you?
Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who seems determined to derail her presentation.
Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more than to possess her since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if it means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.
But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create
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About the Author
Meredith Wild picked up her first romance novel at the tender age of twelve, and shortly after put pen to word processor and made her first attempt at writing a love story inspired by those she so enjoyed reading well past her bedtime.
Her dream of writing took a back seat to college, parenthood and eventually entrepreneurship, which led her into the fast-paced and male-dominated high tech industry. With enough life experience for a few lifetimes, she now devotes her hours to writing contemporary adult romance, with a hint of kink.
Her debut novel Hardwired tells the story of billionaire bad boy, Blake Landon, and the object of his obsession, strong-willed tech startup CEO, Erica Hathaway. Hardwired will be the first of the Hardwired Series, while writing is underway for the second installment, Hardpressed.
When she isn’t writing or mothering, Meredith can be found sunbathing with an adult beverage.