There are so many cool aspects about writing, but one of my favorites is learning something new. I just wrote a chapter in my work-in-progress Aced where the hero attends confession with a priest. I like to write moments when my characters grow and challenge dysfunctional behaviors. Typically this involves throwing my characters into therapy. But Aced's hero Alejandro is a Catholic Latino good boy, and I wanted to try a new space for healing and development outside the therapy office. Although I attended Notre Dame for grad school, I'm not Catholic, and I've never experienced confession myself. Luckily, my critique partner is Catholic, and she provided a helpful linkexplaining the process. I also found this list of sins that blew me away. Jeez... I sin all the time! Did you know that pirating ebooks is a sin? :-o Both confession and therapy involve reflection and sharing secrets. But one unique part of confession is FORGIVENESS. I love the idea of seeking God's mercy in an effort to forgive ourselves. What cool stuff have you learned through writing?
Hi, I'm Jen, psychologist/author (psycho author) in Columbus, Ohio. I write sports romance and romantic suspense with a psychological twist. My latest release is sports romance SPIKED (Blocked #3). I love laughing, swimming, and volleyball.