by Noelle Rahn-Johnson
I want to share a little about me, to let you know where my brain goes at the time of writing a book. My writing process just is. No explanation for it. I have an idea for a story and let it flow out and into the laptop.
I get my brain in a zone to write by listening to music through my earbuds on my iPhone. The trilogy I handpicked, or my daughter and I handpicked songs that fit a situation, or reminded me of what was happening at that time of the book.
I would listen to Red- Pieces over and over again for hours in my ears, just to block any outside noise. Kids shouting, playing, dogs barking, cat hissing or a husband wondering ‘what’s for dinner?’ I blocked it all out and wrote sitting at my kitchen table.
In the summer or warmer months, I sat in the 3 season porch, room playroom sunroom. Whatever you want to call it. I wrote there. Now I have a small desk, its facing the lake and kind of peaceful. Even though it’s in the living room.
I have a music play list I listen to while writing the trilogy. In Pieces has its own songs, Shattered Pieces and Broken Pieces have their own separate list of songs I listen to. It helps me ‘see’ the characters, what they’re doing, where they are. I ‘feel’ the mood, if you will. I write almost every day. A few hours every day and I love it. It’s my stress reliever.
I click with the characters in the Pieces Trilogy, I’ve lived through some of the scenes written about. It was hard to write about personal issues but it was also cleansing if you will. I will never forget these 3 books, they are my first baby and the characters have become my friends as well. Even though they exist in my head and on paper.
Thanks for joining me today. Have a great day and happy reading.
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Noelle's Newest Release: Shattered Pieces
Colton's holding me tight as we slow dance. He tilts my head back and lowers his lips to mine. He's a friend, I can't do this. I push him away and run out into the night hearing him calling after me. What did I just do?
I've been shattered in the past. I'm better now but my heart is still healing. Can I go there again? Love Colton and risk my heart? Can I trust him to not shatter me?
My heart is saying 'kiss her, kiss her while my brain is saying 'just be friends and wait for her to be ready.' My heart is winning. What did I just do?
I'm a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy. But when I'm with Betsey Ann, she's a love 'em and keep 'em kind of girl.
Can I piece her shattered heart back together again and make her love me?
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