Monthly Archives: February 2019

My sweet author assistant keeping me company as I write

My sweet author assistant keeping me company as I write, resting her head on her favourite toy. I love this little girl.

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If you have a dream, I hope you go after it.

If you have a dream, I hope you go after it. If your dream makes you feel happier, or more alive, or if it feels like what you need to be doing, then I hope you keep after it.

It can take a while to get success; it usually doesn’t happen overnight. It took me more than 10 years and hundreds of rejections from editors and agents to get SCARS published. I knew I was going to get rejections. I’d researched it, and I expected it.

For the first 8 years or so I was doing okay, but then 9 years into it and 10 years into it I felt so much depression and so much despair. I wanted to give up–but I couldn’t.

If I had given up then SCARS wouldn’t have been published, and it wouldn’t have reached people and brought healing. So if you have a dream, if there’s something you feel like you need to do, then I hope you don’t give up on it. I hope you don’t give up on you. Keep after your dream.

Love to you, Cheryl Rainfield, author of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED.
#folloeyourdream #dontgiveup #positivevibes #positivemessages #loveisstronger #lovetrumpshate
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The new EMOTION THESAURUS can help you grip readers.

Emotion is really important in writing fiction; it powers characters and scenes, is at the heart of every story that matters, and is key to getting your readers to feel and to care about your characters. So writing emotion well … Continue reading

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I’m so happy!

I’m so happy! I’ve got good news. I can’t share it yet, but meanwhile I went singing around the apartment with Petal. I love good things happening! 🌈

Wishing you all good news of your own.
#happy
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It always feels so good when readers love my books and let others know –

It always feels so good when readers love my books and let others know – and even more when they see a need for my books, when they know my books can help others feel less alone, stop hurting themselves, know they are strong, and heal. Books are such a safe and powerful way to explore painful issues and be reminded of our own strength.
So I was delighted when reader Linda Hall-Webster posted this. Thank you for your generosity, Linda, in buying a copy for your library, too! You are a sweetheart.
From Linda Hall-Webster: “One of my favorites! Found it in the wild and had to grab it – Cheryl Rainfield, I knew I’d find one . ❤

This is actually my second copy purchased for myself. The first I donated to the library I used to work at because I knew it needed to be there. ❤
This work resonates with me for various reasons, mainly it’s a great story of over coming strife, leaning to trust not only yourself, your thoughts and memories too and that over all love is stronger than anything.” #cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks #bookstagram #bookrecs #scars #hunted #STAINED #selfharm #selfinjury #cutting #sexualabuse #trauma #healing #MeToo #csa #sexualassault
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In case you need to hear this: I believe in you.

In case you need to hear this: I believe in you.

I believe in the goodness inside you.

I believe in your strength.

I believe in your ability to cope on a hard day, and celebrate on a good day.

I believe in you.

And I know that you can get through hard times.

If anyone’s ever told you differently, if anyone’s ever told you that they don’t believe in you or they told you negative things, I hope that you let that just wash off you and drift away.

Because here and now, I believe in you.

And other people will too.

Much love to you all, Cheryl Rainfield, author of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED.

#ibelieveinyou #positivevibes #positiveaffirmations #loveisstronger #lovetrumpshate #lovealwayswins
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I am SO looking forward to reading THE MOON WATCHED IT ALL

I am SO looking forward to reading THE MOON WATCHED IT ALL written by Shelley A. Leedahl, illustrated by @aino_anto_illustration ! I have loved Aino’s gorgeous, beautifully rendered art for years, so I’m excited to read this book! I love picture books. They bring me such joy…. #ainoanto #shelleyaleedahl #themoonwatcheditall #picturebooks #kidlit #kidlitillustration #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookworm #booknerd Continue reading

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I know I’m doing something good when I start getting trolls.

I know I’m doing something good when I start getting trolls. A troll posted a rainbow flag beneath a crossed-out sign on my You Don’t Deserve To Be Hurt video on Instagram.
I blocked them (which deleted their comment). It was funny because I didn’t mention #LGBTQ content in that video – although I AM always out/proud

I find it interesting that he left a homophobic comment on that video – reminding survivors and everyone that they don’t deserve to be hurt by anyone. Unless he chose randomly, that means he found something in my message threatening. Avoiding abuse & self-abuse IS political.

Because abuse keeps those with power in power, and keeps those that are oppressed oppressed. Finding ways to escape abuse, including self-abuse that we’ve been taught, is not just healing, it is revolutionary and political.

Keep taking good care of yourself!

#BelieveSurvivors #istandwithyou #ibelieveyou #lovetrumpshate #lovealwayswins
#selflove #loveyourself #lgbtqia
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I know I’m doing something good when I start getting trolls.

A troll posted a rainbow flag beneath a crossed-out sign on my You Don’t Deserve To Be Hurt video on Instagram. (I also posted the video here, on FB, an YouTube.) I blocked them. It was funny because I didn’t … Continue reading

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#Writers – the second (expanded) edition of THE EMOTION THESAURUS by Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman releases today! And don’t miss the mega-giveaway!

If you’re a writer, this is exciting news! The first edition of THE EMOTION THESAURUS was incredibly helpful and awesome all on its own, but this second, expanded edition has SO much more, with 55 new entries and double the … Continue reading

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