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I just got the sweetest gift from reader and friend Lynn Postlewait – scented pens with fine-tip points!

I just got the sweetest gift from reader and friend Lynn Postlewait – scented pens with fine-tip points! I only write well with fine tips, so I thought I wouldn’t be able to play like this editing my manuscript, but now I can! And it came at the perfect time – when I am exhausted, doing one last (light) edit of my manuscript before I send it to my agent, and dealing with heavy content that draws on my own trauma. So a little bit of scented fun is delightful and lightening my mood!

Did I mention that I love pens? And scented pens? And being able to play and to work? Fun! Thank you, Lynn!

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I am delighted that #YAlit author Jamie Deacon, who also writes about #LGBTQIA teens who struggle,

I am delighted that #YAlit author Jamie Deacon, who also writes about #LGBTQIA teens who struggle, included SCARS in their list of 10 YA LGBT+ Novels To Read For Mental Health Awareness Week. You can check out all their recommended books as well as the books they’ve written at http://www.jamiedeacon.com/10-ya-lgbt-novels-to-read-for-mental-health-awareness-week/

#yalgbtbooks #yalgbtq #YAlitmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #letstalkaboutit #letstalkaboutmentalhealth #youareenough
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If you’re having a hard time this Mother’s Day you are not alone, and I see you.

If you’re having a hard time this Mother’s Day you are not alone, and I see you. Mother’s Day can be hard for so many of us–those of us who had abusive mothers, those who had good mothers but have lost them, those who want to be mothers but can’t, those who were forced to be mothers, those who are caretakers for their sick or dying mothers, those who have lost their children, those who have strained relationships with their children, and anything else that I’ve forgotten that makes it hard.

If this day is hard for you I hope you do whatever you need to do to take good, gentle care of you. Get a snuggle from a pet, get a hug from a friend, call or text someone, use positive distraction, whatever works for you. Today I’m using positive distraction strongly, watching movies and eating chocolate, going for a walk, cuddling with Petal, and staying aware that my depression and pain are from my past trauma.

I’m also trying to remind myself of the positives, of Petal who is like a baby to me, of Jean my therapist who is like a mom to me, of my close friends who are my chosen family, of my published books that give me a voice and that help other people, and of all the lovely readers who let me know that my books help them.

If you are having a hard day today, I hope that your struggling eases, that your mood lift, and that you find comfort.

#csa #SAAM #traumasurvivor #incestsurvivor #trauma #healing
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Two tired gals.

Two tired gals.

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It is always such a delight when booklovers and readers find my books,

It is always such a delight when booklovers and readers find my books, and when they share about them. Thank you @elizabeth_sagan ! (hugging you) 🌈

If you love books and haven’t checked out Elizabeth’s account yet on Instagram, go look! She creates some of the most beautiful, stunning, creative photos with books that I’ve ever seen.

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I just finished the edit of my manuscript based on feedback from my agent!

I just finished the edit of my manuscript based on feedback from my agent! At least on paper. Now I have to type up all the new scenes, rewritten scenes, and threads that I have throughout the manuscript. Then I will print it all out and read through it once more to make sure that all the threads and timeline make sense, that I like everything that I’ve added, and that I haven’t introduced any errors. Then it goes out to my fabulous agent Jennifer Wills (unless I send it at the typed stage). I finished the edit today wearing this gorgeous book T-shirt: Easily Distracted By Books, a gift from Lynn Postlewait, and of course with the company of my sweet little Petal. And with chocolate and natural energy drinks throughout!

I am so excited about this edit. I hope it gets published, and I hope that once it does that you are moved and gripped by it. It’s another YA psychological suspense like SCARS and STAINED, only it has even more of my own trauma and healing experience than they do. I can’t wait for the day that I can share it!

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Warm sun, cool breeze Bright blue sky

Warm sun, cool breeze
Bright blue sky
Swaying green leaves
Mini editing break
With Petal

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It’s such a delight to hear from readers that they love my books,

It’s such a delight to hear from readers that they love my books, have read them multiple times, and have picked up more of my books! It’s also a delight to see photos of my books in the wild! (beaming) I so appreciate this photo and comment from reader Amanda, @gamer__xoxo_ on Instagram.

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Editing outside with Petal

Editing outside with Petal for a bit. It’s so nice to be able to!

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A number of teen readers have messaged me lately in distress, feeling that they don’t matter, that their lives don’t matter.

A number of teen readers have messaged me lately in distress, feeling that they don’t matter, that their lives don’t matter. I know that feeling well – but please remember that you matter, that your life has worth, and that things will get better. It may not feel like it right now, but it will. But you have to be here to see it get better.

If you are feeling suicidal or like hurting yourself, please reach out to crisis lines, and please read my Reasons Not To Kill Yourself. I have been there so many times because of the trauma from the torture and abuse. But despair and depression can pass, and the effects of trauma can lessen, and things get better. I am grateful that I am here now, and you can be, too. Please take good, gentle care of yourself.
You can read my post and download a copy here: http://cherylrainfield.com/blog/index.php/2012/07/21/if-youre-thinking-of-suicide/

You can find my Reasons Not To Hurt Yourself post here: http://cherylrainfield.com/blog/index.php/2011/05/06/reasons-not-to-hurt-yourself/

You can find some good crisis lines here:http://www.crisistextline.org/get-help-now/

Please share this; someone you know might need it.

#suicideprevention #suicideawareness #suicide #selfharm #selfinjury #trauma #csa #MeToo #saam
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