Identity Crisis #amwriting #life #mgtab

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Lately, I’ve been questioning my ability as a writer and it’s left me feeling lost and depressed.

Do you ever doubt yourself?

I think it began with the big change in our lives this summer. As many of you know, my daughter and grandson have moved over six thousand km away so she can continue with her dream to become a marine biologist.

While I’m incredibly proud of her, it’s also left a big gap in my days. I’m used to being there for my grandson, often picking him up for lacrosse or hockey or swimming practice.

He’s a key part of our lives and we are lost without him.

I’m empty inside and find it increasingly hard to put words on the page. I hope this is a short term thing, I mean it’s not like I can’t text or FaceTime him whenever I want. But, it’s not the same, either.

I’ve been working on a holiday novella for our Love, Christmas 2 collection set around the theme of our favorite holiday movies. Mine is Mistletoe Inn, taken from the Hallmark® movie, The Mistletoe Inn.

Here’s a short preview


For my story I’ve adapted the inn as more of a bed and breakfast with my hero as a scarred, bitter loner that the heroine, Molly McCarty, falls in love with.




Molly McCarty has picked up roots and traveled across the country to run a bed and breakfast with a sweet-sounding old lady. Imagine her surprise when her partner turns out to be a surly, way-to-handsome recluse. It’s too late to back out now, she’ll have to mend his lonely heart in time for the holidays.


I’m enjoying this heartwarming tale, but it’s also making me realize Christmas won’t be the same this year.

What do you do to get rid of the blues?


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About Jacquie Biggar

JACQUIE BIGGAR is a USA Today bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love. Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world! Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site:

8 Replies to “Identity Crisis #amwriting #life #mgtab”

  1. I am sorry, Jacquie! As trite as it sounds, time does ease the pain. Maybe you go there for Christmas??
    I recently watched this movie for the first time and it is really cute. I am sure your book will even better 🙂

  2. So sad to hear you’re feeling blue, Jacquie. I know all of life is change–but some changes just…are sad. 🙁 Maybe you can bring your daughter and grandson back “home” for a visit this Christmas? Or set up a special “12 Days of Christmas” Facetime visit, where you set up a specific time to Facetime each day for 12 days, even just for a few minutes, and each day has a theme (silly hat, face paint, eat a cookie together, etc.)

    Hoping fall brings you happy surprises to help counteract the sad ones, and that you keep falling in love with your stories and getting in lots of words. (Doing the work is the only thing that keeps my own negative inner voices away.)

    Your MISTLETOE INN sounds fabulous! ???

    • Ev, I love your 12 days of Facetime idea! Having them come home is too cost prohibitive (crazy how much air travel costs within your own country!), but I can definitely run with your idea, thanks!

  3. We’re all here to support you emotionally, Jacquie, hope that’s a little something and comforting. I guess a plane trip across Canada is not an option? Maybe you might consider it? Plus there must be pet sitters for your fur babies in your area?
    Sometimes it’s hard keeping up when you’re having downer times (trust me, I know), but I promise your muse will show up when you least expect it.

    Huge hugs,

    • Thanks, Sue. It’s not just the pets (though my dog would freak if we left her somewhere) but my mom is here also, and doesn’t drive.
      It’s not meant to be, but thanks for your support, appreciated {{hugs}}

  4. Jacquie, I know you’ll be missing your daughter and grandson, but at least you can Skype or phone them, text them, and connect online in so many ways. That’s priceless during the holidays. Btw, I love that holiday movie with Alicia Witt. Can’t wait to read your book.

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