My grandmother’s maiden name was Chaney. I’ve always loved that name. In fact, that’s what we named our daughter. When my romantic comedy was contracted by Silhouette Romance, I had to choose a pen name. I chose Jessica Chaney. I thought it sounded romantic, fun, and memorable. Much to my disappointment, the editors vetoed my choice, insisting it sounded like the name of a horror writer because of you-know-who: Lon Chaney
I wish I could discover a family connection to Lon Chaney.
Are you related to anyone famous? If you are, who? If you could choose a famous relative, who would it be and why?
I totally forgot that today is IWSG day.
The purpose of IWSG is to share and encourage and it was started by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Because I love IWSG and take it seriously, I’m tacking on a couple of great quotes to encourage you. Wish I knew this guy or gal named … Unknown.
When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
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