Writing inspiration and March goals :)

What is your story??

How many times a day does your brain tell you that “you should be writing” vs doing whatever else your doing? Mine tends to whisper sweet nothings in my ear around 4am and then again at 7am…noon…8pm… oh and of course while I’m about to fall asleep (you know that voice) the one who figures out all the plot holes or  a way the story could move forward just when your comfortable and almost fully asleep. πŸ˜’πŸ™ƒ

I personally feel I have plot foxes 🦊 vs bunnies 🐰 due to their sneaky habits and bad timing for showing up. 

 But why do they feel so compelled to speak?

What is the reason behind those little voices telling you that you must write? 

What is your story?

Whatever reason you had for first sitting down and taking pen to paper, you need to find that again and hold tight to that feeling. Your the only one who can tell a story with your unique point of view, no one else can do it for you. 

So Write! 

I keep a pad of paper on me at all times (or a post it pad) so that I can jot down a few notes whenever they come to me. 😏being smarter than the plot foxes πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

I always carry a notebook in my bag too,for the times I actually have a break and can sit with full focus. 

That way, even if I’m really busy I can listen to my little voices. 🦊

However, I do tend to have more notes than completed chapters. So that brings me to my March Writing Goals 😊

This month I’m giving myself a deadline of 15,000 words, written in complete sentences.  Which is a simple goal of 500 words a day.

I’m giving myself the 31st to polish my final work, so if you noticed my numbers didn’t add up, that’s why ☺️

Every evening I’ll post my daily word count, to keep myself accountable. Like we all did for NaNoWriMo.

I will be posting on my Instagram account which can be found here My Instagram

And it will carry over to my Facebook page as well, My Facebook

So if your active on either one of those be sure to follow me and feel free to join me this month! I’d love the compmany!

Just comment or message me and let me know your in 😊

Jen

What if I’m really lost?…

What if?

What if sleeping beauty never woke up?…What if Aladdin never found the lamp?… What if Belle’s mother enchanted the beast?? 😳

My life if full of “What if’s” lately. Between the lovely ya books my mother purchased for me and the business end of my life, I haven’t had a single day this year that I haven’t said “what if” a dozen times before falling asleep… and to me, that says I’m not living the life I want. 

I’m not doing what makes me happy and I’m not using the time given to me wisely.  But how I’m the heck to I brake this rut?? 😞 I really should change my usernames to “forever stuck” lol 

But seriously though, it’s time to climb out of this ditch and find my motivation again. πŸ“– 

I had promised a post a week (which fell on Wednesdays) and that is what I plan to do. My goal was/ is to compile interesting yet entertaining posts, even if they’re just a short rambling about my week 😊 

So be prepared for a random, uneducated blog posts people! I’m coming for your screen! Lol πŸ˜‚

We all start somewhere right? 

Jen

Did the inspiration die??

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» Where have the social writers gone?

Did you do  NaNoWriMo this year??

(If so, drop a comment and let me know your thoughts on it)

This year I participated for the first time and I must say I was greatly inspired and enjoyed the chaotic mess. 😊 (I’m more than a little weird… I know)

The deadlines were hard to reach some days but I muddled through and figured it out. And by the end, in those blessed final hours… my computer even killed over and wouldn’t even allow me to verify my final entry. 😞 *deep sigh* Words cannot explain my frustration at that time. 

But I did it and I’m glad I did. Nothing beats a little challenge every now and then. And the people I met along the way were simply amazing and inspiring πŸ’œ

But, now it’s all over. And I feel like a lot of people have ended along with it. 

When I started NaNoWriMo I found , met (and followed) many,many writers on my social media sites so I could meet new people and help support them on their journey. And now it seems like everyone has fallen off wagon and vanished…
Am I looking in all the wrong places or did the new year leave a few people behind?

I know writing everyday can be a challenge, believe me, I know. I battle with it Every.Single. Day. 

Not everyday I’m motivated to sit down and spill my thoughts out. And some days I’m completely terrified to get close to completion because that means taking the next step of actually showing someone my work and being critiqued on it πŸ™ˆ

But even with all that, I don’t stop. My head is always buzzing and moving along even if my hands won’t. 

My mentality is, why work so hard at something if your just going to give up?

And a prolonged break is giving up. 

So lets not give up! Lets make new contacts and add more people to our friend zone πŸ€— and keep on keeping on ❣️

-end of random ramble lol

Jen

Antisocial writer just doing her thing β€

Happy Holidays my creative friends!!!

Tiss the season for happy thoughts and shared moments with close family and friends. 

And me, I’m sitting here just working on some paperwork and getting this 2nd draft underway. Honestly, I’m bad when it comes to socializing. I’d much rather (and feel more comfortable) sitting at my desk or on my couch, working away on the tasks at hand. 

And I tell ya, this writing thing is rough. It’s hard to find time to write and it’s not always easy explaining to people why it’s so important me. 

Lately, I’ve become a very firm believer in working on myself before anything else. And yes, that means being selfish and self centered by focusing on my personal goals above what others would like of me.
So that means I blow off a few friends (sorry guys) and social plans so I can have more time to focus on my writing and honing my skills.  
Not the nicest thing I know…But hey! Sometimes you gotta do you boo!

I can’t say I’ve found the perfect balance yet but I can say I’m working on it as the days go on. 
I’m trying to do my best these days to spend my time wisely and organize my goals by what’s the most important to me in the long run, not just for that moment. 

So here’s  to 2017 being the start of something even greater than what’s already planned 😊

πŸ˜‰πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Jen

Truth moment (Writer scares)

So, browsing instagram this morning (per usual) I came across this picture posted by a really awesome lady I follow πŸ‘‰πŸΌJennifer , who is one of my many online fitness motivators 😊


I feel like I could read and re-read this all day. 

This is right where I am in life. Sitting here wondering how the heck to seem like more of a professional and less like an uneducated mess.

I want to be out there in the world but heaven help me when the trolls start pouncing πŸ™ˆ  I’ve never been one to stand up (or out) in a crowd, I prefer to keep to the sidelines, even if I know what I want to say or know it could be helpful (bad Jennifer, bad 😞)

Just the thought of someone picking apart the things I put my heart into and then out into the public eye, makes me nauseous…

I know I’m not perfect.

I know practice can make one better at something. 

And, I know that I’m nowhere near where I want to be and that one day (hopefully) I will be able to stand in my own shoes without caring if someone tries to knock me down. 

But for now, I hate putting myself into something and then sitting on edge, just waiting for someone to tear me down. 

So is it true that haters only rip apart people they envy? 

And, do you ever get to a point where you stop worrying about what people will say about your work?

Jen

Living the life

First off 

I wanted to say Thank You to the people who contacted me about reviewing my debut novel Blakefields Mansion β€οΈ

My heart is just fluttering with the kind words and the honest critics I’ve had so far 😊

So again, thank you so much for your support and help. 
Now on to today πŸ™ƒ


Bella here, would like to take a moment and ask if you’ve heard of HOME by the author Eleni McKnight??

If not, then I highly suggest you scroll over and get your copy of her debuts novel HOME and follow her blog as well!

I’m currently reading her book and I admit I’m extremely pleased 😊 I should have been done with it a week ago but with NaNoWriMo going on my reading was delayed some. 

But I’m back on it and plan to have my review up by Sunday! Hold me to t! Lol

If you have already read it, comment below and tell me your thoughts. Don’t forget to help a fellow writer out by leaving her a review on Amazon or Goodreads!

Jen

Help Wanted!

Hi guys,

So I wanted to take a moment and simply ask my followers for some help.  

After all my intial excitement the other day, over the lovely review someone left me. I’ve come to terms with how little reach my book has had since February. To be brutally honest , it bugs me some. 

I feel I’ve been slacking on my promoting and I also feel a bit let down by ealier promises of reading and reviewing. 

But , I’m moving on. Some books, well most books start off slow and progress as time goes on. So I’m doing my best to help it progress some. 

In the next few months my debut novel Blakefields Mansion will be released in paperback! And with that comes a whole new ball game for me. 

So I’m asking for some help.

Yup, that’s right. Book Reviewers Wanted!

For a Victorian era romance , book one of a two part series. Co-written by Myself and Clive West

I’d really love to have 5 genuine reviews on Amazon and or Goodreads before Christmas. 

I have available, 4 PDF or EPub  versions of my book and would love some honest thoughts. If you’re at all interested, or know someone who may be, you can comment below or email me at authorjennifer92@gmail.com 

Add ” Blakefields reviewer” in the subject line. 

If a kindle version would be prefered, just let me know in the email.

Thanks in advance  

P.S Any writers out there looking for the same, feel free to email me as well asking for a review. I’m really enjoying the few books I’ve reviewed for people and I know how important a review can be. 😊

#ReadOn

Jen

Proud moment πŸ’œ

So, some of my followers may or may not know that my debuts novella Blakefields Mansion came out in ebook in February πŸ™ŒπŸΌ (Major proud moment)

Well, I wasn’t up on the promo train as fast as I should have been, so getting the word out and getting my beta readers to commit to reading and reviewing my work has been a bit of a struggle. But slowly and surely it’s coming along. 

The other evening, as I browsed Amazon for my next book purchases. I clicked over to My Book and found someone had indeed left me a sweet review πŸ’œ


I have no idea who it is, as I know my beta readers have yet to review it for me.  But I’m so thankful to this person for the sweet review! It really has made my week!

I’ve never felt more nervous and excited to continue my writing and share it with the world. 

My writing will never stop due to lack of support or negative feedback, But it’s always nice to feel like you made someone happy in some way or another. 

I hope more people are enchanted by story’s and ideas. And I hope my books will carry you away from reality, even if it’s just for a short time. 

#ReadOn πŸ’œ

Blakefields Mansion is available on Amazon everywhere and at Any subject books. Currently only available in kindle, ePub and mobi editions. But be on the look out, the paper back will be available  shortly! 😍

The next Novel and NaNoWriMo!Β 

Bella lounging per usual 

Seems anytime I’m working I find her snoozing. Oh, to live the life of a dog sometimes πŸ™‚

November is coming up so much quicker than I had expected, so many deadlines coming due soon and NaNoWriMo starts in just 11 days! I must say I’m beyond excited to participate this year, I’ve  been tinkering with my next novel for some time now and I think nanowrimo is just the boost and writing frenzy I need to get it completed. πŸ’»πŸ™ŒπŸΌ if you’ll be joining in the fun be sure to let me know! I’d love to meet some fellow writers 😊 my username on NaNo is Jen_Onedge 

Which means these next few days are all about planning and time managing.  (In other words To-Do lists! πŸ€“πŸ˜Š)

Along with being part of National Novel Writing Month, I will be throwing my pen in with a fantasy Short story contest as well.    Be sure to check it out and give it a go.  As a writer you should always be up for critiques, contests are the best way to work your craft and better your skills. 

Writing distractions!

Seriously, I am finding it so difficult to focus on my writing and the tasks at hand lately.  It’s time I sit back and regroup a little bit.


Haha πŸ’™

It also doesn’t help that my laptop is being on the fritz , literally every time I get into working on my website or papers it freezes or acts up/ shuts down πŸ˜” ugh!

Think a new  computer is in my future… hopefully πŸ™πŸΌ

In the mean time, good old fashioned pen and paper for me. I actually do most my first drafts on paper, then the first edit comes into play as I type it up on the computer. So whenever my computer bug takes a nap I’ll have many, many first edits to be done! πŸ’»πŸ€—

Planning to make the most out of today and bring a few projects to completion.

~Crushing daily goals~

Jen