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

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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

When the mood strikesΒ 

Or the lack of the mood is more like it πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Today would make the best writing day I’ve had in a while and do I feel like writing? Nope. Not even a little bit. I really don’t feel up to blogging either 😞

When I made this blog site, I promised myself I’d try to post at least once a week. And that something short and sweet would be acceptable in my eyes, if I couldn’t manage a longer, inspirational post (like all the blogs I follow).

But lately, I feel like even something short and sweet would be pointless and boring. 

So what does a writer do when inspiration doesn’t seem to find them and the task of reading a book just makes one eyes heavier than the bookshelf it came off of? 

(Besides blog about it of courseπŸ€“)

Jen

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Life as we know it

So Bella up there is enjoying the start of the winter season. 

I must have picked up the wrong dog because we have two totally different opinions about the snow πŸ™ˆ

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And It’s been falling down all morning and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Oh boy, I’m not ready for this stuff yet. 

For me, snow means the heat is turned up, the fuzzy socks are out and the nerves are kicking in about driving to and from work everyday πŸ˜‘

Ugh! I hate driving in the snow. I hate it with a burning passion… I just wish the passion would melt the snow a little , ya know? Lol at least on the roads. 

That’s all I ask.

   Bella on the other hand is jumping around outside like a spring bunny and constantly begging me to let her back out!

She is going to make this a long winter…

Although, one of my “pros” for getting a puppy (yes, I made a pros and cons list) was that she’d get me outside more and help me be more active. Pretty sure she’s fulfilling my pros. 😊

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! 😍

Autumn bluesΒ 

I am in love with these leaves!!

My mom lets me roll around in them like crazy!

I’m growing by the day so my mother tells me. Still battling a UTI due to my lack of hormones from being spayed so young πŸ™ I have a few accidents in the house from time to time and my mother tries her hardest to keep her patience with me. 

But I’m not letting that or my wonky leg slow me down. πŸ˜€

I take my antibiotics and bone supplements daily , don’t open any cheese within ear shot of me or I’ll come and run you down to get a bite!

I also have a new baby brother in the house who I can’t get enough of. He likes to play chase with me and he doesn’t mind cuddling up with me when I’m a little gassy 😜

Flunking NovemberΒ 

Happy New Year!!! 😊

Well it’s not “technically” the new year yet, but I did just have a birthday so for me it’s the start of a new year πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Currently I’m struggling with NaNoWriMo and hitting my word count 😞 my day job has been super busy lately which means my writing has been delayed. (OMG!!! The agony!)

No seriously , the little voice in my head it’s driving me nuts. My mind is in over flow right now with all the notes and ideas I need to write out or dictate into my recorder.   

I’m also getting close to being behind on a short story contest I’m in too …

I’m simply flunking November. 😢
I really wish someone would invent something that could simply read my thoughts and translate all of them into words. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ and sell it at a decent, affordable price for us not-so-rich writers 😜
Jen