The reason why I prefer Real books over digital

This, this picture right here sums up my entire reason for being annoyed and making this blog post 😭

This darn Kindle has been on the fritz since last week!

I can’t get it to do anything except freeze on the start up screen πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I hate ebooks. I really do.

I mean, I enjoy them when it comes to packing up and moving around, which I do a lot of. But I can’t and never will get over the enjoyment of browsing a bookstore and walking out with a heavy stack of brand new reads 😊

But this! Oh My God!

I bought my first ebook in months and can’t even begin to take a look at.

I know I could read it on my phone, but damn, aren’t we on the phone enough these days? Besides, I BOUGHT A KINDLE for that very reason! 😫

The frustration is real….

What am I doing wrong??

Why does it seem like every writer out there has nothing but time and ample battery life to spend their days out in the world focusing on their craft??

How on earth do you support yourself by spending all day in a coffee shop and posting ascetically pleasing photos on Instagram? 😭

Let me in on this secret!

I mean, I’m a workaholic. I love keeping busy and feeling productive throughout my day.

But darn it. There are so many days I would love to be able to just spend the afternoon working on my manuscripts, without worrying about going over my lunch break or feeling like I was on a deadline.

Not to mention having ample battery life to utilise my laptop all day πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I’ve really got to do some research on a good battery pack for my little silver friend. Any recommendations would be appreciated πŸ™ƒ

*image found via Google

A writers time is now

“We’re not meant to be normal”

I’ve heard that so many times in the last week, in regards to writers and the overly creative hearts.

We really aren’t meant to be normal, not even a little bit. We can pretend we enjoy the nitty gritty of the real world and work right along with the best of them, building our name, climbing the ladder of success.

But are we truly happy doing it?

We can justify the money, the acknowledgment and the sense of achievement we get from moving on up in the real world…. but are we really truly happy and fulfilled?

I feel, in most cases, we are not.

Not unless that ladder and those achievements revolve around our need to be creative. Because that is our real world.

Some of us are not meant to feel fulfilled working the 9-5 gimmick.

I honestly end up feeling so stifled and hushed once I reach the point in my muggle job where things are running in an autopilot mode and I no longer feel challenged.

In some cases, I like it. The more I run on auto at work, the faster I get things done and (in reality) the sooner I am released to focus on my writing.

But In most cases, that isn’t how things play out.

I usually end up with more on my plate simply because I’ve proven myself to be a reliable asset and dedicated worker .

If only they knew I really just wanted to leave , sip on some tea and get lost in a few far away worlds.

I know this started off as smart and turned into a ramble rant lol but heck, that’s how my mind has been running lately.

Might as well just go with it

Jen

It’s been a while….

So, I’m no longer in Georgia with access to a lovely poolside view πŸ˜”…

Nope, I’m currently in South Carolina! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ After staying for a month in a “ok” hotel, I’m now set up in a cute little farm house out in the boonies lol.

(Seriously, cell service and internet connection vary depending on the weather).

And speaking of weather.

For about 2 minutes it snowed down here yesterday! 😳 Yes, snowed.

Only after it rained all morning though and then when that brief 2 minutes of snow ended… the ice pellets began to fall and the roads became slip-n-slides.

Gotta love the south for their random weather πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

Here’s a little peak out my upstairs window.

More pictures to come as soon as I remove the work related photos from my SD card πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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! 😍