The great Kindle mishap

Well, it’s finally working!!

Thanks to my brother getting bored and deciding to tinker with it ☺️

He managed to get it into a full reboot mode and then I just needed to set it back up and download all my books again.

Now I know whenever I’m having issues with an electronic device, just leave it somewhere my brother will see it and wait for him to get bored πŸ˜‚

So now I can finally sit down and get started on The Dark Web Murders πŸ•·

Now on for some tea, a re-read over my current 15,000-word project and packing for this weekend 😊

I’m so happy with the things going on in my life right now. Certain aspects are nipping my heels and causing more stress than I care to deal with, but I’m use to the battle. It’s part of life.

Happy reading everyone!

\AG/

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….

Life may be like a box of chocolates but someone threw some mud balls in there too

Saints be praised!

I’ve been up since 2am today! (which is totally normal for me because I’m a weirdo πŸ˜‚) But, this morning I finally finished going through the stack of files that have been laying on my desk for 2 months! 😳🀩

My desk finally looks organized and back to it’s creative station. Which is ideal for Nanowrimo being right around the corner πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Plus! I’ve spent the last week doing some revision on things going on in my daily 9-5 muggle life, turns out my ”bossy” attitude has done some good for my team. The company is happy with them, they don’t feel the need to spy on them or be down their throats on anything.

Who doesn’t like a boss who trusts you enough to just let you work?? πŸ™ƒ

Now if we could just keep this routine going without the random delays and hiccups from newbs, we might be able to finish this project with some high marks.

Maybe it’s all this fresh fall weather making people more pleasant to be around? Lol I know a few who need to get started now on their ule tide joy if they want good marks come Christmas πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

But let’s not talk about that Holiday when we have more important one’s like Halloween to worry about πŸ˜‰

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

Its Autumn!!

Seriously my favorite season EVER!!!

I’m so happy πŸ™ƒ

And the things going on in my life right now, guys I couldn’t be heading in any better direction ✌🏼

My second book is so close to be released that I can already smell that new book smell πŸ’—

My Patreon account has been re-opened thanks to the handful of people who have been showing me some love and have been wanting to know how best they can support me at this time.

Here’s the link if your interested – Spread the love

As for my third book… this story is so vivid in my head right now I’m beginning to feel like it’s already written and ready to be released to you all πŸ˜…πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

My heart is so full right now my words feel like jumbled up garbage πŸ˜‚

Jen

Bruiser, a newspaper man?

I think Bruiser has shown me just another reason why he was meant to be in my life. 😊

Not only does he have a weird habit of sitting on my shoulders like a parrot (or cat if you know my kiddos at home lol), but he also spent all day Sunday watching me write and edit a few articles, and sat on my lap watching a slew of newspaper based movies.

Most likely he just found the noises curious, but I can pretend he’s a writer at heart and thinking about the thrill of chasing down a good story and beating deadlines. Lol πŸ˜…

I feel Bruiser and I are starting over at the beginning. Potty training is a pain in the arse…. females are so much easier to train. Hands down.

And he’s proving to me that he has full intent of finding every loop hole possible to get around following the basic rules of potty training and behavior. My puppy the toddler ladies and gentleman πŸ˜…

We’ll get the hang of it.

Hopefully sooner than later πŸ™πŸΌ

Feel free to drop your puppy training tips below. Or any funny stories you have about living with your pets 😊

I’m going to start separating my posts a little bit, to make them easier to find since my post topics are so wide.

Be on the look out for a new format and a lot more helpful tips and information on this site πŸ˜‰

Jen

Bruiser Woods

I figured it was about time I give my little traveling companion a proper debut πŸ’•

This little burst of energy is a 4lb chihuahua that joined my team right before I left SC and headed to NC for work 😊

He’s only 3(ish) months old, travels like a champ, and is still perfecting the potty pad training.

Be very prepared for lots of pictures πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

I think he makes a great comfort pup for those uncomfortable meetings on performance and punch list items πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Our little “comfort pup” πŸ˜‰

-Jen

Merry Christmas Eve!

I hope every is having a great holiday and getting some well needed rest before the new year starts.

I’m excited to start this new year off running.

I’ve been working on some new projects ( like usual) an taking on a few courses over the next year as well. Needless to say, I’m setting myself up for a very busy 2019 πŸ™‚

One thing I plan on rolling out this coming year is a better series of blogs. I’d like to start putting my writing out there more frequently and provide more informative posts for you guys. Something worth reading and taking up your time, whether it be educational posts or simply entertaining.

So what are your goals for this coming year?

I’m not a big fan of New Years resolutions myself, but I know for some people, that’s just the thing they need to help motivate them into taking action with their life goals and making their dreams a reality.

I hope you work hard this year and turn those dreams into something more.

~

Jen

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

Traveling thoughts/Ramble

Do you ever have those moments where you are driving down the road and suddenly feel extreamly small and overwhelmed by either the scenery or the traffic?

If the highway goes from 2 or 3 lanes to 6 … I become stressed out and my anxiety is on high gear. Β Even if I’m only a passenger and not the one currently in control of the car 😳….πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

But take me to the country side (or mountains for this matter) and the feeling is quite different. I don’t feel overwhelmed in a way that scares me, but in a way that leaves me completely at awe.

0739CEA4-E1E1-45EC-B8FB-F60993EDF3FBI’ve promised myself that I will take few epic sunrise shots during my travels, but so far I’ve just enjoyed them vs fighting the camera filters.Β 

I’ve driven through this section of Tennessee / Kentucky twice now , and both times I was left completely jaw dropped at its beauty.

The first trip the colours of fall were still very vivid and mesmerising 😍 This trip the green of spring has finally settled in.

Watching the mountains roll along and listening to the breeze and sounds of nature always leave me feeling calm and inspired ✨

I’m not the preachy type, or churchy type for that matter. Over the years I found that I feel the closet to God simply sitting out in the world he created.

Something about the breeze, the chirping birds (and the occasionally bug bite) make me feel like he’s taken the time to sit down and enjoy the view right along with me.

πŸ€” Now that I’ve rambled on a bit and seem to have lost my original train of thought πŸ˜…

Here’s a short video I took with my phone while we drove through ☺️