The Future of Winifred McQuary

But the more time I spent querying it and getting rejected, then not getting accepted into a Twitter-based mentorship program, the more I started to think that maybe something was missing or not quite right with the book. But since I spent 6 years working on it, I don’t know if I want all that time and effort to be in vain.

What I’m Reading Right Now: March

Hello and welcome to March. It’s that month that is the teasingest of all the months. In the morning it feels like spring is imminent, but by the afternoon it’s snowing. But, one consolation, it’s not February. And we can all live in the knowledge that spring will eventually arrive, whether it wants to orContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: March”

My Week Away from Social Media: Lessons in intentional living

I was stuck in this spiral of suck, where I wasn’t happy and I wasn’t doing what I loved. The only way to break out of it was to take some time away from the things that were making me miserable. So that’s what I did.

Winter Blues: an update on my creative projects

It’s the middle of February and, while it hasn’t been a bad winter compared to the past couple years, seasonal affective disorder has been sneaking up on me. With long nights and grey gloomy days full of snow, I’ve been feeling a little worn out and lacking the creative pep I usually have. And IContinue reading “Winter Blues: an update on my creative projects”

What I’m Reading Right Now: February

Hello, and welcome to February. It’s that lovely time of the year where we all feel relieved that January is FINALLY over, but still feel a vague sense of dread because winter is far from over and February is basically the Tuesday of the year; Monday’s crappy cousin. But don’t fret because there are alwaysContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: February”

Book Review: Before Green Gables

In general, this is a nice book and I’m happy that Anne continues to be such an important character. But it certainly didn’t feel like Anne most of the time, which is a shame. Most of the time it felt like someone writing a very nice fan-fiction, but they didn’t actually know the books that well.

#AMMConnect Mentee Hopeful Bio

My name is Jenna Goldsmith and I write YA and NA fantasy/urban fantasy/magical realism. Once I tried to write a contemporary story and it ended up with elves in it. I actively write on my blog (here) and on Medium, where I post articles about writing, self-care, and life lessons. I started writing stories atContinue reading “#AMMConnect Mentee Hopeful Bio”

What I’m Reading Right Now: January

Hello and welcome to 2020! With the start of the new year, I wanted to dive right in with some bookish content and start a monthly post sharing what I’m reading. I’m notorious for reading multiple books at a time and after finishing a bunch of books before Christmas I went on a bit ofContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: January”