Warning: I may start ranting a little. And of course, these are my opinions based on my own point of view and understanding… please don’t yell at me if you disagree.
That’s what I did. I made a fairly detailed outline (though, some parts were more helpful than others) and I girded myself to begin a gigantic writing adventure in November.
If you haven’t seen the 2015 film The VVitch, you might not understand the reference of this post’s title. If you have, I’m sure you get it. Imagine now, it’s nighttime, dark as pitch outside, and a dark figure comes up behind you— the devil in the form of Black Phillip the goat—and, whispering, offersContinue reading “Wouldst thou like to live creatively”
Hey. It’s been a while—I can’t rightly say how long because I didn’t bother to check when my last post was. But, believe me, it’s been a minute. Of course, as everyone is aware, 2020 has been the trashfire to end all trashfires and thus my work (outside my actual job and survival) has slipped.Continue reading “Where on Earth has Jenna Been?!”
If you’ve been following me at all, you won’t be unfamiliar with my teeny-tiny online business: The Littlest Online Bookshop. In case you don’t know, TLOB is a very small independent used bookstore completely online. I ship internationally and am working to connect people everywhere with books. It’s my passion project and something that hasContinue reading “It’s Been Two Months since I Opened an Online Bookshop: and Here’s What I’ve Learned”
But at what point does negative intersect with honesty? Does only living in a positive bubble of good reviews actually help the author and the book community at large?
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin A couple months ago, I was in a bad place mentally. Lockdown living was keeping me safe, but not helping me thrive. IContinue reading “A Baby Gardener’s Guide to Wellness with Plants”
The last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. Why? Because I’ve launched a tiny online business. I’ve always loved books and bookstores. There are many many blog posts dedicated to my favourite books and bookstores. One dream I’ve had, since graduating five years ago, is to open my own bookstore. It’s easy for meContinue reading “I’ve Opened a Bookstore”
What’s so different about this one, compared to my first novel, is that I wrote it all by hand in a notebook.
I feel like I’m prefaced so many thoughts and sentences with the phrase: “with everything that’s going on…” But, it’s no less relevant or true. So many things are happening everywhere and it’s impossible not to be affected by it. This is the time of month when I would share the list of books I’mContinue reading “What I’m Learning this Month”