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?!”
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”
What’s so different about this one, compared to my first novel, is that I wrote it all by hand in a notebook.
I truly believe that there will always be a place for bookstores. People will always need books and people to sell them. Faceless corporations can only do so much.
Do you ever feel like everyone in the world knows more than you about everything? Okay. Well, maybe not everyone. But many many people. I often feel like I’m missing out on some great knowledge, though it only seems to be some vague idea of knowledge and not actually something tangible. Maybe I haven’t readContinue reading “Am I not Smart Enough for This?”
Perhaps, instead of focusing what I wanted it to be and being disappointed that it’s not, I should do my best to make it what I want.
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.
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”