On Holidays and the Art of Procrastination

Ah, the holidays. A time of love and laughter. Giving and receiving. Cooking and cleaning….oh, is that just me?

It’s true that the Holidays are a wonderful time to remember to stop and smell the roses when it comes to family and friends. We’re reminded constantly that this is the time we’re supposed to put our electronics away, look each other in the eyes and become human heart eye emojis.

I wanted to, y’all.  I really, really did.  And I did to an extent.  I smiled and laughed as my kids opened all of their gifts. then I spent what felt like four days cleaning up everything they made a mess of, every five seconds.

Because I should have been writing.

That’s what I kept hearing my inner voice say.

Because you should have been writing.

I have a lot of work to do. I’m supposed to be working on a synopsis for a contest submission and I need to do a run through of BlindSpot to make sure it’s up to snuff.  I should be editing to get my word count down but that’s a completely different blog post.  I’m way behind on writing Forgiving History and need to buckle down and get that finished.

I did none of those things.

In fact, I didn’t even crack my laptop open.

Screaming woman from Thriller video

The guilt is real people.

So, today – I will write. Today – I will do better.

Maybe if I keep saying it, it will happen! Wish me luck!

So it begins…

Here I am folks.  Pen name Jenni Rose, here for your reading pleasure.

I thought I’d take an opportunity and start a blog.  I’d like a space where I get to share some of the interesting reads I find out there on the interwebs.  Between Wattpad, Amazon and a few other sites I’ve been on, there are some really great writers out there.  I’d love to be able to share them!

Not only that, I’d love to shamelessly plug my own works when I get a chance.  I figure, that’s where I’ll start. For now, shameless plug.  Next time, I’ll find you something fun and interesting to read. We’ll go from there.

And in the meantime, if you know of other sites that have free reads, good reads, great writers, or books I should check out – let me know! I’d love to get my hands on them!

BlindSpot is my feature work on Wattpad. It’s a new adult paranormal romance. Yeah – I like to make things complicated.   So far it’s gotten a really great response  from readers. They’ve been so kind with not just praise but critiques and helpful comments.

It most recently won a Brigade’s Award. The best part about this award is that it was voted on by the readers.  The Brigade Book Club is one of the best book clubs on Wattpad.  Every week writers in the club get matched with other writers and it creates a really positive environment where writers get invaluable feedback one their work.  If you’re a Wattpad writer and are looking for a great group – this is definitely one of them!

BlindSpot even won a Watty – which for those that don’t know – is like the Oscar’s of Wattpad. The odds are pretty long and the competition it stiff.  Like, 140,000 entries this year! It’s really an honor and one that has boosted my confidence as a writer immensely.  I’m still on cloud nine about it!

Back to the book…

Rosie, our heroine, is a medium.  As in, she sees ghosts. Living life as a recluse, Rosie accidentally gets roped into a friendship with her boss which is the last thing she’s looking for. Before she knows it she’s got a bestie, a protective surrogate older brother and a kind of boyfriend.

The only problem is, she doesn’t want any of these things.

Add into that the past the Rosie so desperately wants to keep secret, the ghosts that still torment her daily, and a warning that haunts her dreams and Rosie has her hands full.

If you’ve got time or are looking for a read – take a look!