Monday, September 18, 2017

It's Official


Officially on Amazon.com as a paperback and eBook! Also I wanna give a huge thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for hosting me on his blog today so be sure to check that out!

Also for my little launch party, it would mean so much to me if you all could help, at least write a little post tomorrow or play the game Two Lies, One Truth! All you have to do is post a picture of my book cover, link to my paperback or eBook, then write two lies and one truth either about yourself, a character in your story, or a character in your favorite book/movie.

Whomever guesses the answer correctly (which one is the truth) on my blog or Alex's will be selected as a candidate to win a signed copy of either From the Ashes (book 1) or The Inferiors (book 2). Your choice.

So here goes.

CHARACTER: Liam Rodan
Age (as of book 2): 17


  1. I used to be best friends with my worst enemy
  2. I'm a player, I live for the game
  3. I'm a hopeless romantic
So only one of these is true, can you guess which one?

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I will pick a winner a week from today!

Love,

Jess

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Release Day!

Dearest friends,

My book release will be on Monday, September 18th, so I'm having a big release party on Tuesday, September 19th! And it wouldn't be a party without your help.

So I'm holding a blog hop, yay!

If you want to participate, all you have to do is post a picture of my new book cover (The Inferiors) and tell the world a little bit about me (I'll send you details). Now the fun part is, you're going to post two lies, and one truth. Because in The Inferiors there are a lot of times where Jaina, my MC, discovers the truth and some lies about people she thinks she knows.

It can be about you, or one of your favorite characters in one of your stories, or even in a book you've read.

Sooooo here's the signup list, it would mean so much to me if you helped me out on September 19th!

Thanks guys!







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Love,

Jess

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IWSG – Book Release

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means…

Insecure Writer's Support Group day!



I've been missing the blogging world lately, and I feel bad I haven't been able to visit all of you who still follow me! But between college, friends, boys, and writing, things have been quite crazy lately. In fact, I even stopped writing for a bit.

DON'T JUDGE ME.

It wasn't intentional, it just became difficult to balance school, a social life, and writing. And I used to be more of an introvert, but sometime in the past year that changed. I know because my best friend and I took the Myers Briggs 16 Personalities Test a few weeks ago.

And extroverts need more social human time than introverts, generally.

So I wasn't writing much, spending time with other humans.

Over the summer, I started writing again. Well, editing actually, since it has been taking me forever to finish my second novel.

But now, my moment of victory has arrived!

I have completely finished The Inferiors, and as of September 4th, it has been published! I have not yet made it available on Amazon.com or any other distributor because I'm trying to set up a release party for the official release date, which is on Monday, September 18th.

So coming to why I'm insecure this month, I'm really nervous about my book release. Apart from the normal fears (what if people don't like it? Will they like how the story continues?) I really don't know how to market my book.

There's a guy I've been friends with for the past year, and he didn't even know I'd written a book until about a month ago. It's not something I talk about really, it's just something I love to do.

The biggest fear I have this month is for September 9th. I ordered 50 copies of my first book, and they're supposed to get to my house on September 8th. But I have this local author festival thing at my library on the 9th, and if my books don't come I'm going to be there with no books to sell. So…that's quite nerve wracking.

Anyway, I'd like to thank Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting the IWSG every month! Click here to visit more people in the IWSG!

Thanks everyone!

P.S. I'm going to be posting this week about a blog hop for my release party, so stick around!

–Jess

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Inferiors

Hi guys!

So I have some pretty big news.

Life has been absolutely crazy, I think you can tell by how long it has been since I last posted. But I have successfully finished my first year of college, had lots of amazing adventures this summer, and finally finished my second novel!

And by finished, I don't mean I finished writing it.

I finished writing it, editing it, and it is almost ready to be published! The only thing I'm waiting for currently is for the proof to get here, and then I can click the publish button!

I can't believe it's been four years since I was last published, but it's better late than never!

I'm so excited to officially release my book cover, front and back :)



I'm really gonna try to get back into the blogging world. Of course college makes everything hard, but let's be honest if I have time for a boyfriend as well as a job and then I'm able to do some writing on the side, I'm sure I can fit in some time to blog with you guys again.

Hope you guys are having a lovely day!

Jess

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How Do You Find Time? –IWSG Post

Hello friends!



Today I'm participating in Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group, so be sure to check out other posts like it.

Maybe you can tell from the language I'm using to write this post, or maybe not, but I am exhausted. It's 10:30 AM on a Wednesday morning, and I've already taken a psychology class from 8 to 9:15 today. Sure, it's only one college class, but Monday's and Wednesday's are my lazy days.

Tuesday's and Thursday's, that's another story. I'm on campus from 8am to 4pm.

The homework isn't too bad, it's just a ton of reading. I'm enjoying all of my classes, even the math. Though, the math homework is pretty terrifying.

I'm also officially getting hired today!

So while all of these things are great, "how do you find time to write in your busy day?" you ask.

Well…

I've edited four pages over a week.

So…to fully answer your question, I have to say that balancing writing and my new schedule are becoming extremely difficult. Don't worry, I'm not the kind of person to give up something I love just because it's hard. I'm definitely not going to be taking any writing breaks or go on hiatus (though my absences from blogging seem to make it look that way).

One of my biggest weaknesses is time management. Ever since college started, I've been doing a lot better with it, but it's still not good enough. How do I balance class, homework, real work, writing, and still maintain a healthy social life while making sure I eat enough and get enough sleep?

The answer: I don't know.

At least, I haven't figured it out yet.

How do you find time to write in your busy day? (Hopefully you're doing a better job than I am!)

–Jess

Monday, August 22, 2016

BE PROUD OF YOURSELF

Hello my lovely friends!

I'm so sad that I've gotten so out of the loop with blogging. With The Inferiors coming out in September-ish I should really post a lot more and visit people, things are just getting so crazy!

Examples:

ONE: I had to take my driving test three times in the past three weeks before I passed. The first time was just cause I sucked. The second time was because of a super mean lady, who didn't even let me finish my test. The third time, I finally passed because I took my test in a totally different place. So, the three weeks before I passed my test were filled with me driving everywhere so that I could pass. (I'm writing about this in detail on my other blog within the next few days).

TWO: I've been looking for a job. Well, more than looking. I've applied to a couple places, had a few interviews, and it seems that my luck might be changing for the better in that area. I'll emphasize it seems.

THREE: I'm starting college on the 29th! It's just at the local community college, but I'm so excited. I'm taking a few really cool classes, and I can't wait to get started.

So those are just three out of many examples on why I haven't been here. I know everyone hates excuses, so I'll try to make this the last time I ever make excuses for not blogging! The point is, it's been super hard to get editing done.

Though, I do have some VERY exciting news.

The book cover for The Inferiors finally came in.

I have no words to describe it. It's just perfect.

I haven't set up a cover release date YET. But within the next few days I'll have it all set up. So, stay tuned.

Overall, I just have to say: I am so proud of myself.

I hope that doesn't sound cocky to say. I honestly never think it's cocky or egotistical to be proud of oneself. So yes, I'm very proud of myself. And all of you should be proud of yourselves too for everything amazing you've done, and don't feel too humble to share it!

Question of today: what's something you've done recently, big or small, that you're proud of yourself for?

Have a lovely day everyone!

–Jess
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