April 2016


I’ve come to the conclusion that, for a writer I’m lousy at writing a blog. I read the blogs of some of the other authors and am amazed at how easily they pour out their thoughts and feelings. In fact, I am barely able to keep up with making occasional posts to my personal Facebook page, and have even more difficulty posting to my author’s page.  One would think that with all the political hoopla going on now I might have a comment or two about that. Nope! I do have strong opinions, but don’t like to share them publically. I write lesbian fiction. Who cares about my opinion on who should be president? I read other authors’ books; however, I would be the last person to say you should or shouldn’t read someone’s book based on whether I liked it or not. 

I don’t post much personal stuff either. I share my life with my partner. Together we have agreed that our personal life is just that, personal, and we’ve decided that we will, for the most part, keep it private. My cats didn’t get a vote in this decision, so their personal moments are plastered all over my personal page on Facebook. I suspect Foster cringes when I post things about him, but Toby seems to relish it, because he is forever doing something worth sharing with the world.

I will share that I might only get one book out this year…if I’m lucky, if I get an idea for one, and if I get my butt in gear and start writing one. Why? Well, I’m blaming the fact that I had my knee replaced in December for my lack of motivation to write anything new. I find that anesthesia makes me brain dead for a few months after. My brain just can’t stay focused on anything for any length of time. No book, no tv program, not even writing can hold my interest for longer than a few minutes. In fact, I haven’t really read anything since my surgery. I just started reading again this week, so maybe writing is not too far behind. Let’s hope that’s the case. Some ideas are starting to tickle the back of my mind, so I’m hopeful that my next ‘blog’ will reveal that I have an idea and am ready to create again. 

© JEN 2014