The Jenny Mac Blogger Appreciation Award 2014

Since The Jenny Mac Book Blog made its WordPress debut in 2012, I have been very fortunate in meeting amazing new people with brilliant minds. These people have been an inspiration, helpful, patient, understanding, faithful readers, and above all else excellent bloggers.

Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to have been nominated for several different blogging awards, and have ever since wanted to create an award of my own that represents my gratitude and appreciation towards my fellow bloggers. It is in this spirit that I would like to pass this award onto my most inspiring bloggers.

The Jenny Mac Blogger Appreciation Award 2014 will be given out to those bloggers who inspire us, keep us coming back to their blogs, challenge us to not only be better bloggers but better writers, and to those who have that magically ability to uplift our spirits.

Nomination guidelines:

Write a post telling us about the people that you have chosen to nominate.

Thank and link back to the person who has nominated you.

Include the award logo in your acceptance post.

Nominate 5 to 10 others bloggers who you see fit to be awarded and let them know about their nomination.

Display the award on your own site.

I am proud to present the following nominees and I hope that you will all enjoy this award. :)

The Nominees are…

Congratulations to all of my nominees and thank you for everything that you have done for me. You are truly inspirational people, whom I hope will always continue to write and will continue to pursue your dreams. <3

Must write

Well it’s Wednesday night and I’m current kicking myself in the seat of the pants. I have not opened my Dreamer Word Doc since Friday night, ooh boy. I could blame my lack of story writing on a several things; it was a three-day weekend, I’ve been a tad under the weather lately, like any writer I’m a natural-born procrastinator, or I’ve been preoccupied for the past few days.

They’re all pretty decent excuses, but they’re excuses none the less and there is absolutely no excuse to keep myself away from my work for this amount of time, unless I’m on vacation but alas I am not. Though I will say I am very proud of the amount of writing that I accomplished on Friday night; 1,118 words and around six pages, I do believe it was. I’m very proud of myself because usually on a good day of writing I’ll reach say somewhere around 950 words, of course if it’s a bad day it’s somewhere around 400 words, but I digress.

This was indeed a pretty wonderful accomplishment for me and I hope that same magic could strike again soon; well it’s back to the world of Dreamer and all of Rebecca Reilly’s mountain scaling.

Head cold

Yesterday in the early afternoon a headache began to creep up on me, I hoped that it would go away with time however when babysitting a 4 year old, it’s more than likely that it would intensify and surely enough it did. If I’ve learned anything about headaches it’s that I should not impose more stress upon them; because then you’ll just have a heck of a night and one hell of a following day.

After trying to sleep it off and waking up with no relief, I tried pain relievers and they seemed to be effective for a bit, but then that pesky little headache popped back up, so I opted for the process of elimination. Allergies was the first things that came to mind and would make perfect sense given the season, however it wouldn’t explain the exhaustion that I’ve been feeling over the passed few days. I felt stuck trying to solve this riddle, until I asked my sister if she’d been having allergy related issues; and then she mentioned that her boyfriend was coming down with a head cold.

Ding, a light bulb went off over my head. This would explain the lingering headache, the exhaustion, and the bit of sinus pressure I began to notice earlier today. Well at least it’s not the flu and at least I know what has been causing this headache to linger.Now to flush this thing out of my system and rest, or at least try to rest.

4 years

I’ve been so busy writing lately that I forgot about the 4 year anniversary. A little bit over four years ago I moved from my hometown of Fort Collins Colorado to Massachusetts.

At the time I had many reasons to move from the place that I’d called home for the first 20 years of my life; heartbreak, a loved one’s struggle with addiction, personal pains… But the biggest reason was to start up a career in writing.

Six months before making the move from CO to MA, I was in the process of taking my GED tests when I began to wonder what was next. I’d taken a big step to take control of my education and get the diploma, but I also needed to think about my future and where I wanted to go with my life. When I sat down to think about it, and the answer was obvious for me; I wanted to be a writer and in order to take that step I thought moving to the east coast would help me to start building up my career.

Looking back at the decision now I still feel that I made the right choice; I’ve pondered the decision often and have thought about what it would’ve been like if I had chose to stay in Colorado, of course with all of the toxic negativity that surrounded my life in CO I know for certain that I would not be where I’m at today. In fact the desire to chase after my writing career would’ve been short lived, because to most of my family if you were not bringing home a paycheck from the work that you were doing then to them you were not actually working.

I’m thankful towards my sister and mom for always believing in my dreams and for sticking behind me, especially when others have not, or did not understand. I’m thankful that most of the career decisions that I’ve made ever since leaving Colorado, have led me in the right direction. I’m thankful for this blog, and am grateful to all of my fans; not only have you been here for the past two years but you’ve helped and have inspired me along the way.

The past 4 years have been exciting, an interesting journey mixed in with lots of struggles, it’s been crazy, fun, painful at times, and not at all like I envisioned the move to be; which is better and has taught me quite a bit. I feel that when I eventually do reach that success it will be for the right reasons and it will be well earned. I may not be at that level of success yet but I can say that I am hard at work and well on my way.

It’s been 4 years and I don’t regret a thing.

The Christmas chapter

Christmas the word instantly reminds us of joy, peace, love, and holiday sweets. However 9 times out of 10 in a book Christmas Day is known as disastrous; either it doesn’t go as the character plans, or some major event occurs that puts a damper on what should be a truly blessed and joyous day.

I’ve been struggling with how I want my Christmas chapter to turnout; on one hand I would really like to see Rebecca truly experience the magic that is Christmas, but on the other hand what’s a Christmas chapter without a little mayhem? Perhaps I can find an equal measure of both magic and mayhem; because I know that the Christmas chapter has to open up this new layer of plot that leads Rebecca down a twisted and confusing path; which will ultimately test her character. The issue of course is how to go about it? Perhaps since it is Christmas I could deploy the old Christmas miracle bit to introduce a new character into Rebecca’s life who eventually does lead her down this complicated path. Hmm, this actually sounds like it could solve my problem, hopefully without it coming off in some corny way.

I think that I can make this work in someway and actually make it sound believable, though I should probably draw up some notes to ensure that it plays out in the correct form.

Push out some ideas

Well it’s back to work after taking the weekend off. I feel like tonight’s going to be a bit tough writing wise because I’ve been running around since I got up this morning, perhaps a cup of pumpkin spice coffee is in order, maybe not though; I always get the jitters and I feel like I received too much of a boost.

I’ll just have to push through this exhaustion naturally without the aid of caffeine it’s not good for you anyway. Now how to proceed with Dreamer? Hmm, this may take some thought. I’m having some issues continuing with a chapter I started working on a few days ago and I thought that I had a good idea on how to go about the direction of the chapter, but now I’m afraid that I am bit more lost than I was a few days ago. Perhaps I’m not going in the direction that I should be going in? Either way I need to solve this problem.

Revolution of Evolution

Originally posted on jfreshly:

Shades of grey rainbow

I know my baby luvs me

Is this as good as it gets?

This is as good as it gets

I know my baby luvs me

Is this as good as it gets?

This is as good as it gets

What I want

What we got

Is a revolution

Of evolution

What I want

What we got

Is puppy luv

Got me some puppy luv yeah

Now me and my girl we used to fight a lot

During our revolution of evolution

When all I see are shades of grey

What color does your rainbow make

I don’t believe in lies

Only what the future provides

I know my baby luvs me

Is this as good as it gets?

This is as good as it gets

I know my baby luvs me

Is this as good as it gets?

This is as good as it gets

What I want


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