Introducing Aunt Rebecca Katherine Reilly-Montcash

Now that I’ve gotten passed the holiday lovey-dovey section of Dreamer’s current chapter, I now have an introduction to make with a very influential person who’ll be coming into Rebecca’s life. This is also a challenge because Aunt Rebecca Katherine Reilly-Montcash fits the bill perfectly as a complex character, so I feel that I have to go about this intro very carefully. The biggest issue that I’m having a problem with, is her attitude. I feel that in a sense she should come off as a bit closed off and sort of cold, but also has this warmth within her that Rebecca will be able to pick up on.

I do feel however that when a long-lost aunt unexpectedly pops into your life, that it should be be extremely confusing and conflicting for my main character; which would compel Rebecca to instantly distrust this woman. Oh what to do, what to do?

You know I always felt that this introduction would be the easiest intro that I would make in this book but it has definitely turned out to be the most difficult; on the flip side of the coin I should’ve known that this would prove to be the most difficult introduction that I would make. Take my advice if you’re writing a book that semi autobiographical, you may want to really sit down and think about just exactly what you want to come out of this story and just how much of your own life you want to include within the book’s pages.

I have thought this over for the record, it’s just a bitch to get it down in that correct manner that I want to go about it. Your ideas are one thing, but writing them down is an entirely different experience.

The One Lovely Blog Award


I woke up this morning and found out that I have been nominated for The One Lovely Blog Award by an awesome blogger with a passion for music. Thanks very much for the nomination, I feel so honored. :)

I guess there’s some rules that go along with this award so let’s take a look.


1. Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you.

2. List the rules and display the award.

3. Share seven facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

5. Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven facts about myself, hmm well let me think…

1 My favorite color is blue.

2 I am a young adult writer.

3 I am also a songwriter.

4 I love music.

5 I also love reading.

6 I have a dog named Buddy, who is almost two years old.

7 I have three cats whose names are Chance, Nala, and Cream Puff.

I know that you’re supposed to do fifteen people but I can’t think of that many people at the moment so here’s a few.

My Nominees

Congrats everyone and I hope that you’ll accept. :)

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.