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Twas A Christmas Before Christmas!

Hey every one hope you are well! This might be hideously early to say, but as I am not usually one to be excited for Christmas, I'm going to say it anyway: I am looking forward to Christmas! I have set up my little Christmas tree and have completed my Christmas shopping (early for once!)… Continue reading Twas A Christmas Before Christmas!

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My Audio Book Experience

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. I thought I would come on here and discuss something I have recently come to realise. I have always been a firm activist for the preservation of physical books. They, in my humble opinion, are superior in many ways. I love feeling the weight of a book,… Continue reading My Audio Book Experience

Blog · Creative Writing · Poetry

My Anxious Thoughts Before An Interview!

Hello everyone! I had my first job interview in what feels like years today. I won't say where but it is a well known company in London. I am usually very good in an interview setting, although inside I am falling apart until the last minute. I got to my interview 45 minutes early which… Continue reading My Anxious Thoughts Before An Interview!

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Who Am I?: Behind The Author

So who is Jen? Who is the author behind this blog? The part-time poet? The part-time writer? The part-time Blogger? Yes, yes, yes and... Yes. I see myself as all of the above, but there is more to me than that. I reluctantly shared a short extract from my current WIP of which I refer… Continue reading Who Am I?: Behind The Author

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To Read Or Not To Read: How To Squeeze More Reading Into Your Day

"We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind."- Anna Quindlen Like any reader knows, we have good reading weeks and we have bad ones. We can all empathise when we see others in the dreaded "reading slump". When your TBR books bore into your… Continue reading To Read Or Not To Read: How To Squeeze More Reading Into Your Day

Blog · Poetry

While: A Poem

Thank you to Luna for posting my poem to her blog! This is a personal one but I hope someone out there can identify with it x

Luna

Left alone again
While colours and patterns consume you
Sweet dreams and hope settle around your slumbering body
While I am tormented by my mind
Black butterflies invade my churning stomach
While I look upon my sleeping love
Not a single dream appears to be of me
While I doubt and doubt and doubt
Not you, but me
While the sting of hot tears briefly warms my raw skin
Where are you? Where are you?
While I handle this sharp blade
Contemplating, longing for a different sting
While I try to push the evil aside
The anger, oh this anger is raging inside
While I pull my hair hoping for relief
Left alone again
Alone
Again.

I have just started my blog to document my writing journey! I would never go as far to say I am a poet, but I do dabble in poetry now and again.  I only…

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Jen Had A Dream She Was A YouTuber: Blogging Is A Better Fit

Creativity serves us all "Words are a lens to focus one’s mind."— Ayn Rand I have started this blog primarily to keep myself accountable in terms of my writing. I am currently around a quarter of the way through my first ever novel. I started off strong and was writing around 2000 words per day,… Continue reading Jen Had A Dream She Was A YouTuber: Blogging Is A Better Fit