This Semester’s Content

So as not to leave you all high and dry, I am currently scanning in lots of quote art (see my last post Summer is Ending for some previews) to be scheduled for your viewing pleasure. I’m finding that I hate my scanner and that it is not scanning the images the way that I want them to come out. Everything is so bright and I don’t seem to have the power to adjust that outside of Photoshop.

But whatever, the point is that I did them.

After I hurt my back and binge watching M*A*S*H and Xena lost its appeal, I invested in a journal and began designing at least one quote per day. I was posting them to Instagram but eventually life became life and I found myself very busy.

I did not, however, stop designing the quotes. After I missed a week of posting the quotes on Instagram I resolved to just post them here. 

They’ll start in about a week when school starts for me. As you all know I don’t find a lot of time to blog while I’m in school (although I do try and will try again this semester), so I like to have some posts for you all to look at. Also it helps because it doesn’t look like I just dropped off of the face of the earth (which it totally does to all my friends. “Where’s Jess?” “It’s school season.” “Oh, I guess I’ll just get in touch in May.” “It’s for the best.”).

I stuck to quotes about writing, then decided I wanted inspirational quotes, then decided I wanted quotes about reading, then decided I wanted any quote I liked. It’s a logical progression. Obviously.

Am I pleased with all of them?

Nah.

I am proud that I did them though. I think that’s just as important. And I don’t plan on stopping. I really am determined to fill up the whole journal. And I’m on a good role. I just keep the journal and a tote bag full of sharpies with me all the time. It’s great to do while waiting for my food at diners, just relaxing on the couch, and I imagine wonderful to pass the time while I wait for class in the hallway at school.

In any case, it’s 12:36AM and I have things to scan (as I mentioned). So good night and I can’t wait for you all to see these design posts.

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By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.