Fall Weather and Writing Slumps

It’s been dropping below 60 in my hometown lately. The night air is chilly, beautiful, crisp, and I just want to sit out in my back yard with a cup of cocoa and a good book. Or a good notebook.

Fall is my favorite season–as I am a booknerdigan at heart. It’s perfect for writing, relaxing, cuddling, mingling, reading, and nothing. That’s right. Nothing. A big grand not a thing.

And as the weather gets colder I’m actually getting out of this summer long writing slump that I’ve been in and I’m closing in on the last 8,000 words of my novel. I’m revealing the culprit and giving out the last of vital information and I’m enjoying revealing this to myself. I think part of the slump is caused by not having any deadline but my own and also wondering if my work is even worth finishing.

I’ve read it so many times I’m not surprised by any of it. No surprise for the writer no surprise for the reader was a mantra in my writing classes, but I mean how surprised can I really be after having this story in my head for over a year?Β The first time I wrote many of these scenes I was surprised that I’d even thought like that.

Now, I’m eager to be done with this piece so that I can move on to the second book and perhaps another project. I have a really sweet idea and want to explore it but I think I should finish up this one first.

AH! It feels good to be inspired!

Some New Photos

My good friend Magdalyn Ann and I decided we needed some new photos of us for our respective blogs and platforms so we went to a park near my house around sundown and filled up an SD card.

We took… over 300 photos. Well, really Maggie did. Because Maggie is trigger happy (you know you are, don’t even fight it).

But here are the photos that made the cut for me tonight! Expect to see them everywhere!

Hyper-Talented

I have been told that I should create separate portfolios for all of my work. In that respect I would have a portfolio for

  • Writing (maybe even one for each genre that I write in)
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Web Design
  • Social Media Management
(c) Jessica Tuckerman 2014
(c) Jessica Tuckerman 2014: This piece utilized my photography and graphic design skills. The choice to use this photo over other photos also include my experience as a dancer and helped me to find straight legs and unlocked knees.

And they will all be interconnected making the navigation an absolute nightmare. Every page I manage will then be a big hot mess all because I wanted to market all of my talents.