Hello from Northern California! My name is Jean. I am a writer aspiring to also be an active commenter. My day job is in marketing, but I still try to find time to post at least two or three times a week. Most of my posts will be about writing, sometimes also mentioning tea, pets, and/or mindfulness practices.

I’m also working on a novel, Growing Magic, which made me a 2015 NaNoWriMo winner. There’s still a fair amount of world building and rewriting to do, and I am in hunter-gatherer-packrat mode for advice on those things.

Regular or semi-regular featured theme days:

Sunday Gratitudes

Actively choosing to practice gratitude increases happiness and life satisfaction. (x) Throughout the week I focus on the daily things I feel grateful for and keep a list, so I don’t forget and dwell on negative things more than they deserve.

Monday Musings

Inspired by the segment on The Caffeinated Writer. I’m going to write about whatever I happen to be thinking about at the time, sometimes reading or writing related and sometimes not. Who knows!

Daily Writing Progress (on Tuesdays)

Inspired by the segment on Writing And Musing. This is partly to keep track of what I’m working on, partly to hold myself accountable to my writing goals.

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Inspired by the segment on Creative Writing For Me. Unless I already have an idea burning in my brain, it might just be two quotes picked at random and used as prompts.