Why Not Me?

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I started writing a story, when my now four year old daughter was a baby. It was slow going. I was studying my Bachelor too and didn’t have much time to write, so it kind of got pushed aside. Then when I started back on it. My laptop blew up and I lost 3 chapters of the story and couldn’t retrieve them. So once again it got pushed aside and than I fell pregnant with my second child and it wasn’t the easiest pregnancy, so again it got put off.

Until this year, when it suddenly hit me. I’ve got to get this done. I’m not exactly sure what triggered this sudden urge, so strong that I couldn’t leave it any longer.

Maybe it was the writers meeting I attended and the inspirational speakers and fellow writers. Perhaps it was an awakening? I’ve struggled with anxiety and PTSD and through this, I’ve learnt so much about myself and I’m beginning to realise that I am capable of so much more then I give myself credit for.

So I ask the question, to myself and to you…WHY NOT ME?

So my first achievement was publishing my poetry collection; Horns & Halo’s and the next big thing is publishing my fantasy novel, Raven Child. Which I’m very close to finishing my first draft. (In my next post I’ll explain the storyline.) rise

I have two young daughters with no family support, so this has been a challenge in itself. But when you have passion and love for something, you make it happen.

So, no matter how small, work towards your goals each and everyday. Even just 20 minutes spare each day or just jotting down idea’s. You’ll be amazed at the results!

Love Jen xxx

 

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Vintage Stones and Flowers Bent

I went AWOL
For a while
Lost in the clouds
Under feathers of plush-downs
Quills and spines,
and buried beneath
a tree
and vintage stones
and flowers bent and overgrown,
It was a blissful place
of undergrowth,
Where I visualised myself
floating softly in a pond of peace,
It was soothing and calming
and my mind was at rest
But here I am
back with my thoughts stirred.

J.CALVERT 2016

Published On Poppy Road Review

A massive thank you, to Poppy Road Review for publishing my poem Dead Sisters.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am.

A BIG thank you to Ryan, at Days Of Stone, for suggesting I submit Dead Sisters to Poppy Road. Thanks for your encouragement and support Ryan!

Pretty please follow the link,

Poppy Road Review: Jennifer Calvert

Ink and Quill

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Incredible photography by Pheasant Fashion Photography. megankelly.org

This is my passion,
The ache and urge,
For my words,
To spill forth,
Myself,
My sense,
My deepest heartfelt,
My thoughts conveyed,
Quill, a feathery plume,
Etched and engraved,
Ink drips,
Tints and stains the page,
Fragile, erratic and torn,
Overflowing,
I breathe and write on.

I Change My Mind So Often I Exhaust Myself

I change my mind so often I exhaust myself.

This quote couldn’t be more real for me personally. I have a problem. I think of a great story. I’m really enthusiastic and begin writing, planning etc. Then around chapter 8-10 I begin doubting. I STOP writing. I think hmm maybe I should write something else or go back to a previous half written manuscript; which I left in doubt.

How do I get through this phase?

I love writing Historical/Romance, but found it hard in terms of research. I started writing a fantasy type novel. Which I was extremely confident about, until recently when I started doubting, and began thinking about going back to the historical/romance story.

Any ideas or tips on how to get through that phase?

What do you do in order to block those thoughts and stick with one idea?

Jen x 

Over Embellish the Truth

writerI have a tendency to over embellish,

The truth,

The words fall from my mouth,

Like autumn leaves,

Swooping from the trees,

The tales that my mind weaves,

The hands that link ink with the page,

Conspire to elaborate,

I am lost in this place.