Jeanne Owens, author

Blog about author Jeanne Owens and her writing


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Matter and Mind – One-liner Wednesday #1lineWed

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

This is part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/07/29/one-liner-wednesday-just-one/

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First Post Challenge

Thank you to Linda for tagging me for this challenge. It’s a nice little nostalgia trip, going back and looking at my first post after a year here on WordPress.

The rules are:
Copy-paste, link, pingback, etc. your first post.

Identify the post: introduction, story, poem.

Explain why it was your first post.

Nominate five other bloggers.


My first post:

Hello

June 15, 2014 2 Comments

Hi! This is my first blog post on this site, so please bear with me as I learn my way around WordPress.  As you can see from my profile, I’m an animal/cat lover, a bit of a geek, and am an author. I have one book published so far and am working on a new book that I hope to have out soon. Visit my website for more info.


So, this was a short and simple little introduction post, obviously.  I wasn’t really sure what to do, as I wasn’t all that familiar with blogging. I had a general idea about it, but didn’t really have much experience with it. And at the time, I was just trying to build up an online presence as an indie author, and have a blog to go along with my social media presence. So I decided to start with just a short and sweet intro post.

After a year, the main reason for the blog hasn’t really changed, but I’ve learned more about blogging, and enjoy it and hope to do more with it in the future.

Now, who to nominate? Whose first posts would I like to see? Hm. How about these 5, and anyone else who would like to take part.

Shelia Renee Parker

By Hook Or By Book

Mollie Hunt

MeganElizabethMorales

Katzenworld


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Reading Habits

I would like to thank Shelia Renee Parker for nominating me for this and giving me these very interesting questions to answer. I shall do my best!

You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?   

I feel like I have that many already!  How do I choose? I guess it pretty much depends on my mood. I decide what type of book I’m in the mood for (fantasy? mystery? suspense? animal? horror? YA? light and fun or heavy? etc.) and go from there as to whether I want something that’s been sitting for a while or something newer.

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit? 

Probably commit. I’ve already gone halfway, I might as well finish it out, and who knows, it might get better.

The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your GoodReads challenge. Do you quit or commit?  

I’ll keep going and see just how far I can go with it, for g.p.

The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?  

Doesn’t bother me. I enjoy books for the story, not the cover, and what I picture when I read doesn’t usually match the covers, either. Kinda like the in Dresden Files, where they insist on giving Harry a hat to wear on the covers, even though he doesn’t wear one in the books. I do admit, though, that the hat looks pretty good on him in the covers.

Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?  

I just let them be. I’m sure I probably like books they don’t, as well. But if I happen to find someone (like someone online, for instance) who shares my dislike of said book, so much the better.

You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

If anyone asks, tell them it’s a really, really  good book

A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a summary on GoodReads? Cry in frustration?  

If it’s been a long time coming, I’ll re-read, otherwise, I’ll just start the sequel and usually I’ll  be able to recall most of what had happened.

You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?  

I don’t usually keep people from borrowing a book. I just ask them to make sure they return it when they’re done.

You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?

I don’t know that I’ve ever really had a reading slump. Granted, I’ve got about 5 books going right now, some I’m reading more on than others. But I will finish them. I just get in different moods to read different things.

There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?  

I buy one or two at a time, depending on which ones I want most at the time, and if it’s close to Christmas or my birthday, ask for the others as gifts.

After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?  

If I’m really eager to read it, I’ll start it that day or within a day or two, otherwise I usually wait at least until I’ve finished a book I’m currently reading.

Now, I’ll nominate the following blogs, as well as anyone else who might like to answer these questions:

By Hook Or By Book

LindaGHill

The Writing Chimp

Natacha Guyot

J. Giambrone

Mary Blowers, Author


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That’s The Truth – One-liner Wednesday #1lineWed

This is part of One-liner Wednesday:
http://lindaghill.com/2015/07/22/one-liner-wednesday-sympathy-for-a-weevil/

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Life’s Too Short – One-liner Wednesday #1lineWed

Life is too short to worry about what others think or say about you. So have fun, enjoy and give them something to talk about.

This is part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/07/15/one-liner-wednesday-so-stereotypical-so-true/

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Get Started – One-liner Wednesday #1lineWed

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

This is part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/07/08/one-liner-wednesday-youre-gonna-get-mugged/

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award #3

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Thank you so much to Megan from meganelizabethmorales for nominating me for this award for my third time. I truly appreciate it and apologize for having taken so long to get to this. And if you haven’t yet, please check out her blog and support her attempt to spread awareness about epilepsy. Anyway, for this award:

The rules:

1) Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions the nominator has provided.

3) Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4) Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

The questions…

1. What made you start blogging?

As a self-published author, I was trying to get myself out there more, besides just creating a social media presence.

2. What is your favorite show?

I don’t have just one show. There are quite a few shows I watch regularly, such as Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Bones, Sherlock, and CSI.

3. Do you prefer spicy or non-spicy food?

I like a mild to medium spicy food on occasion. But unfortunately though I may like spicy food, spicy food doesn’t seem to like me much anymore.

4. Do you have a favourite song at the moment?

No one favorite song at the moment. There are just so many songs I enjoy, in different genres, that I can’t just pick one.

5. Are you a Marvel, or DC fan? Or both?

I enjoy both

6. What’s your favorite book?

Again, I love so many that I can’t pick one. I love Harry Potter, The Dresden Files, Sherlock, Agatha Christie, Count of Monte Cristo, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Lord of the Rings, …

7. Do you have a favourite colour?

Purple!

8. Do you read fanfiction?

Not so much. I did dabble in writing a little anime fanfiction a few years ago for fun, but didn’t stick with it.

9. Would you rather sit down and be on the computer 24 hours a day, or go outside and get sunburn?

Outside. I love spending time outside, and wish I could do it more.

10. Do you automatically connect to the fangirl memes, and say, “HEY, THAT’S ME!” Or just stare at it and wonder why you understand all of those fandom’s quotes and hairstyles…

A little of both, I think

The questions for my nominees:

1. Are you a morning person?

2. What was your favorite tv show as a kid?

3. Do you consider yourself a geek?

4. Are you a cat person or dog person?

5. Do you listen to music when you’re working on a project?

6. Who are some of your favorite authors?

7. What is one place you would like to visit if you could?

8. Do you enjoy doing things outdoors (nature walks, camping, etc.)?

9. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

10.  Do you believe in ghosts?

Since there are so many great blogs out there to choose from, I will just nominate anyone reading this who would like to accept it and go for it.


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Wattpad Try-out

Well, I felt like trying something new on my day off from work, so I went and joined Wattpad to see how it works and what it might do for me. It is a social site for readers and writers, after all. It might not be bad. If any of you are on there, you can follow me. My user ID is @JeanneOwens and the link is https://www.wattpad.com/user/JeanneOwens

 

Oh, and I also sort of pledged to take part in a 30-day writing challenge they’re doing in collaboration with Harlequin. We’ll see how that turns out.


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Dragon Advice – One-liner Wednesday #1lineWed

“It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations if you live near him.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

This is part of One-liner Wednesday
http://lindaghill.com/2015/07/01/one-liner-wednesday-really-texas/

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