Jeanne Owens, author

Blog about author Jeanne Owens and her writing


A Funny Little Coincidence

So, I reblogged a post yesterday that listed some funny responses for writers when asked how their book is coming along. And what happens to me at work today? One of my coworkers asked me this morning how I’m coming along with my writing. I was tempted to say something witty, like in the post from yesterday, but instead I just said I wasn’t getting as much done as I would have liked and have been trying to get back to working on my WIP after getting distracted with publishing and trying to promote my short story collection, Chronicles of Riss, and by life in general.

And I did actually work on my WIP for a few minutes this evening and got another 100 words done. A little progress, then. Every little bit helps, right?



Shaping up – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (Shape)



For the “shape” prompt today, the first thing that came to my mind was  the phrase “shaping up”. As some of you know, I recently started using the Wii Fit to try to lose weight (or I suppose you could say “get in shape”). Things seem to be shaping up rather well in that regard. So far I’ve lost about 8-9 pounds, although I’m not sure how accurate that is, but I’ll take it. But I do think I’ve lost some, as my pants seem a little looser. And I think doing some of the yoga exercises it provides has helped my posture some. I don’t think I slouch so much, and my center of balance seems to be getting better too.

Also, I recently started seeing a guy, and things seem to be shaping up rather well in regards to that as well. We seem to have hit it off rather well, we both seem to really like each other, and we’ll be having our third date this afternoon.

If only things could shape up for me in regards to my writing, I’ll be all set. I still haven’t been able to do much story writing lately. It seems like every time I think about trying to get some done, something comes along to sidetrack me. If I can, I’ll see if I can manage to get some done some time this weekend.




This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday:


The story of my life lately



Ah, yeah. Seems like that’s been my life lately: a victim of procrastination again.  Hope to fix it soon.  Didn’t make my word count goal today. Only made it about halfway.



Quit Piddling and Write



That’s what I’m working on.  I managed to slack off on my writing goal, and didn’t get anything written all week. Shame, shame. So, after a busy morning and taking care of some things this afternoon, I worked on it for about an hour and got 500 words written, almost double my goal. So, not bad. I managed to get the intro scene for the chapter completed. I’ll see if I can get at least that much done tomorrow, too.