Author Archives: Jennifer Jensen

Those ADD Moments

Is it a Senior Moment? Or just a tendency to ADD?  Here’s two minutes of my squirrely brain this morning: Head to the kitchen for breakfast. Chilly in the house, do I want a sweater? Look on couch to see if it’s there from last night. See sunshine outside, need to feed the birds. On the way to kitchen for birdseed, pass stairs. Oh yes, my sweater is down there from last night. But if I’m going downstairs, I really ought to take the laundry and start a load. Turn for bedroom for dirty clothes. Stop myself, “No, Jennifer, it can wait.” Turn back towards kitchen. Need Scriptures to read at breakfast—where’s my iPad? In kitchen, oh yes, bird food. Feed the birds, notice iPad on DR table on the way back in. Cold feet, think about socks. Back to bedroom for socks. See sweater on floor from last night, … Continue reading

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Book Launch: Rescue Through the Shimmer of Time

Come celebrate with me – my second book,      Rescue Through the Shimmer of Time  is officially out in the world!  Local details: 7-8:30 pm, Friday, Dec 9.   My house.   Cookies will be involved. If you’re not local, you can still celebrate! Eat your own Christmas cookies and do a happy dance. Share the good news with friends and on Facebook. Head to Amazon for a print or Kindle version.  Print should also be available on other online sites. For a signed copy, order through my website.  I can send them directly to you or to a gift recipient if Christmas timing is tight. If you prefer iBooks or Nook, you can buy the Kindle version and send me a copy of the confirmation email.  I’ll send you back the epub version by return email.  (My current agreement with Amazon doesn’t let me have e-books for sale … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Getting on My Crazy

This is the time of year when hundreds of thousands of writers around the world, including me, get antsy.  Stories flit through our heads, a few characters decide to burrow in and stay a while, and we can’t wait for November 1st to start writing. NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month, is a time when hundreds of thousands of writers around the world get crazy and try to write 50,000 words during the month of November.  We even manage to go to work, school, holiday gatherings, and sometimes even make a few dinners for our families! 1,667 words a day, every day, or catch up on weekends.  If, like me, you take Sundays and Thanksgiving off, it jumps to 2,000 a day.  Why drive ourselves like this?  Jaime Raintree put her thoughts into a brilliant post over on Writers in the Storm, and she not only ticked all my boxes but … Continue reading

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Girls, Boys and Magazine Covers

What happens when you click on a Facebook link, then work backwards clicking on links in various blog posts?  You find yourself thinking about things that hadn’t crossed your mind in a long time – like marketing and stereotypes and what we’re teaching kids. Here’s a picture comparison of current magazines at a county library, posted originally on Facebook: Just what is that telling our girls?   As writer Michele Yulo said at Women You Should Know, “You can read the copy and pretty much figure out that according to this magazine—a girl’s top priority is to “Wake Up Pretty”, and a boy’s is to “Explore Your Future.” A colleague of hers, graphic designer Katherine Young, was just as appalled.  So Ms. Young  re-did the Girls’ Life cover to encourage girls in things far more important and life-altering than hair and fashion. (The new cover girl is  Olivia Hallisey, who won the … Continue reading

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Time, Habits & Investing: Are We Undermining Ourselves?

Like most of the world, my life is filled with good and bad habits, which lead to good and bad situations.  Awesome things like writing a book or helping someone through a tough time are inevitably counterbalanced by things like a chaotic house or the pressure of not enough time. A recent blog post by social media guru Kristen Lamb really struck home with me, not just with writing, but with many of my daily frustrations.  Here’s an excerpt, with Kristen’s text in green: Are We Undermining Our Own Writing Success? I rarely reread books, namely because there are so many new titles I want to consume and only so many hours in the day. But, there are a handful of books I read and reread namely because they are areas I struggle in and so reinforcement is tremendously helpful. The three books I seem to cycle through the most are … Continue reading

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