My Stupid Nickname


With Nikki Prince and Lotchie Burton at the CA Dreamin’ Conference


My friends have a nickname for me. I really don’t want to share it with you. It’s Really Embarrassing. I don’t know where they came up with it. (I blame my husband. He came up with it after we watched Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens. Yes, there are 4 Sharknado movies. You know you love them.) I won a Sharknado bobblehead, when I live-tweeted Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No. Okay. I’m stalling. Sorry.

Okay, fine, I’ll share it with you. It’s Jenn-nado. Part of it, is that I hate sitting still. I feel like I have 100 things to do all the time. For example, right now, as I type this, I want to make lunch and then the hashtag game I co-host at 1 pm PDT @bratpacktags starts soon and I haven’t even thought of any tags for it yet. I just finished entering 7 pages from my notebook onto the computer of my new romantic comedy. I should probably hit the gym today. See what I mean?

What was funny was when I met Lotchie Burton at the California Dreamin’ Writers Conference last month, she said, “That girl is a whirlwind,” when I was trying to get us a table at a jam-packed Cheesecake Factory. So, maybe the nickname is appropriate.

Also, I really want to tweet congratulations to my fellow YARWA-ian the awesome Stephanie Scott who is up for a RITA for Best First Book. She is an inspiration for writers and her blog is a godsend to get your butt in chair to write down your writing goals.

Working full time while trying to write a book is very challenging, but I think the key is to set concrete goals and have fun with it. Anyways, gotta go. My stomach is ordering me to make tacos. Mmmm ta-cos.

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