Author: Jess C.

Liebster Award

Logged in a little later than usual this morning.  Was pleasantly surprised to find that one of my favorite bloggers, Olive Ole, had nominated me for the Liebster Award!  Feeling so loved and special!  YAY!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Olive.  And everyone, go check her out!!!  Seriously, she’s awesome!!! Here’s how it works: […]

Posted August 14, 2015 by Jess C. in Awards / 0 Comments

"Basically, you suck and have no chance of ever not sucking."

I’ve been reading a LOT of books on novel writing lately.  Especially if they focus on writing your first novel.  Many times, I’ve finished the book and been left with this thought:  “Why am I even bothering to write?  I suck.” All of these “helpful” volumes insist that, since I’ve never been published, I will never be […]

Posted August 13, 2015 by Jess C. in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Day One of the '15-'16 school year

Well, I got both my girls off to school with all of their necessary school supplies this morning without any problems.  It was the calmest morning I’ve ever had on any school day.  Definitely never had a first day of the year go so smoothly.  It was great!!  🙂 I’ve been really worried about what […]

Posted August 10, 2015 by Jess C. in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I am exactly the right age to do that, thank you very much!

Warning:  I’m about to start ranting. I started knitting when I was in my early 20’s. I love it!  It’s relaxing and it makes me feel good to make things.  I’m now in my 30’s and I still have people tell me (often complete strangers) that I am too young to spend my time knitting. […]

Posted August 9, 2015 by Jess C. in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Note to Self: They're not real. They're only in your head!

Some background:  In order to maintain my focus on writing a novel (and basically give myself a kick in the pants), I signed up for an online class on Writers Digest University titled “12 Weeks to a First Draft”.  I’m on Week 4. I submitted my assignment last week and anxiously awaited the feedback from my […]

Posted August 4, 2015 by Jess C. in Note to Self / 0 Comments

What's all about, anyway?

I’m sure your wondering what you can expect from  Okay, you’re probably not, but I’m going to tell you anyway.  😛 First, let me tell you a little about me… My name is Jess Combs.  I’m 35 and I have two daughters.  My oldest is 15 and my youngest is 10.  I love reading, […]

Posted August 3, 2015 by Jess C. in about me / 0 Comments