Taking Stock and Going Forward

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

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13 Responses

  1. Dawn D says:

    I actually made your list? Wow! I’m honoured!
    I commend you on all you accomplished this year! OctPoWriMo was already hard for me but I did it!
    To run three 5ks? I’m impressed. Because I also know all it takes to run a household with young children, even if I only do it part time now (which comes with its own difficulties).

    Good luck for 2015. I love your wit and humour, I love how you write. I am looking forward to reading your published works.

    As for me, I have a few goals for 2015 already (no resolutions either, it’s just a recipe for failure and disappointment in myself when I cannot keep up with them). I have started on at least one. I’ll let you know how it goes. In the mean time, I appreciate your good wishes. If I don’t make it this year, there is always next year, but I am going to do my best to make it this year 🙂

    I wish you all the best for a wonderful year 2015 🙂
    XO

    • Jessica says:

      Of course you made my list! I love talking with you and hearing about your escapades (even if they do make me blush-I’m not exactly a prude but I can still blush on occasion).
      I don’t make resolutions for exactly the same reason. I am a very harsh critic of my own successes and failures, and the last thing I need is a list of failures every year. Goals are doable, and if you don’t succeed right away it’s ok becauses they are reachable as long as you work at it.
      And I’m glad you like my sense of humor. And I have wit, woohoo! LOL
      I wish you all the best, too, D. I know you work as hard as I do. We are quite a bit alike I think. 😉
      All my love, and I’ll talk to you later.
      J

      • Dawn D says:

        I make you blush? Well… maybe you won’t want to read my latest escapade 😉
        Though I’m not sure I’ll get to the interesting bit in the first part, we’ll see, but I’m already at 1800 words, I don’t think I’ll make it in only one part 😉
        Yes, it is very possible we are uite alike, though I’ve never seen anything about your escapades 😉

        Keep making me smile and think. I love what you write 🙂

        XO

        • Jessica says:

          I’m American..we’re supposed to be prudes. 😉
          Besides, my ‘escapades’ get written about in poetry…plus, I’m the quiet type-still waters run deep and all that jazz. LOL
          And Anne Rice’s Claiming of Sleeping Beauty trilogy and DH Lawrence made me blush. Didn’t stop me from reading them. Or making others blush when I talk or write about it. 😀
          I’m really not all that prudish. Depends on the company I’m in. LOL

          • Dawn D says:

            Yes, I’ve seen how prude Americans are on dance floors. It makes a European dance floor look tame!

            Does it look bad if I say that I have no idea who Anne Rice or DH Lawrence are? I never studied English-speaking litterature. To be honest, I never studied litterature at all 😉

            But I totally understand about behaving differently depending on the company one is in. You can be sure I don’t talk the same way to my parents and most of my real life friends that I write on my blog 😉

            • Jessica says:

              Hahaha! Yeah, let’s ignore the dance floor escapades. LOL.
              We all wear different masks around different people. And, um, I didn’t study those books. I read them. For fun. LOL. The Anne Rice ones are worth the blush. I think they’re better than 50 Shades of Grey (or is it gray-i always spell that with an e…the a just looks wrong).

              • Dawn D says:

                When you read about my dance floor escapades… they have nothing to envy American dance floors. Except maybe they were more conspicuous 🙂
                It’s Grey I think. I enjoyed the books, so I’ll check Anne Rice. But I’m afraid to say that 50 shades never made me blush. I experienced other rather interesting reactions while reading them, but no blushing 😉

                • Jessica says:

                  I only read the online sample…no blushing either. And Anne’s…well…I was in my 20’s then. I probably wouldn’t blush now either. LOL.

                  • Dawn D says:

                    Ah, but I’m sure they didn’t pick the juiciest parts for the online samples!
                    50 shades are not the best written books ever, but they flow nicely and I enjoy thrillers, so I couldn’t not like them 😉

                    • Jessica says:

                      LOL
                      Well, I’m about to find out. My friend Amber got the first book from her grandmother for Christmas (the woman had no idea what it was about-:-D ) and Amber is making me read it with her. I’m just rolling my eyes and going ‘fine”. 😉

                    • Dawn D says:

                      From her Grandma? Hahaha!
                      Well, enjoy it, I read the three in a matter of two weeks. It was quite addictive 😉

                    • Jessica says:

                      I’ll let you know what I think, But you have to check out the Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Trilogy. Considering when it was written it was definitely hot. 😉

                    • Dawn D says:

                      Thanks I will 🙂

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