Thursday, June 23, 2016

80 miles, 8,000 words

These days most of my energy is going into running and writing. Since last Sunday, which is what? twelve days ago? I have ran 80 miles. I think running has become a balm for anxiety, a way to physically beat it out of myself. Today's ten mile run was steady and slow, but mostly comfortable. My body wasn't fighting me this time, asking to stop. I try to run in the morning after chores and then the rest of the afternoon is for other obligations of writing, logos, illustrations and clients. Writing right now is less about this blog (sorry) and more about getting a proper start on a new book. A book deal is crucial, so very much so. Not only for financial security but because it's been too long and I have a lot to share and say. I want to tell an entirely different story about myself. So far an 8,000 word proposal has made its way to my agent's hands and he is shopping it around. If luck is with me more books are in my future. Fingers crossed, ale poured, hopes high.

Right now just making it to that point is my biggest concern. That is why I am running so much. I need to feel that even if there are threats or scary phone calls about my home, that I am working towards a larger goal and removing the stress best I can. That is why that Indiegogo was launched. If I can meet that goal there is no threat of losing my farm. If I don't, real trouble is ahead. In exchange for larger contributions you will be mailed hand-drawn art in the home you are supporting from the author asking for your patronage. If you like me, it's a kindness. If you dislike me, it's a cheap way to keep the person you dislike creating content you can be upset about. Fun!

If you don't want to support it, that's okay too. I appreciate you just being here to read this.

News on the goats, the sheep, the bees, and more tomorrow. I will be taking a little 36hr break from running for my legs to harden up from all the work they have been doing. 


Blogger Jean Miller said...

Hi Jenna,
Finally donated, long past due! I enjoy & am inspired by your blog & in a funny way you inspired me to give up the big land and turn to condo-steading! Why? Understanding and going for what we want with joy & gusto & thought-- that is what I've learned and loved about your blog. Crossing fingers all goes well w/ the farm fund raiser, kind regards, Jean

June 23, 2016 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Anna G said...

I almost died laughing reading how those who are not particular fans of you would also profit from participating in the 'art for the farm'. Genious!!
I am rooting for you in this matter of Jenna vs mortgage!! You rock!

June 25, 2016 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

How's Birchthorn coming along?

June 28, 2016 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Birchthorn is completed, professionally edited, and now and getting ready to be reviewed, laid out, and published

June 28, 2016 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Oh that's great news! When do you think it will be out? How long did it end up being? It sounded like it was going to be a long and luxurious tome with lots of great characters! I. CAN'T. WAIT!

June 28, 2016 at 6:23 PM  

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