Hi!  I’m Jackie.  I’m 25 years old, I love nature, photography, and Texas, I have a Master’s degree, and I’m an aspiring novelist.  I’ve written two novels, a screenplay, a children’s book, and have at least seven other ideas in mind and/or in progress.  

Though to be totally honest, the screenplay really sucked.  So did the first novel.  

I like my second novel a lot though.  And that’s why I’ve started this blog.  

As a young aspiring author, I need all the help and advice I can get as I embark on the journey that will hopefully lead to publication.  As of right now, the novel is in the final stages of being edited by an incredibly intelligent women, a dear friend of the family, and someone whom I hold in the highest respect.  After she’s given me her feedback, I plan to start seeking out a literary agent to help guide and assist me on my quest.

Okay, this is starting to sound like a bad Lord of the Rings fanfiction.  

In all seriousness though, this whole process is a lot more complicated than I expected iit would be.  I always thought that finishing the book was the hard part and the rest would all sort of just fall into place. Not the case.  Writing is the easy part.  Writing is the fun part.  That’s why I want to be a writer.  I love it.