Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wednesday Spotlight: J.F. Jenkins

J.F. Jenkins, author of the Dragon Saga series,the Vala series, and the Battlefield series, is my guest today! Welcome!

The New Year

As the year starts to come to a close, a lot of people look back at what they've accomplished. Looking back on the past has never been my thing, but I can say this was a good year for me. A lot was accomplished, a lot went well, and despite a few hiccups, there was little to complain about. I definitely got a lot of the things I planned on doing last year done, that's for sure. My big one was to laugh when the world didn't end on December 21st. How about you all? Anyone else get a riot out of that one?

I'm one of those people who likes to look toward the future though. The things that are coming up, the ones that have yet to be achieved, are what push me to keep moving forward every day. As soon as December rolled around, I started getting excited for the new year. I've been planning and organizing for January first. I created a reward system for when I achieved my goals. Maybe it's a little nerdy of me, but I can't help but be excited over this. It gives me so much to look forward to, because I know that when I accomplish, I'm doing something good with my time.

Here are a few of the things I'm looking to doing in 2013:

Finish writing my series, Vala.
Learn how to write some new genres and POV styles, basically expand my writing skills.
Play a lot more video games.
Read more books I enjoy.
Get more organized around my house.
Become a full time writer!

So what about you? Do you have big goals and big plans for 2013? I've already gotten a couple of those things done already as I have two new releases coming out this year in a different genre than what I'm known for. Don't hold back from achieving your dreams!

As a special treat, Jillian is offering a free copy of her newest release, a short story called The Corruption of Mila. To qualify for the drawing, leave a comment about your goals, hopes, and/or dreams for 2013. We'll draw one at random on Saturday (January 12th).


Mila takes a hands off approach to dating. She's independent and picky and thinks she knows it all. When her best friend decides to set her up on a blind date with a guy who answers to the name of Jax, Mila decides to take a leap of faith. After all, with a name like Jax, how can he not be a dream boat?

Like most blind dates, however, Jax doesn't meet the expectations that Mila created in her imagination. With how badly she's struck out in her past relationships, is that really such a bad thing?


Looking for more of J.F.'s titles? Check out her Amazon Author Page for buy links and more information!


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  2. Great post! Hmmm my goal is to finish my current series...maybe even start a new one!

  3. Great goals. Mine are similar, except that I don't want to self-publish. We're pretty spoiled at AP, and I'm perfectly happy to let them do a lot of the work. And becoming a full-time writer? Sounds like heaven! Good luck!

    1. Thanks, hehe. It would be nice. I'm still not completely sold on the Self Publishing thing, but it seems like an interesting thing to try! I've already got my cover so might as well go for it!

  4. This looks like a great story! It's on my TBR pile! Great post Jillian!

  5. My goals would take too long to list!

  6. Lisa, you were drawn for the giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated!