About the Author

I’m an emerging writer in Australia who keeps creating characters that wouldn’t like me.

This blog was created with the intention to write about writing, but when that felt too meta I started writing about anything from world events to childhood to the darker side of life. I’ve combined all of this into a place of whatever.Β I hope it works okay. There’s a few surprises every now and then.

I often stop and think, “What the heck am I doing with my life?” But I can usually squash those feelings byΒ dawdling in a book shop until all my worries melt away. I’m working on becoming a proper person. Bear with me.

113 thoughts on “About the Author”

  1. I get that “What am I doing with my life?” feeling pretty often as well, and I squish them down and do whatever I want or feel like doing. What makes me happy. So there! That’s what I’m doing with my life, insecure feelings!


  2. A Neil Gaiman fan! I’ve not read American Gods yet but my fallback book is Neverwhere…Tis so awesome. And eating a whole pizza sounds familiar too. I used to write but I have writers block so now I spend more time than I should vegetating on the sofa and reading other people’s writing instead. So hello. Your blog gave me a giggle, thanks πŸ˜€

    1. Neil Gaiman is wonderful, huh. I haven’t finished Neverwhere! I couldn’t get into it as much as his other work, it’s funny how we can both be a fan of the guy but have different preferences for particular stories.
      I’m sure your writer’s block will clear up one day πŸ™‚ I do enough vegetating myself, so totally know what you’re saying.
      And thank you! πŸ™‚

      1. I love it partly because I live in London I think and I relate all the places to experiences, but I guess its also about taste! I shall have to get stuck into American Gods sometime soon though.

  3. Jessica, you write so well…..Like you said I started writing few months ago..but dont write too often though I wished to. Its just 6 months that i introduced myself to wordpress and have not yet created catchy blog yet….but thats not important to me…..its just my writing……… I am following your blog….coz i am sure you are my inspiration. Congratulations on being freshly pressed.

    1. Thank you very much, twice.
      I always think writing for yourself and writing how you please will pay off more than writing for fake reasons, so I’m sure people will catch on to you!
      Just went and followed your blog too πŸ™‚

  4. Lol, sometimes I feel like that too (I know I commented already, I don’t want to seem stalkery or anything). I really like your stuff, I can connect to it; it’s vernacular in both subject and language, and it flows much better than alot of the stodgy crap I see on some blogs. That was refreshing, thanks, I’m following!

    1. Haha, stalkery. Not at all. Thank you for commenting and saying something lovely! I’ll have to check out your blog πŸ˜€

      1. Meanwhile, you think you seem stalkery but I just realised I sound like a total sucker for compliments!
        Tell me I have a nice blog and I’ll follow you. What a pushover! haha.

  5. Thanks for the follow! Glad you did since now I found your blog.. Looking forward to reading your posts πŸ™‚ And eating an entire pizza: One of the most satisfying feelings in the world

    1. Thank you very much – glad I found yours too :). The benefits of stalking the writing tag!
      It is satisfying, and I miss it – you know, I can’t eat pizza any more. Damn, cheese intolerance.
      I’d change my about me, but, I really miss pizza.

  6. “I often stop and think, β€œWhat the heck am I doing with my life?” But I can usually squash those feelings by eating an entire pizza and re-reading American Gods.” Simply awesome.

  7. Hi, Not sure if you have seen, but I have nominated you for the Booker Award, which I hope you will accept. Do pop over to my blog to check out what to do.

  8. Hey Jess! I read your post on Rebecca Berto’s site. Good stuff. Been reading your latest posts. I like your work. Witty. Did I say thanks for the follow back? No? Thanks for the follow back.
    Have a great week! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh thanks Richard!
      You’re very welcome, and I’ll come check out some of your stuff now, since you were kind enough to come over here.
      Have a great week also πŸ˜€

  9. Hello, thanks for following my blog! It’s good to e-meet you. At risk of being annoying: since you’re an emerging writer you might like to check the way you use its and it’s.

    1. Nice to meet you too! Thanks for following back.
      Oh no you don’t sound annoying, thanks for picking it up for me. I always write ‘its’ and ‘it’s’ wrong when I type! There’s another mishap I constantly do too – when writing ‘also’ I write ‘always’ instead, and vice versa. There are more blunders like that, little swaps, that I only do when typing, but bizarrely never when writing by hand. I think my fingers take on a life of their own sometimes when I’m at my computer!

      1. I think we’re all a work in progress. We can all use some improvement in one area or another. That’s the beauty of being human isn’t it πŸ™‚

  10. I’m not sure exactly what it is you mean by “becoming a proper person” but I’d like to think I understand. At any rate that comment evoked some pretty hearty laughter from me.

    1. I’m glad somebody laughed haha, thanks for reading. Not even I know what I mean by proper person – I just know that one day I’ll actually be one. At least I er, hope.

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