Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday's Letters #7


Friday's Letters comes from Ashley at Adventures of Newlyweds.


Dear dreams, Thanks for the scene ideas. Again. And for the really cute guy I got to meet. Again.

Dear online sales preparation, I want to be done with you so I can just list everything, sell it, ship it, and get it out of my room. I'm crossing my fingers that it will all be over with soon.

Dear person who bought one of my handmade bracelets yesterday, You are awesome.

Dear shopping trip from last Saturday, You were a lot of fun. I found some pretty cool things, including a hoodie and jacket I can't seem to stop wearing. It was a very LONG but great day.

Dear the fact that we're nearing the end of 2012, Not that I didn't like you, but I can't wait for 2013 to start. I have a lot of things I want to do and change (some of which will be on this blog). It's just a bit frustrating to not have enough time to take care of everything. Once December hits, that will begin the plotting of a new improved Jessica's life plan. That sounds more important than it is. It's just a bunch of small things honestly.

Dear If Only We, I am sorry I have been neglecting you again. You know I don't want to. I want to write you. You're a great story and I want the world to read you. I promise that you will be complete very soon.


Have a great weekend everyone!!! 

 Jessica Sankiewicz

Monday, November 19, 2012

Express Yourself #4: What are a few inspirational quotes you'd like to pass along to others?


Express Yourself is a weekly meme hosted by Jackie at Bouquet of Books and Dani at Entertaining Interests. The purpose of it is to get us to talking about the things that inspire us to write and inspire us in general in life. Check it out!

This week's question: 
 
What are a few inspirational quotes you'd like to pass along to others?

I adore quotes, so this may be hard to narrow down into one post...

"Be fearless."
"Any given moment can change your life. You just have to be there."
"Give me some hope to follow and I will run." ~Jarrod Gorbel
"My thoughts create my world." ~Megan McCafferty
"You’ll turn out ordinary if you’re not careful." ~Ann Brashares
"The person you see before you today would not be here if it weren't for the mistakes of yesterday." ~me


How about you? I'd love to know!

 Jessica Sankiewicz

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday's Letters #6


Friday's Letters comes from Ashley at Adventures of Newlyweds.


Dear Marie, Congratulations on publishing The Game Changer! It is a must read book for everyone. I am so proud of you! <3

Dear Saturday shopping trip, I am crossing my fingers that I can find some goodies to add to my wardrobe. I've been clearing out my closet and drawers of the stuff I don't wear anymore. It's time for something new! Let's do this!

Dear Twinkies, I'm going to apparently have to purchase you in bulk and store you in a freezer if Hostess goes out of business forever. How could I ever live without you?!

Dear people at work, Thanks for being so nice and funny. You make work more enjoyable and lots of fun, even when it's busy and somewhat stressful. Also, thanks for appreciating me. :)

Dear Sunday, I'll be using you to (hopefully) finish cleaning up my room. It is driving me nuts to not have the time during the week to even do a small section. Expect a random playlist and occasional outbursts of choruses and giggles. I am determined to get this done!

Dear If Only We, You will be getting some more revising this week because I am anxious to get to these scenes... Can I do another 1700 words this week? I sure hope so.


Have a great weekend everyone!!! 

 Jessica Sankiewicz

Monday, November 12, 2012

Express Yourself #3: Post a picture of your work area.


Express Yourself is a weekly meme hosted by Jackie at Bouquet of Books and Dani at Entertaining Interests. The purpose of it is to get us to talking about the things that inspire us to write and inspire us in general in life. Check it out!

This week's question: 
 
Post a picture of your work area; cubicle, writing area, etc. Then explain what it is you do.

Okay, I'm a writer, an aspiring author. I write in a moon chair on a laptop in the middle of a gloriously messy room. As you can see, I have piles of everything everywhere. That is a Castle DVD on top of my Nook and my poetry notebook. in front of the laptop on a box is a pile of a couple notebooks, one is my If Only We notebook for ideas and mapping out chapters, one is my poetry brainstorm book, and there are TWO thesauruses. I am always in need of finding the right word.


And this is me, sitting in my moon chair recently. Yes, I am listening to music. It was most likely Three Days Grace that day.


How about you? I'd love to know!

 Jessica Sankiewicz

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday's Letters #5


Friday's Letters comes from Ashley at Adventures of Newlyweds.


Dear Three Days Grace, We had a good run the last couple weeks and I've memorized the whole album but it's time for me to listen to something new. I'll come back to you though, I promise.

Dear overtime on Wednesday, I'm not a fan. Especially when I'm already exhausted from working the night shift the day before. I came home and collapsed on the floor. Then proceeded to laugh at things that weren't really that funny. As amusing as that part is to look back on, I don't think I'll be willing to take you on again anytime soon. So, please don't come up again? Okay, thanks!

Dear books, There are too many of you to read, and I don't have the time like I used to. Slowly but surely, I'm plugging away at the to be read pile. I wish I wasn't an adult sometimes. Then I could read like I did when I didn't have all these responsibilities.

Dear blog post ideas in my head, You need to be typed up. Like now. Because I'm going to forget what I want to say.

Dear Steph, I am so excited to come out and see you and Brennen Saturday. I shall be coming bearing gifts AND Black Sheep on DVD for us to watch. Nothing could be better than seeing my schoolgirl crush looking adorable as ever... and chuckle silently over how weird everyone in school thought I was to have a crush on David Spade at 12 years old. You were the only one who understood.

Dear new followers, Thank you so much for following my blog! There's not much to write home about yet, but I am glad to have you along for the journey. I am working on making this a fun place to stop by, not only for writing related things (like those blog post ideas in my head from above and a weekly writing update), but also other cool and amusing stuff. Like my conversation post from last night with Rebecca.


Have a great weekend everyone!!! 

 Jessica Sankiewicz

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inventing more weekends and changing the world

Instant message conversation between myself and my best friend Rebecca tonight...


Rebecca: What time you working tomorrow?

Jessica: 11:30-5:30 or maybe 6:00 depending on how busy it is. How about you?

Rebecca: 7:30-2. Then weekend.

Jessica: Oh joy! Yay weekend! I can't wait for the weekend.

Rebecca: Me neither, weekends are amazing. We need more of them.

Jessica: Amen to that!!!

Rebecca: We could go somewhere with this idea....

Jessica: Invent more weekends?!

Rebecca: Totally! People would love us!

Jessica: They so would!

Rebecca: We may get a high school named after us! Personally I would prefer a cafe but whatever.

Jessica: Yeah, a cafe would be better. Or a candy store.

Rebecca: We could get a cafe AND a candy store, they could be next door.

Jessica: Yes! Next to our two bedroom/two walk-in-closets-that-are-really-bedrooms house.

Rebecca: Yes! I'm liking this a lot.

Jessica: Me too. We need to cancel everything we have planned for the next month and get this started.

Rebecca: Yeah.... how about the month after? We got that shopping trip.

Jessica: True. Scratch that. Maybe we can get it done before the new year. Then 2013 can be known as "The year Jessica and Rebecca changed the world as we know it" and they would have a parade every weekend.

Rebecca: That would rock! Can we have a giant panda bear balloon at the parade?

Jessica: Of course! They would give us anything we wanted. ANYTHING. Because they will love us that much.

Rebecca: Awesome! We could even get a giant lemur balloon.

Jessica: Lemur balloon? I want a lemur!

Rebecca: Maybe they'll get you a real lemur?

Jessica: They better. I gave them more weekends for crying out loud.

Rebecca: True dat!


The things we come up with sometimes...

♥ Jessica Sankiewicz ♥

Monday, November 5, 2012

Express Yourself #2: What would your playlist sound like?


Express Yourself is a weekly meme hosted by Jackie at Bouquet of Books and Dani at Entertaining Interests. The purpose of it is to get us to talking about the things that inspire us to write and inspire us in general in life. Check it out!

This week's question: 
 
  What would your playlist sound like?
~Writer: WIP or MS Playlist~

For If Only We, here's a sampling of some songs I've played while writing and revising. I don't necessarily have an official playlist laid out for this novel. It kind of just comes and goes depending on the scene. I really do need to narrow it down to the ones that really inspire the novel.

1. "This Time (Klaas Remix)" by DJ Antoine
2. "Dreaming Wide Awake" by Poets of the Fall
3. "Broken Hearts Club" by Silent Drive
4. "Stolen" by Dashboard Confessional
5. "Back In Time" by Huey Lewis and the News
6. "What Happened To Us" by Hoobastank
7. "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye
8. "Denial Waits" by Ashes Divide
9. "Love Song" by 311
10. "99" by Toto
11. "Product Of My Own Design" by Trapt
12. "Amazing" by One EskimO

How about you? I'd love to know!

 Jessica Sankiewicz

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday's Letters #4


Friday's Letters comes from Ashley at Adventures of Newlyweds.


Dear friends participating in NaNoWriMo, You can do it! I know you can! Keep those words coming. You'll reach the 50,000 before you know it.

Dear poetry, Holy crap, I didn't realize how many unfinished poems I had started in my brainstorming notebook! I now have, I believe 6 new poems written this week alone thanks to that.

Dear new story idea, I really do love you. But, could you please stop inspiring me just for a wee bit longer? I need to finish just one story, just ONE, and then I can sit down and outline you. Oh heck. I may outline you anyway. You're just that awesome.

Dear new winter coat, You are coming in handy, and just in time too. My brother told me that you look like a coat Kate Beckett wears. Talk about a bonus in awesomeness. Maybe I shall get myself a Richard Castle as well, hmm?

Dear me, You shouldn't have stayed up until one in the morning four nights in a row this week. You may not need to get up as early as you used to, but you still need to be able to function.

Dear Julianna at Dreamless Designs, Thank you so much for designing my book blog! It looks absolutely amazing. I adore it so much. <3


Have a great weekend everyone!!! 

 Jessica Sankiewicz