A Long Overdue Update! (My Writing & My Life)

A week ago, I got the sweetest email out of the blue from one of my blog followers.  Honestly, it's been so long since I've blogged, I was surprised anyone still followed me!  The thing that really stood out to me in the email was that the follower had been praying for me all this time, + you have no idea how much I needed to hear that.

let me recap these past 12 months

As some of you know, I was pregnant in 2018, + lost the baby at 16 weeks - a little boy that we named October Phoenix.  Certainly part of the reason I haven't blogged much is because I had to keep my head down + just keep going, working on my writing, raising Filigree + Wolfgang, finding the places to plant my loss so it could grow into endurance. 

Now I'm pregnant again, just one week shy of when October died, + I'm dealing with the roiling stress of worrying that this baby, too, won't make it.  At 6 weeks I suffered a subchorionic hemorrhage + spent the following month on rest, coping with the mental strain + praying until my body hurt. 

i've barely written anything since 6 weeks

I completed my first draft of Adamantine around the turn of the year, + began writing one of the earliest Plenilunar novels, Ampersand.  But since the hemorrhage, I've been mentally worn out.  I know lots of people say that you should write a little every day, but I have never found that practical.  There is more to life than writing, + we're not machines; sometimes our energies are completely redirected into other channels.  If there is one thing I have learned over the years with my life + my writing, it's that sometimes they can coexist, but sometimes the season for one diminishes + will come back again in due time  No, I never know when that time will be, but I know it will come.

still yours, if somewhat battered,
xoxo, jenny

7 ripostes:

  1. Hello Jenny,

    This is Rebekah. I am praying that God will give you peace and strength in this time and that you and your baby will be okay. God bless you!

    1. Thank you so much, Rebekah. Honestly I can’t thank you enough for your incredible kindness. <3

  2. I took to watching your Instagram when your blog went quiet, so I've been praying for you this time too, and I got so worried when your page went private! Seeing this post was a relief. And I'll continue to pray for you and your baby.


  3. I've also been praying for you and Bar these last months. Your writing has been a huge part of a lot of our lives but we care for your heart + strength + peace more. Rest up, Jenny and know we'll all still be here when its time for you to come back

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