Jenni Belsay

Jenni Belsay

58 years old
Current Status
Learned a new French verb this morning: Relooker. Email in my inbox: "Relookez-vous sans vous ruiner avec PayPal." They're suggesting I give myself a new look by smartening up my wardrobe. Quelle cheek!
  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    General Fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Depends entirely on my mood
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    I'll have to get back to you on that one.
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To be traditionally published.
    Your worst habit?
    Polishing the last chapter (again) before moving on to the next. Oh, and housework denial.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    In the spare bedroom.
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    When not writing I'm usually walking with my dog in the foothills of the Pyrenees. A great area for percolating plots.



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In 2016 I've finally said goodbye to the crime novel I've been working on for too many years. Time to start something new.

Or not.

Should it be crime genre or fantasy? Light and funny or dark and serious? Adult or YA? Crossover genre/market? What do I really want to write? And what am I capable of writing? I'm all this way and that way. A mither of indecision.

From time to time I dip my toes into non-fiction too, and blog (as Lesley McLaren) about natural history stuff.

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  • Newbie
    by Newbie 15 days ago
    Thank you, Jenni. No it isn't my birthday but thanks for the good wishes.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 16 days ago
    I really felt for Jamie in your comp entry - poor girl. The cottage sounded beautiful but grim. Her journey from car park to abode unfolded like a moving picture. Lovely.
  • OFP
    by OFP 17 days ago
    I am reminded of A Cask of Amontillado, by E A Poe, a war disturbed failed political satirist and comedy writer who achieved great acclaim as the Stephen King of the American 19th century.

    What was behind that wall....?

    Excellent and dark.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 19 days ago
    I was going to say your comp entry sounds like the beginning of a longer piece I'd like to read more of, then discovered I sail that last month too. To avoid my embarrassment (in case it was already linked) I looked for March's comp. page but cannot find it. Nevertheless, I DO hope this is the start of something - lovely atmosphere + plot + character.
  • Mashie Niblick
    by Mashie Niblick 19 days ago
    Great comp entry jb
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Jenni - if your comp entry is the beginning of a wip I'd certainly like to read on.
  • Cissy
    by Cissy 3 months ago
    Bonne année L! Hope you're well. Reading your "mither of indecision" above, may we both finish something in writing this year :-)) Cx
  • Tony
    by Tony 6 months ago
    Thanks, Jenny. Proud Grandad.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 6 months ago
    Loving your convo with Gamain... ;)
  • schoolofthewolf
    by schoolofthewolf 7 months ago
    No worries Jenni, thanks for taking a look, enjoy your trip!