Jillybean

Jillybean

38 years old
Female
Current Status
Currently have the Stones 'Ruby Tuesday' on a loop in my head :)
Information
  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fantasy
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Historical fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Diana Wynne Jones,Stephen King, Julliet Marillier, Jane Austin, Jacqueline Carey, the brontes, Kirsten Cashore, Margaret Attwood,
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Stand, Persuasion, Dune, Watership down, memoirs of a geisha, the crimson petal and the white.
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Disciplined
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    I now have so many books planned I'm not sure I have time to sleep ;p
    Your worst habit?
    Completely choking when asked to talk about my work. Every. Single. Time.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    I have a study/ book room which is where I write, podcast, paint etc :)
    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?
    I'm a Martial arts devotee who enjoys surreal conversations and general ginger-nuttiness. I am fundamentally unable to get anything out of reality TV. I have been accused of liking animals more than people. I have come to really appreciate slippers.

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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Bric's Blog "The 7 Year Writing Journey - Part 5".
    So sorry to hear about your parents, Bric. That's just awful to loose them like that. But congratulations on the contracts! Really thrilled for you. This is so well deserved. xxxx
    1 month ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Bric's Blog "The Writing Journey - Part 4 - Choosing an agent".
    Utter fabulousness, Bric. Very excited for you and your well deserved success xxx
    1 month ago
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    Jillybean
    Jillybean has accepted Athelstone's friend request.
    2 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Athelstone's Blog "An Early Autumn".
    I am on the ball this year and will be taking part :) Looking forward to this. Thanks, Ath, for taking this one. And I will see you at York.
    3 months ago
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    Jillybean
    Jillybean Currently have the Stones 'Ruby Tuesday' on a loop in my head :)
    3 months ago
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    • Woolleybeans
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      Woolleybeans I miight have to watch Moana yet again just to find out the next line again. And it's not like this song has a lot of different lines!
      3 months ago
    • Woolleybeans
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      Woolleybeans Hah. I'm looping a song from Moana. Well, two lines of a song from Moana.
      3 months ago
    • Jillybean
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      Jillybean To be fair I pretty much only remember the chorus of Ruby Tuesday
      3 months ago
    • Woolleybeans
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      Woolleybeans I miight have to watch Moana yet again just to find out the next line again. And it's not like this song has a lot of different lines!
      3 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Skylark's Blog "A Very Belated Update on Getting Published".
    This really is inspiring, Skylark, but I am so thrilled for you. It's been a tough few years - and from your other blogs a tough journey - but you've taken it by storm. Best wishes for the success of 'Home'. Hope you're willing to sign copies for a ...
    3 months ago
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    "Jillybean" commented on Gerry's Blog "An Aversion to Certainty".
    Clyte I can only assume you're referring to the fact that humans give birth to young whose brains are not fully developed. Hence humans having one of the longest cycles of actual parenthood - investing a lot of time in their young - because humans ...
    3 months ago
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    "Jillybean" commented on Squidge's Blog "Rurik revisited".
    Mr JB also calls them thighs and was thoroughly bemused when I asked. We did both agree that when talking martial arts we might refer to them as quads but only in reference to having correct muscles tightened. Pretty sure E L James told FSOG from ...
    3 months ago
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    "Jillybean" commented on Hil's Blog "Cringe-worthy literary devices".
    I think you can write sex scenes that move the plot along without going into too much detail - or in fact having any sex in them. People forget that 'sex' scenes don't actually have to contain sex. But yes it is always a bit hit and miss - no pun ...
    3 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Hil's Blog "Cringe-worthy literary devices".
    Sex scenes that do not move the plot along and/ or include weird metaphors involving animals or food. eg 'The Butcher's Hook' 'and when she was sufficiently aroused she rolled over like a doe turning in leaves'. I mean WTF? Books where the author ...
    3 months ago
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    "Jillybean" commented on Woolleybeans's Blog "Looking Ahead".
    I am finally in front of my laptop - as opposed to my phone - and can comment! You already know what I think, WB, but I'll say it again. This is a good thing whether you and Mr WB decide to stick it out or not. It's time for a change in lifestyles ...
    3 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    @ Catasshe yes my low daily target is 2000 words and generally I manage that although I leave Saturday optional, as in I might do some or I might have a day off. I started off with 750 -1000 words as a daily target and worked up. It's like running ...
    4 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Finally making an appearance here - better late than never. Thanks to everyone who has commented and shown interest in the books. Cloudies are lovely as always. As regards the charges made against me for insanely high word counts, I'd just like to ...
    4 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Woolleybeans's Blog "Describe Yourself".
    She gave you the immediate impression of mental untidiness, as if she might lurch at any moment from aggressive enthusiasm to a clear desire to have nothing to do with anyone who did not come bearing books and 'please be quiet' signs. Her ...
    6 months ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Jillybean's wall:
    Replied :)
    6 months ago

About

Short, ginger and hyper or small, compact and deadly - depends on the day and what you just said.

Survived twelve years working in health care and twenty years in martial arts, sixteen of which were teaching karate. Still going strong. Might have won the world championships at some point...


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  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 6 months ago
    Replied :)
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 10 months ago
    Congratulations on your new publication!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 year ago
    JB - have PM'd you in case you don't find out otherwise ...
  • FredaPeople
    by FredaPeople 1 year ago
    Hi JBees. Long time no speak. Really love the comp story. Vivid prose.

    Happy new years xx
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 year ago
    Excellent competition entry JB. A whole family saga in a few hundred words - skilfully done.
  • Pinkbelt75
    by Pinkbelt75 1 year ago
    Nice comp entry. The lengths people go to for pushy parents ;)
  • Bric
    by Bric 1 year ago
    Oh, and I am entertained! Something Rich and Strange indeed.
  • Jody Klaire (JK)
    by Jody Klaire (JK) 2 years ago
    I know! Had to sort that out!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 2 years ago
    Happy Birthday JB - hope it's the best yet. :-)
  • Pinkbelt75
    by Pinkbelt75 2 years ago
    Happy birthday, Ginger Ninja ;-)