Jillybean

Jillybean

38 years old
Female
Current Status
'I wonder that you will still be talking, Signor Benedick. Nobody marks you. '
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 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 ...
    16 days 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 ...
    17 days 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 ...
    2 months ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Jillybean's wall:
    Replied :)
    2 months ago
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    Jillybean
    Jillybean commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Messaged you back :) x
    2 months ago
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    Monica Handle
    Monica Handle has accepted Jillybean's friend request.
    2 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Bric's Blog "The 5 Year Writing Journey – Part 1".
    I have loved all of your short stories Bric and have generally felt woefully underqualified to offer meaningful critique of them. Your AlanP comp stories have all been blinders. What I have read of your novels - Hydra and Phosphate Rock - have been ...
    3 months ago
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    Jillybean
    Jillybean 'I wonder that you will still be talking, Signor Benedick. Nobody marks you. '
    4 months ago
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    Foxrose
    KnickyLA has accepted Jillybean's friend request.
    4 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Woolleybeans's Blog "Which Line Is It Anyway?".
    Haha. Guilty of that one too, Daed. And also 'shiny' :) And my fave Vampire Willow quote is 'Bored now' said in the same dead tone of voice :)
    4 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Woolleybeans's Blog "Which Line Is It Anyway?".
    Re-reading that it's occurred to me I'm probably an odd person to have a conversation with. Well done for still being friends after *gulp* twenty years WB!
    4 months ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Woolleybeans's Blog "Which Line Is It Anyway?".
    "Hath no one's dagger here a point for me" seems to pop out during moments of embarrassment or exasperation. Yes, I do the 'A Handbag" thing as well. The St Crispin's day speech is good for any occasion - the more confusing the better, I've ...
    4 months ago
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    Jillybean
    Jillybean commented on SecretSpi's wall:
    Thanks, Spi. Most kind :)
    6 months ago
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    Jillybean
    Jillybean has accepted Lady Lorraine's friend request.
    6 months ago
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    SecretSpi
    SecretSpi commented on Jillybean's wall:
    Congratulations on your new publication!
    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 2 months ago
    Replied :)
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 6 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) 1 year 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 ;-)