JenEric Designs and Coffee will be at Pineview Holiday Craft Sale
Come see us this Saturday from 10am to 3pm at the new Pineview Community hub (1700 Blair RD)
Come see us at Comic Con Holiday Edition this weekend at the EY Centre!
Free admission! It will be a great time to buy awesome stuff.
Saturday, November 18: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 19: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
See you there!
Hello My Imaginary Friends,
So 2016 is almost over. A lot of good things happened to me and my family this year. The best of which being Keladry, AKA Baby Dragon.
Let’s see how well I did with my resolutions for 2016:
I might not have written every day, but between the blog, stories, and novels, I’ve written approximately 120,000 this year. It’s not quite 500 a day, but I wrote most days and that’s a good thing.
I finished before July and I’m still editing it, but at least I’m not a total slacker.
I’ve started The Copper Tarnish and I’m roughly a third of the way through, which is pretty good. I won’t have the time to finish it this year.
As I’m writing this, I’m at 23 books for the year and I don’t think I’ll make it. A combination of Pokémon Go taking up my bus rides this summer and not having bus rides since September.
Wargrave Island was the most difficult serial story so far, but I’m happy with what I learned during it. I’m also happy that I managed to finish it without much trouble.
At JenEric Coffee’s website we have 16 different flavours available and I have another 5 potential ones for next year. So yay coffee!
I have the concept but not the enthusiasm to actually make it. I think I may need to rethink how much I want to have a YouTube show.
I played two games a week of FADDS and managed to get the system to a wonderful balance. Then in September I came up with 3 new power types for players and ran out of time before Baby Dragon came around. It’s close but it’ll have to go into next year’s resolutions.
I updated the look and feel of the website and built a total of 3 webstores before settling on the one we’re using for coffee.
Looks like I managed six out of ten resolutions. 60% is a pass in my book. I make these in order to push myself and to be completely honest I don’t expect that I will finish them all, but I’m extremely proud of what I have accomplished this year.
Stay tuned on Thursday for my 2017 New Years Resolutions.
How’d you do this year?
Hello My Imaginary Friends,
Lots of stuff to talk about today. Let’s get started.
They say news comes in threes. At least my Mom used to say that my grandfather said, “Never two without three.” (I’m never quite sure if he actually said those things or she made them up)
A few months ago my wonderful Wife received a contract to publish Blush, a card game to open communication channels about sex.
Last week I signed a contract to publish my first book. Hopefully to be released this year.
Today I’ll be signing a contract for Parasomnia. It’s with the same publisher, an awesome small press, as A Study in Aether.
I’m still in shock at how close the two contracts came in.
After almost 7 years of writing seriously and trying to get published I get two contracts? I feel extremely thankful and I little bewildered.
At a party this weekend I got a fortune cookie. It said, “Wisdom comes not from age but from experience.” It’s right but boy did it make me feel old and unwise.
I haven’t lived the most adventurous life but I’d like to think I’ve learned to be wise… maybe just a wiseass.
I read this article this morning and found it to be overall condescending. Maybe it was meant as tongue in cheek… Maybe not.
Either way, be warned, I’m extremely proud of the stuff I, and my wife, make and sell so you’ll be getting smacked in the face by fish… a lot.
So the serial stories aren’t attracting a lot of votes but they do attract a lot of readers. This makes me think I’ve given you too many choices.
You have until Wednesday midnight to vote on which story you’d like to proceed to the next step. The story with the lowest vote count will be eliminated and I’ll put up a new poll.
What do you want 2016's Serial Story to be?
Total Voters: 7
Hope you’re having a great day!
Hey my imaginary friends,
I’ve spent the last month completely revamping JenEric Designs booth set up for ComicCon and prepping stock.
This will be the first time we sell at a Con this big. We’ve done PopExpo, Geek Market, and Creative Ottawa Nerds Craft Fair, but they’re tiny in comparison to the amount of people that go to ComicCon.
I’ve been up late every day this week working on something and I’ll be staying up late tonight to roast more coffee for free samples. I’ll have brewed coffee for free (Crazy?)
I’m not going to lie, it’s stressful. I look forward to relaxing on Monday. I’m also ridiculously excited. So come see us at booth 2203!
This picture is of me and two of my good friends from way back in 2001. We were volunteering with the 2001 Francophonie Games in Ottawa. The games are like the Commonwealth games but for French speaking nations. It’s was a great time.
I’m the dorky one on the left. I think I still have that hat somewhere…
See you tomorrow.