So, you may have noticed my abrupt and completely unexplained absence from my website. It’s time I explain a little about it. Last Christmas I decided to take a much needed break from creating tutorials. It was supposed to be 2 weeks. Then 2 turned into 3, then a month, then more. After a long talk with my (now) husband, I discovered that it was putting too much stress on me without the reward I was looking for. After three years of running I Heart Jenny’s Art, I felt like it wasn’t fulfilling or fun any longer. Commenters are rude, people stole my posts, and girls who simply took pictures of themselves in expensive clothing were getting more hits; all of which was heartbreaking after spending hours prepping a single sewing tutorial.
And on top of all of that, I was in the middle of planning a wedding, starting a new job, and trying to write a book. Yes, a book. And no, not a sewing book, but more on that later. Even though I have stopped posting, I haven’t stopped sewing or creating. Maybe one day I’ll get back to posting, but for now I’m focusing on making stuff for me and being happy.
So about that book… I have spent the last year and a half writing my debut novel Order of Earth. It is the first book in an Urban Fantasy trilogy (the Elements of Ink series) set in modern day Miami. It follows a 25 year old Onyx Bay on her journey through discovering her supernatural past and fighting for control over her own future. I would really love for you all to check it out and tell me what you think. It’s currently available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. Enjoy and I’ll post again soon!