My life

Posts about my life in general.

To Be or Not to Be? The Good Thing About Stillness

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 A couple of weeks ago, we in North Carolina went through about a four-day rainy spell. Seriously, like I didn’t leave the house for two days, and it nearly drove me batty, especially since I’m working at home right now. That week, I literally stayed inside since it was so wet. ...continue reading

Being Idle Reveals Idols

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 “Times like these tend to strip away our idols.” Those words from our financial advisor last week caught me up short. They made me think. A lot. First off, what’s an idol? I think before I even begin to define it, I need to put something out there that people may ...continue reading

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Pestilence, Fear, and Vikings

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Blogger’s note: Initially, I had planned on launching blog posts related to my upcoming novel, No Options. But due to the onslaught of COVID-19, I decided instead to put off those posts until next week and instead address my observations about what’s been happening near me. Friday afternoon, I stared in ...continue reading

Why I Do What I Do Part 2: Writing

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 “Why do you write?” We writers get this question a lot.  And it’s a good one to think about.  I’ve heard lots of answers over the years, and they can be as varied as the writers themselves. Last week, I mentioned that when I was in high school, I took some ...continue reading

Why I Do What I Do Part 1: My Day Job

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I get lots of questions about being a writer. One of them is: “Have you ever wanted to quit your day job and just write?” Of course, I’d love to do that. Truth be told, my day job brings in a steady income. Writing? Not so much. But there’s something else. ...continue reading