This isn't an April Fools joke - welcome everyone to my second blog post of 2021! As I've done in years past, I took a break from blog updates throughout the winter as that generally is my busiest time of the year for production and work on my active projects. As such, the last three to four months have been a whirlwind of creative excitement, developments, and achievements as I dove completely into the deep end on some up and coming works alongside some other general hobbies I've had on the go. Let's take a moment to catch up on everything!
Updates and events from the life of Author J.W Brooks.
Just a somewhat small update to kick off the new year on my blog today as we begin 2021! Here is hoping to another great year of new opportunities, adventures, and of course - more reading!
Here we go - the last month of 2020. For a year that started out completely different, filled with a variety of projects and plans, things certainly are a lot different than what I imagined.
This is one of those special weekends I personally love. It's a beautiful warm, but brisk, fall weekend. The leaves are changing, the weather is warm during the day and cool at night - it is certainly my favorite time of year.
This weekend, however, has been a personal enjoyment of mine, as a couple big projects I've been working on come to a close.
The hot, muggy warm days of summer have certainly come and gone as the brisk fall weather quickly moved in. It feels like only a week ago I was sweltering outside trying to soak in all the nice weather, now I'm digging out my fall jackets and trying to keep warm.
What a busy year it has been so far. Without my usual summer projects of filming dance recitals, sporting events, and having my job take me across country this year, I've been finding this year (the last two months especially) has allowed me to focus more on my writing and stories.
Now don't get me wrong, this has been absolutely amazing! I've spent many nice days sitting under the shade tree in my backyard as I proof read my new novel I've been working on. I spent an incredible day walking through the forest jotting down notes and ideas for my next 'Ben & Ally' adventure. And I spent a very relaxing evening sitting under the setting sun and rising moon writing a big chunk of my that next story in my writing journel. I really cannot think of a more perfect way for me to spend my summer!
Welcome to July! I hope everyone had an excellent and relaxing Canada Day yesterday! We've made it to just over the halfway point of the year - and what a fast paced flurry it has been so far.
To begin, June was a very busy month as I made another milestone and launched the 2nd comic book adventure my 'Ben & Ally' series: Meet The New Puppy!
So here we are, the start of Spring. Birds in the air, nice warm days, the sound of lawnmowers, long walks, and relaxing spring evenings. And oh yes, all that stuff going on with the global health situation.
After what can only be best described as the weirdest four weeks of my life, I'm continuing to find ways to keep busy.
Right now with all the craziness going on in the world, I'm continuing to follow what drives me on a day to day basis - writing and being creative! That includes wrapping up production on my eight month long project of my newest book "Ben & Ally: Meet The New Puppy" along with a variety of other projects I've got on the go as well.
It has been well over half a year today that I first began to dream up a follow-up adventure to my first published book - Ben & Ally: Escape From Camp Buttercup. After months of writing, conceptualizing, drawing, and editing, I'm both excited and proud to announce as of this morning, I finally completed work on the final page of my next upcoming book: Ben & Ally: Meet The New Puppy.
The hot cooking summer weather sure left pretty quickly. It seemed for a while I was enjoying sitting and reading on my back deck until late into the evening. Now I'm throwing on a jacket and heading inside before 7pm. I'm pretty we're well on our way into the fall weather now.
The month of August and the first week of September have been nothing short of what feels like a quick blip. From spending a relaxing week recharging my batteries in the north to the launch of my first printed book! It feels like the last month came and went in an instant.