Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Proper Use Project

Hello, all! I obviously haven't published anything here in awhile, but there's an exciting reason why. For now until its completion, check out the following blog for my latest writing project.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time..." Ecclesiastes 3:11


Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer. I wonder if you'll even see this. I read your blog on Vonda Skelton's page and have since requested your blogs. I love your writing. I too love and need to write. So I really related to you when you compared it to needing to breath. I however do not have all the stress of family like you do, which I so admire and am taking notes for when I do. I know it is hard to find time to yourself as a wife and a mother (which we all as women need)so while I am still "waiting" :) I soak it all up. Even in my lack of responsibility though I find it hard to find time to write. Right now I can't seem to stop and I am squeezing it in everywhere but I am a student so my grades pay at times like this when my heart flutters to drag a pen across paper. I'm sorry to write so much here but you and Vonda have been an encouragement to me, and I wanted you to know that. Congratulations for all that you have accomplished in writing.
Laura ~ Northern KY

Jennifer Johnson said...

Thank you for your encouragement. I am still blown away when people say, "I love your writing" or "I've requested your blogs." This writing thing is simply part of who I am. I learned a long time ago that even if it does nothing but help me process things, I'm ok with that. Even if it's just for my children, I'm ok with that. Even if it only touches one person I may not have known before, I'm ok with that, too. I'm nowhere near "accomplished", but then again, who sets the definition for "accomplished?" Accomplishment came the first time I finished a poem in 6th grade and someone said they loved it. Accomplishment came when I wrote my first blog entry. Accomplishment came the first time I held that finished book in my hand, "The Proper Use of One's Shell." I cried when I saw the illustrations. It's self-published, but to me, that only means that I more quickly get to use it for what it is meant to be used for...something good. You've been given a passion, so I applaud you for pursuing it. It can be difficult to reign in, but it will continue to be a sweet friend to you, especially when you share it with others. Write on, Laura!
P.S. Look up my very first blog'll definitely understand. :)

peg1 said...

I am trying to get a hold of your wonderful book but can't seem to find anyone with it/ Can you help me? I am looking or your "The Proper Use of One's Shell".

Jennifer Johnson said...

Peg1- Thanks for the search. We have a few books left, though they are out of print. I'll be more than happy to send you one. Please send an email to with an address to send it, and we can talk there. Thanks for the support!


Anonymous said...

Hello, Do you have any copies of Proper Use of One Shell? I found it through Storypath.


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