Jessica E. Thomas

Climbing Back onto the Wagon
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Yesterday's blog post was good medicine, so I've decided to continue the trend with another post. I'm feeling better today, less like I'm pretending to feel okay for the sake of others. This has me feeling cautiously optimistic about the...
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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (…whistle…)
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I'm going through a rough patch. I've been through worse. This is (hopefully) a minor dip in the road. However, I'm conditioned to panic when my mood goes a little south. I project past experiences onto the present, re-live uncomfortable...
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Friday Poetry: Transfusion
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TRANSFUSION by Jessica E. Thomas, May 2015 How can I write words with no pulse? Blank lines on a prosaic path to nowhere. But you don't depend on a stilled hand. You speak in spite of me. Words poured from...
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The Confusion of Motherhood
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To help me transition back to work after baby #3 (who is now eight weeks old) my workplace has graciously allowed me to telework for a month. I started teleworking today. My brain is mush. I won't say having three...
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Back in Business!
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It's been a little quiet around here lately. Well, not exactly. We've been busy working on this: She's as sweet as she looks. And at two months old, she's finally giving us small pockets of time to do adult stuff....
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Babies, MTHFR, V Leiden…Oh My!!
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I fully intended to blog my way through this third pregnancy, and even had idyllic visions of reminiscing about my first two pregnancies at the same time so I could document them all at once. That hasn't happened. I think...
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Requiem
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for Chris Coyle (November 10, 1974-September 25, 1994) I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do it. I just can’t. Everyone in my family has gone to a psychiatrist. It’s my turn. I don’t want to write this. I can’t...
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Baby Blues (errr…Pinks)
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In July, I mentioned I had some “stuff” going on. Mostly good stuff, but I wasn’t prepared to announce it. I’m not sure I’m ready to announce it now, but my husband and I have already told our family, and...
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Indie Book Marketing Step Three—Early Readers
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Even as I write this post, I freely admit my own indie book marketing sometimes falls short and misses the mark (kicking myself for low sales this past month as we speak). Marketing techniques change all the time, and the...
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Rules for the Gig
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One of the tragic consequences of social media on my brain is that I can only think in sound bites and each short thought is succinct from the other. Well, succinct is an understatement because sometimes I just stop mid---...
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