Happy New Year everyone!

I wanted to take a couple of minutes to update my readers and new visitors on a few changes that are taking place.
For starters I’m in the process of making changes as far as the theme and layout of my blog so I’ll be updating here and there. Next, I published a short story! It’s not the first one I have written but it’s the first I’ve shared across my platforms. If you enjoy reading I’d appreciate you checking it out and letting me know your thoughts. Parts 1-3 are currently up and part four, the finale will be up sometime this month. It’s a fictional story centered around marriage, heartbreak, and murder. Be advised, it’s not for the faint of heart.

I’ve always considered myself a writer, even before sharing my poetry online and creating a blog. I’ve talked about how I’ve been writing since I was about 5 or 6. However, in the last few months of 2017…something in me sparked and I realized I wanted to take my passion for writing more seriously. That includes my blog and poetry amongst other things I’d rather do than say. Many of us know how easy it is to say “I’m going to do this”, or “I want to do that.” Then take little to no action to make it happen. I’m choosing to no longer be that person. I’d like to encourage all of you to do the same!
Lastly, if we follow one another on Instagram, you know I have a love for libraries and of course, books! Urban fiction is one of my favorite genres but during my last library visit I decided to check out a ton of books on healing, self-acceptance, love, teaching, forgiveness, and Black history. Majority of the books would be considered self-help I suppose. It’s the beginning of 2018 and I’ve set a goal to have a “book of the month”. The book will be something that I feel will help me grow in some aspect of my life. I’ll also feature the chosen book here on my blog with a short review.

I truly hope you all have a year of full of self-love, growing and healing whatever needs to be mended. I’m hoping for as much positivity as possible and that you find peace. Oh yeah, and of course a successful year! The time is NOW! Let’s accomplish those goals.
– Jai

Between the Lines (Short story)

Part One

Part Two

Part Three