Category Archives: My Words – My Life

Diaries of Jana. My words. My thoughts. My life.

The Rose Wall – Excerpt From My Novel

Greetings, Friends, After a three-month break from writing, I am back to it. Here is an excerpt from my novel (supernatural genre). This work has not yet been formally edited. Be well, Jana ________________________________________________________________ Copyright 2014, Jana Brock. All rights … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Winter

Greetings, Friends ~ Beautiful Oregon usually gets a bit dismal this time of year. The trees have not yet rejuvenated the life that will soon appear on the branches’ ends, the rains start taking their toll on residents here, and … Continue reading

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The Rose Wall – Excerpt From My Novel

Greetings, Friends ~ Here is another excerpt from my novel, The Rose Wall. This book is just a formal edit away from being published now. The work I am sharing has not yet been formally edited. Be well, Jana ________________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Just Keep Breathing – Excerpt From My Book

Greetings, Friends ~ This excerpt has not yet been formally edited. I took it from a chapter that focuses on how to better understand some of the complexities of a loss due to suicide. The more we know. Be Well, … Continue reading

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The Rose Wall – Excerpt From My Novel

Greetings, Friends ~ Finishing two books at once is difficult and time-consuming, but by year’s end this work will be counted as two of my biggest accomplishments. Here is an excerpt from my novel, which is based in Oregon. This … Continue reading

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Melva, At DMV

Greetings, Friends ~ While waiting at DMV some years ago, I noticed a woman waiting to be called to the counter. Her very presence told a story, so I wrote a poem about her for a 2002 Writer’s Market short … Continue reading

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The Rose Wall – Excerpt From My Novel

Greetings, Friends ~ Many know that I am finishing my book, Just Keep Breathing. Because of the difficult subject matter of that nonfiction book, I sometimes switch back to working on a trilogy of novels I am writing. Actually, I … Continue reading

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Things I Do Not Do Well

Greetings, Friends ~ I am told I do a lot of things well, but sleeping is not one of them. To be one of those people who can sleep through the waking city, right past the sunrise and straight to … Continue reading

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Just Keep Breathing

Friends, Having lost my only son over 2 years ago to suicide, I have struggled with writing a book intended to help others who are forced through this horrific experience. Once I began to accept the loss, I felt utterly … Continue reading

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Grownups And Growndowns

Greetings, Friends ~ My in-transit career means being behind the wheel – a lot. I’m not complaining. I like to drive, especially here in the beautiful state where I live. Oregon bleeds beauty in its nature, and the blessing of … Continue reading

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The Elusive Sandman

Greetings, friends ~ Most people are, at this moment, tucked away in their warm beds sleeping peacefully and preparing themselves for a productive tomorrow. But not me. It is midnight here in the Garden of Good and Evil, and that … Continue reading

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Making A Difference In A Complex World

Greetings. friends ~ Lately, I have been focusing on the fact that positive thinking will get me much further than negative thinking ever will. That does not mean that I ignore the injustices occurring in our world, especially that which … Continue reading

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Just Keep Breathing – Excerpt From My Book

Greetings, Friends ~ Though the whirlwind of my career and commitments seems consuming lately, I am still writing. It is hard work finalizing a book, especially given the topic. I am doing it anyway. The most difficult writing is behind … Continue reading

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The Calling

REPUBLISHED Greetings Readers, I struggled for over a month trying to put together words that would accurately describe my brother-in-law’s long-standing service to others. Try as I may, I could not fit so many accomplishments into a one-page piece that … Continue reading

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Workaholics Like Us

Greetings, Friends ~ Admittedly, I have done it again. Gotten myself so busy that not only are the days flying by, but entire weeks of time whoosh right past me. Because of competing priorities, my writing deadlines have sprouted wings … Continue reading

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