Birthday and Designer’s Edge Ink

I spent my birthday celebrating my passion project. It was awesome and I had so much fun. Was online posting away and just having a blast.

I’ve been off for a few days so being lazy…well sort of. LOL. And I loved my birthday.

Here is more on Designer’s Edge Ink

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Now off to celebrate the rest of my birthday. 🙂

Designer’s Edge Ink

I’ve been working for a while on a passion project. I’ve just announced the launch date to the world.

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Are you ready for Designer’s Edge Ink?

So excited to launch this passion project of mine that I’ve been working on for a long time. Technically years since I’ve been doing this sort of thing in various places for years.

Now its all in one spot at Designer’s Edge Ink. Here is announcement.

Yes the time is almost here. In 5 days the Designer’s Edge Ink – is launching officially on August 13, 2018. And if you know me….yes that is my birthday.

I kept trying to figure out a date then I was like well it’s my birthday on August 13 so lets go with that. So there you go. I’m launching this passion project of mine. You all are the first to know the launch date. Will be announcing it all over today.

I’ve put so much work into it and I’m excited about it. The 1st blog post will post to site that day. I feel the anticipation in the air. The post will be the same as the welcome message when someone joins Ink Rhythms newsletter. I’m excited about opening the site.

In addition the Designer’s Edge Ink ~ Facebook Page will have tons posted that day too.

And wait there is more.

In the Designer’s Edge Ink facebook group ~ I’ll be having a party. Will be hanging around all those place that day. Come on and party with me. There will also be posts to all the social media that Designer’s Edge Ink has. I just joined Instagram. LOL.

Here are the social media places Designer’s Edge Ink is on come and join us, follow, like or whatever else on those places:

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Designer’s Edge Ink ~ Facebook Page


Designer’s Edge Ink facebook group


Be sure to come on by the Designer’s Edge Ink launch on August 13, 2018 to celebrate. And join us on the social media places I mentioned. Hopefully you’ll keep coming by as I post to all those places often each week.

Designer’s Edge Articles ~ Finding the Author in You

I have always kept a journal of important events in my life. This is about one that is in my blood, soul and heart not to mention one of my greatest love affairs I’ve ever had WRITING. First just like most author’s I’m a person who loved to read (I still love to read). I’m that little kid who always had their nose stuck in a book. My friend always used to tease me about always reading and why don’t I write. I created fantasies but never put them to paper. I would recreate the stories that I read sometimes and do my own little twist.

Even in my dreams I would see the stories unfold like a movie (of course I was always the star) :). Then my fingers started to itch and I had to pick up something to write with. That started my writing career and I’ve been writing ever since.

If you want to be a author it’s in you. You just need to find it. The first step is to write that first word. A blank page can be intimidating but just type one word even if it just your name. All you need to do is start. Go ahead type that first word and unleash the author in you.

Copyright © McKenna Jeffries, 2013.
All Rights Reserved.

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New features…

I’m adding some features to my blog starting on June 3 – this upcoming Monday. Some will post more often than others. Here are some of the things I have planned.

This is my own thoughts and/or quotes I’ve written. These are my own little slice of wisdom on various things. My plan is to post ‘Jeffisism’ on a weekly basis on Monday’s.

Page Notes
I will feature some little tidbit about my writing and things from my books – published, contracted or work in progress. This can be an excerpt, some thoughts on the story or character in my books, and many other things related to writing. My plan is to post these weekly on Wednesday’s or Saturday’s.

Designer’s Edge Articles

Designer’s Edge is a series of articles that I wrote and some are posted on my website. I’m going to start posting more of them here including some new ones. Designer’s Edge is about creating – after all authors are designers who use nothing to create a garment of life’s fabric for their characters that you grow to love. The articles can cover from the conception of the idea to the completion of a novel. I’m in no way an expert on writing I’m just sharing my own thoughts and things I have experienced. The articles can be craft related or just random thoughts about writing. They vary in length – some are short and others longer – based on what I’m thinking about.

I will post ‘Designer’s Edge Articles’ randomly on Thursday’s.

Well that is it so far for some features I’m adding to the blog starting on Monday. I’ll still be blogging as the mood strikes but adding some features too. 🙂

What makes a family?

I’ve been thinking a lot about families lately. So today when I introduced a new feature to my chat group I started with family. Before I get into why I was thinking of family let me first give you the typical definition and my own.

The Typical Dictionary Definition of Family ~

A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.

The McKenna Jeffries Definition of Family ~

Individuals who share ties either through blood or through a deeper bond that surpasses friendship that shares in each other’s lives to create a close knit unit of familial relations.

Some examples of family are what I have at my chat group McKenna Jeffries List. Another is the one that came out of the blue to me last week.

Last week I had something to celebrate and I was a little sad because my mom wasn’t here to share with me. I celebrated by phone with my sister who lives close to me (she was busy so we didn’t get together to celebrate) and my other family who is to far away to celebrate with me in person. I gave these two ladies I have lunch with everyday who I think of as good friends my news. Even now as I think about this I get teary-eyed. A couple of days after giving them my news they said we were going out to lunch to celebrate. When I said (since it more easy for me to give than receive) why and that wasn’t necessary. One of them said because if your mother was here she would do the same and since she isn’t we’re doing it. The other said because we want to. I was overcome and in that moment I realized that we had surpassed the bonds of friendship and became a family. Thank you P and T (you know who you are) for being there and showing me heck surprising me with a new family.

You see family isn’t about the blood it’s all about what is in the heart. There are millions of definitions you can have of family. Think of some moment in you life and give me what is your own definition of family?