Do You Need a New Challenge?

Jena C. Henry is a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and bon vivant. Her goal is to make friends with everyone in the world. Jena enjoys reading new books and encouraging writers to be their best. Jena C. Henry holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Akron and practiced law and raised her family in tropical Ohio. Now retired, she writes novels, conducts writing workshops and enjoys good times with friends and family. Her fiction series, The Golden Age of Charli, spotlights the love and laughter of family life and retirement.


January, named after Janus, is a time to look back at the past and then forward to a positive new year! Many people create resolutions. As I am at the age where I have given up most vices, (one can only give up chocolate so many times!) last year I gave myself a new challenge:

January, 2017 Resolved: To be open to anything that presents itself to me this year!

All through the year I took on any (legal) opportunity that came my way. (I’m also too old for illegal opportunities, not that any of those crossed my path.) Now that the calendar has advanced to 2018 (my these years fly by, another condition of growing older) I am going to spend this January reviewing and reflecting on the the past 12 months. (without too many more parenthetical interruptions). Then I will create a new challenge for 2018.

The past few years have I have chosen to open new doors. After years of dreaming, my official book writing career began in the fall of 2014 when I began my first draft of my first book. Since then, I have published three books in my series, The Golden Age of Charli. I did not start a new book in 2017, but will I start book writing again in 2018? Inquiring minds hopefully want to know!

Do You Need a Challenge for 2018?

One area I focused on during 2017 was to read and comment on more blogs and I plan to continue getting to know more of you this year! Thank you for sharing your expertise, thoughts, wit and encouragement! If you want to start each day feeling energized- take time to read and comment on blogs! 

I focus on reading blogs about the craft of writing, and