Six Week Plan: Day 1

Starting my New Year’s resolution today. Instead of waiting on New Years Day, I’m going to have my resolutions today.

Physical Goal: Toning the body.

I will complete 15 pushups, sit-ups, squats, jumping jacks, and back extensions. The reason behind this is to tone my body. I’m also changing my eating habits to help with this goal. In addition I will try to complete a workout from Daily Workouts. I’m thinking about doing this around 5:30 in the morning so that I can shower before work and have breakfast. I’m also trying a new hair/skin routine.

Mental Goal: Improve writing skills.

I graduated last week from Full Sail University with my masters in creative writing. Along with my graphic design associates degree, I want to become better at different types of writing. I will work on my reading, writing, and grammar skills using workbooks I bought. I’m listening to a fiction story in the genre I write. I joined some writing groups on Facebook. I also subscribed to Writer’s Digest.

Spiritual Goals: Daily Devotionals

I will listen and read the daily devotional using OurDailyBread.com. I will conduct this during my lunchtime or in the evening with my girlfriend. In addition, I’m reading Tony Dungy’s Uncommon Life Challenge. I will try to apply the challenges everyday. My faith is important to me and funnels the other two goals.

Financial Goals: To grow as a freelancer

I will promote myself as a technical writer and copywriter. I’m already working as a script and novel consultant with an upstart company. I’m hoping to land more comic book writing jobs. I will make sure I’m posting articles everyday for the next six weeks. I’m also participating in a 30 day platform challenge to promote my webcomic, novels, and portfolio.

What are you doing to prepare for New Years? Let me know in comments below.

Be Terrific!

Terrio Jenkins

Thanksgiving 2020

I’m thankful for all of you. 2020 for me, has been mostly a blessing. Yes, I know, for some it hasn’t, and I feel sorry for those who have lost their lives to Covid, jobs, and homes. I’m not here to be political or gloat. I want to show my appreciation for all that I do have and all that I will gain.
I’m thankful to God for providing for me, even when my faith may not be the strongest at times. I’m thankful for the creativity you have given me and I know you want me to great things with my writing. I’m putting my faith in you and I’m working hard on making those projects a realization
For my country because we still have a long way to go, but I believe in our ideals. I would give up my life to protect my country and if I could serve again, I would.
I’m thankful for my family and friends who are still healthy.
Terrsitea Snipes and my aunt, Velma Snipes, thank you for your continued wisdom, being single mothers and raising men is hard and we may not show it all the time, but we are all thankful to have you as our mothers. To my sisters, Calista Freeman and Shawneice Hall for being there for support. My brothers Carlos and Joseph, Joe in particular for his words of encouragement. My dad Joesph Jenkins and Tony Freeman.
Christina Beckford, my girlfriend, my best friend, my teammate. I’m thankful for the love and patience you have for me and how you motivate me to be better. I’m also thankful for your family, for putting their trust in us. You are my peace on Earth. I’mdoing my best to lead spiritually and emotionally to protect us and be a role model for Josiah.
My boys Curtis Williams, James H Winston, James Gaither, Hemal Patel, Anthony C Ebede, Jean Pierre Pinto, Kevin Culliton, Isham Xavier for making life entertaining. Look forward to hearing from you on Fridays in some capacity.
To my sisters and brothers in Christ, Lord knows I’m glad we are all back in communication, I love you Living Branch Ministries: Keanna Ralph, Rachael Olusola Jackson, Keisha Fletcher-Breaker II, Diana Desmornes, Nicole N. Sweeney, Lavonne Nichols, Nichelle Frazier-Bennett, Stephanie Dauphin, Ro Se, Leah Steward.
To my spiritual mentors and fathers Darryl Washington and Stanley D. Williams, who are always there for me when I feel lost spiritually and are constant reminders in my spirit to trust God with my talents. Tony Dungy, you don’t know me, but you are another spiritual father and mentor in my life.
To everyone who is supporting my projects, thank you, you are helping make the dream come true. Andrew Noel Myrie, Chris Bretz. Chantay Smith, Tanya Tee, Portia Liardo, Chike O’Neil, Kefa Gary, Tiffany Mulero, Jorge Kenshin Pimentel, Paul Boone, Devin L. Steward, Raphael Poetic Fuentes, @Shamekalang. Who lent their voices for characters, general support, or financially.
Greg Burnham, and David Dreamkeepers Comic. Thank you for being a mentor as I go into being a comic book creator and writer. My artist for Favor of Athena, Richard Capullo. For my other inspirational creators: Marvel, DC Comics, Tyler Perry, Peter David, Greg Pak,
I hope everyone, regardless of their situation or views, has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Weekly Wednesday Newsletter #2

Thank you for doing me a favor and reading issue two of our weekly newsletter. If this is your first time, the newsletter is for updating you on the current process of the comic and other future goals. The second week has been slow. We are getting more visitors, but we didn’t have any new subscribers. Richard has some family issues, so please keep him in your prayers. On the flip side, we are on schedule for our debut in November.

Writing: The script is now in the editing stage. I’m also working on character profiles to use for preview.

Art: Richard has finished the roughs for page 1 and 2!

Art by Richard Capullo
Art by Richard Capullo

Coloring: Richard will be finishing the pencils and inks for coloring.

Lettering: I’m still researching logos to redesign Favor of Athena’s. I’m thinking of going with a font similar to Gothika.

Publishing: I’m researching small printing places to prepare for prints.

Marketing: The number of followers for my professional Facebook page went up from 20 to 60 from ads. Our Patreon visitors also jumped from our last post. We had over 100 visitors read the last Newsletter.

Final Thoughts: I’m still campaigning on Facebook and posting to Twitter as well. This week, I will be shooting videos to help. I’m also looking at landing a celebrity to see if they will support the book. The tentative release date is November 18.

Charities

I always wanted to make sure I give back to those that help me over the years, but also to help those that need it as well.

Now that I’m jumping into being an entrepreneur and regaining control of my finances due to Covid-19 and a failed career in teaching, I feel it’s important to find a charity I believe in.

Right now, I may have to start off with volunteering time, but I would like to donate financially.

In the past, I supported my friend, Nicole Wiegand’s Aids walk, because I believe it’s still a prevalent disease.

I dontated to various Veterans charities.

I think I would like to support an organization like the Boys and Girls club or something similar. I don’t know how it is to grow up in a real difficult situation. My mom did it and I know she didn’t share everything with us. I knew she was struggling though, which is why I didn’t ask for much, even if I was teased in high school.

My mom has Lupus now, so I want to help organizations with that cause too. Just not enough money to go around.

I know some of you may think, “oh, this is for support of his book.” I do want to use some of the money from Patreon to donate to one of those causes, but this post isn’t about that. This post is about my personal money and what I would like to donate too.

What are some of your favorite charities to donate to? Let me know in comments below or email me at: terriojenkins@gmail.com

Be Terrific,

Terrio Jenkins

Website: www.terriojenkins.com

Favor of Athena webcomic series: www. patreon.com/favorofathena