My name is Michelle, and I am a hoarder. Not of stuff, not so much anyway (though I do own a prodigious amount of brickabrack from my life which holds value only to myself, and probably is only clutter to anyone looking from the outside-in) but an idea hoarder. I hoard ideas. It’s a terrible … More Writing Mistakes: Hoarding Ideas
Some of you might be wondering why The Lady Of The Blog™ hasn’t been posting on a terribly regular basis since the end of the year. You might think that her hands have shattered under the sheer volume of words typed; and you’d be forgiven for being wrong. After all, 650,000 words is a lot of … More Achilles’ Heels
Time to start again. I believe it is a rule that we are always lost when we begin. I have taken the last twenty days more or less off, a rest from the turbulence of the end of last year and the writing of the last twelve months. Time to recover and to remember how … More The Daunting Rebeginning
I feel like I am just beginning. Last year I wrote thirteen novels, 650,000 words, and a handful of blog posts. I started the project with the idea that either I would find out that I am really a writer, and learn what it is to have writing a constant thing that must be done … More I Wrote Thirteen Novels in 2012. Now what….. and retrospective.
This last month seemed like it should be the easy one, the victorious lazy stumble across the finish line after the marathon has been run. But I do not know if writing is ever like that, the happy slow jog to the end. I think writing is always something we must remember to keep buoyant, … More Month Twelve Reflections: Write Through It, with lists and bad holiday advice
We hear about how zombies are over and how fairy tales are in, we hear about agents and we worry about if we can one day sell the thing we have scarcely typed five paragraphs of. We ought never end a sentence with the word of. Or to. Or with. We think we should write … More Month Twelve Reflections: Write What You Write