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
I’m playing a bit of catch up right now, going back through abandoned tabs with abandoned posts. Some of them I keep, and some of them – like this one – I tear up with the delete button and try again. What once was brilliant now is just a jumble of words. Ah, writing. I … More September Blogging Challenge
Reblogged from 12novels.com Hi friends, This is my last original post on 12novels.com. From now on, all new content will be posted over at www.michelletuckett.com. Its an inevitable decision, primarily fueled by the need to grow and change. I was on a separate journey as I wrote a novel a month for a year; it’s now two … More Reblog: I’m Moving!
I know, I've been away. For months. There is a saying out in the world, often attributed to either the Irish or Woody Allen interchangeably, but the origin makes it no less profound. If you want to make god laugh, make a plan. I started out this year with a plan. I was fresh … More I’ve been gone, making the gods laugh
Forgive me for rambling, I'm rusty at this. I've been away. Away from the blog, away from home, from myself, even from writing. I needed a vacation. Irowboat's birthday is in April, and we decided to celebrate with a road trip in my new car to California – traveling to San Francisco and down the … More Distance, where I’ve been, and getting personal
I haven't been around the blog as much as I like lately. It's because I've been up to things… Several to be specific, but one thing in particular. And I'm excited, and a little bit frightened. And that usually is the best combination. As I've mentioned a few times, I'm working on one of last … More I’ve Been Up To Something…
It’s me again, taking over so you don’t have to. A lot has happened in the last couple weeks, but we’re now 18 days and some change into November, just a smidge past halfway. If you multiply 18 days (and some change) by the Golden Ratio (1.618, a.k.a. “Phi”, a.k.a. “ϕ”), you get 30, or … More Guest Post: Embracing Incoherence (or, Rambling for Focus)
So wow. Hi to all you NaNoWriMo people! There are…. Quite a lot of you. Enough to make me feel like I'm in one of those dreams where you've forgotten your clothing and are back in high school, only where the high school is a virtual auditorium, and it's filled with people you very much … More Big News, A Warm Welcome, and other tales.
Yes, I finished last month, and on time. I just didn't talk about it. I've written over 350,000 words of fiction since January first. It's been three weeks since I have blogged, and it is because I have nothing much to say. I can think of lots of topics and witticisms, many strings of words … More Seven Down, Five to Go! (Reflecting on silence and
Day Four: Unknown of 50,000 words We’ve all heard the advice to write what you know. Less common is the advice to write what you want to know. This is the school of thoughts tend to subscribe to, and I’ve been finding that when I learn something in the course of writing it sticks in … More A Mad Idea