welcome to my blog

welcome to my blog

i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-follower, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.

all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...

November 13, 2008

a letter to my characters

Dear Kieran, Jessa, Arathor, Tiana, Gilrain, and Sienna,

This is the author of your story. I want to apologize right now for what I have to put you through in Eldala 2. No one wants to read a story where everything is fine. Somehow, humans don't want stories like that. They want to see people triumph in the midst of difficult circumstances. (I wish I could remember that when I'm going through my own difficult circumstances.)

If you will remember from Eldala 1, I don't write tragedies. There will be a happy ending. Perhaps that is my reason for being a writer. I can control the ending, to some degree.

I promise that once you go through your difficulties, I will reward you in the end.

Michelle Gregory

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