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...

February 4, 2009

garbage?

to my fellow writers.... do you ever feel like what you're writing is garbage? i know i do - on a regular basis, usually once a week, sometimes more depending on hormones.

we are not alone. an author i greatly admire sometimes thought his work was garbage, too. but he kept writing and i'm so glad he did. here is his take on writing.

"What you want is practice, practice, practice. It doesn't matter what we write (at least this is my view) at our age, so long as we write continually as well as we can. I feel that every time I write a page either of prose or of verse, with real effort, even if it's thrown into the fire the next minute, I am so much further on."

do you know who said this?





C. S. Lewis.

if he thought his stuff was sometimes worthy of the fire, then there's hope for me.

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