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...

June 7, 2009

revisions, revisions

ah yes, the wonderful revsion. for the first time since starting my writing journey (back in 2005), i'm enjoying a revision. having finished the first draft of my sequel to Eldala, i decided i wanted to work on the 3rd draft of a chick romance i wrote in 2008.

i usually don't look forward to revisions. i'd much rather write a first draft, but this time i'm having fun with rearranging words and scenes. i think my 3rd draft word count is up to 28,000, give or take.

since i'm in the middle of this process, i thought i'd post some quotes about revising.

I can't write five words but that I can change seven. ~ Dorothy Parker

To be a writer is to throw away a great deal, not to be satisfied, to type again, and then again and once more, and over and over. ~ John Hersey

Books are never finished, they are merely abandoned. ~ Oscar Wilde (this is how i felt about my first book.)

for more quotes on revising (and other things), you can click here: Michelle's quotes

2 comments:

A Musing Mom said...

Michelle,
Ah! I'm in the same place with my novel. Just spent four days at the Write to Publish conference and learned a ton of stuff. It has me excited to revise.

Glad the process is going well for you this time around.

Yes, I'm still here. Thanks for checking in a few weeks ago. It's just been a very, very busy time for me.

: ) Lara

Donetta said...

Sounds like your having fun :)
Any word on the gathering for Julie's Birthday?
The kids want Anna, they will call her tomorrow...yikes I just got bit by an ant! They were talking about her before we were even out of the forest.