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...

August 18, 2010

voices from the past

"You knew this kind of thing could happen. When you walk in who you are, you will be opposed."

"I just didn’t expect it to come so soon."

"You’ll have to be on your guard from now on."

"I’ve never done anything this big."

"The spell you’ll have to use will take more than your natural abilities..."

let me back up. i've been dreading going back into my novel because i've been out of it so long because of a huge scene block. so now i'm thinking about going back into it and i'm a little hesitant. have i forgotten how to write? can i finish this story? will it ever get finished?

while i've hemmed and hawed, i've been editing Eldala for re-release. finding those little things that needed to be fixed but i missed them before. out of the blue, i came across the conversation i posted above. it's Arathor (Kieran's father) talking to Kieran. things aren't going well in the story. the villain is causing him problems. his father is giving him counsel.

apparently, my Father is giving me reminders.

When i walk in being a writer, i will be opposed. i'd forgotten. and it does seem like i'm doing something that's bigger than anything i've done before, even though it's not. finishing will take more than my natural abilities.

thanks, Arathor. it was just what i needed. (either that, or a magic wand...)


Donetta said...

funny when our words come round to teach us
hope you enjoy the place right where you are.

Jemi Fraser said...

Very cool that your own words are providing you with guidance :)