May 7, 2019

pain meds, rocks, and a new friend

it's time to tell the story of how i came to spend a day with my dear, new friend Gayle.

if you're in the world of junk journaling, you already know who Gayle Agostinelli is. if you've come from my writing blog, i need to give a brief introduction so this story will make sense. (and if you don't know what a junk journal is, here's a good definition on another blog.)

to read the rest of this post, go here: pain meds, rocks, and a new friend. 

April 27, 2019

the 100 day challenge and YouTube

once again, i had very good intentions about blogging every few days for the 100 day project. but then i found YouTube.

ok, it's not like i hadn't heard of YouTube, or watched more videos than i can count on every subject from Marvel movies to junk journals. but i'd never uploaded any video content. i was just a watcher. now i'm a content creator.

(at first, i was going to say "YouTuber" but according to Wikipedia, "A YouTuber, also known as a YouTube personality, YouTube celebrity, or YouTube content creator, is a type of internet celebrity and videographer who has gained popularity from their videos on the video-sharing website YouTube." as of today, i have 118 subscribers, so i'm not one of those.)

(you can find the rest of this post on my other blog, Joyful Michelle.)

April 9, 2019

a new blog (again)

i've started a new blog. if you want to check it out. it's called Joyful Michelle. i'll leave this blog up because i still like the content, but mostly i'll be posting over there for now.

April 14, 2018

first draft humor

i found this on facebook, and it looks like it originally came from

this could also be a chart for any of my subsequent drafts. i think i'm on 6 now. or is it 7? i don't know whether to laugh or cry. 

February 13, 2018

if you fear the semi-colon...

i do not, in fact, fear semi-colons. i actually love using them. one reader of my original novel said i didn't know how to use them, and that i used them too much. he didn't know what he was talking about. but anyway, i didn't come here to rant about that moment in my novel's history.

here is a link i found 8 years ago and it just popped up on my facebook feed. i thought i'd share it, if for no other reason than to allay the fears of my fellow writers, and perhaps give you a good laugh. goodness knows we need more of those.

"How to Use a Semi-Colon (the most feared punctuation mark on earth)"

now, if you come back another day, i might start ranting about how commas are slowly taking the place of periods.