Or maybe several. Here’s what they’re all about:

Many writers will tell you about their writing “practice,” and the regular schedule they keep to stay on track with their novels. Schedule? Not me. Regular? Only if I eat prunes. On track? That’s what all-nighters are for. Don’t get me wrong. I write every day, a lot, but never on what I’m supposed to. Woopsie.

I am my editor’s worst nightmare. I am the writer that decides to tackle a complete rewrite 30 days before a novel is due. Meghan cringes when I post on Facebook that I wrote 10,000 words — roughly 40 pages — in one day.

My phone rings. “Take your time,” she says, in a tremulous whisper. What she’s thinking, though, is “Holy hell, that woman is going to dump a steaming pile of poo on me in 27 days, and it’s my job to dig through it.”

To read the rest of “A Day in the Life,” visit author Darcia Helle’s website, A Word, Please. While you’re there, check out her fantastic books. I’m currently reading Into the Light.

Ciao, mi amigos,

(I’m multilingual)

Pamelot

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4 Responses to I’d like a word, please.

  1. Hahahahahaha! “My phone rings,” indeed. 😀

  2. Oooo – multilingual – très chic! I am heading over there to read but gotta say I love your relationship with Meghan! This is going to be your BEST year ever!!!
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