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)


Please follow and like us:
Share →

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!!!
    nan @ lbddiaries recently posted..Bite This!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

Pamela's Latest Blog

  • Burning Questions
    by Pamela on March 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    After a few years of chronic burning issues somewhere per-son-al, I almost can’t type that title without cringing, but this is a DIFFERENT KIND of burning: burning questions, as in poll questions! There are three questions; you must answer both to be eligible to enter the drawing for SWAG. Email bobbye at skipjackpublishing dot com [... […]

Want exclusive, free content?

to get her monthly newsletter and Act One, gratis.

Find Pamela on social media!


Thiefing’s Uncool

EVERYTHING (posts, pictures, etc.) on this website are copyrighted to Pamela Fagan Hutchins, all rights reserved, and may not be copied, used, printed or distributed without my express written permission. You may link to the website and my posts. Questions? Ask me.