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Things I could not have imagined in January…

Hello from a safe social distance, At the beginning of the year, when I was still goal setting and making vision boards with my kids, I distinctly remember thinking, “Don’t bring last year’s messes into this new year! New year, fresh slate.” I mean, part of the reason I remember it so clearly is because…

Thoughts On Being a Professional Writer

“I’m just a writer.”  I’ve said that many times in answer to the question, “What do you do?” It’s usually right after I meet someone new — like at my kids’ sports or school events, or sometimes when I’m traveling. I always feel awkward; I always brace for the follow up questions, and the defensiveness…

My #LoveLaughList

I try to stay active on Twitter, mostly engaging with other writers. And, for a while, I was pretty committed to posting every single day.  Sometimes, though, I just have nothing much to say – or at least, I don’t want to tweet out my dinner menu or love of coffee again. So, I tried…

While You Wait.

My next book isn’t ready. Yet. But, perhaps, like me, you need to distract yourself from things? Say, maybe world wide pandemics…? I thought that my readers might enjoy something else to read while you wait for me to finish book two of my In The Writer’s Room series. If you are on the hunt for…

Free (ebook) Love.

I may have mentioned in my About Me that read a lot. Like, I read a book a day. I read for escape, for research, for entertainment, for inspiration, for joy. Admittedly, my book-a-day habit isn’t cheap. You may relate.  As an author myself, I am mindful of both the cost to readers of books, and…

(Not Quite) A Love Letter to a Critic.

Dear Jennifer Higgins*,  You don’t know me personally, and I don’t know you. But, you made a really big impact on my life. You were one of the first to review my book, Hidden in the Writer’s Room. I think you liked the story, but evidently the version of the book that I originally released…

Brene Brown, calling me out on my reading hangover.

I don’t know if any of you caught the incredible Brene Brown Netflix special that dropped on April 19, 2019. I did. And, it wrecked me a little. Let me start by saying, I love a good self awareness kick-in-the-teeth… You can check out my last blog on my Word of the Year, to see…

I actually picked (just one) Word of the Year!

Have you guys jumped on this trend? I’ve seen it all over the socials: choosing a “Word of the Year”. I’ll admit, my first inclination was to make fun of the idea… I’m kind of an ass. But then I remembered that I actually respect a lot of these women who are doing it; also,…

Musically speaking…

I’m on twitter quite a lot (@michelleleprice), and a topic that comes up between authors frequently is what songs we listen to while writing, while editing, or even while just reading. Here was one of my favorite recent discussions that had some legit great listening options: SpotifyPlaylistsForWriters Anyway, it made me realize that maybe you,…

I’ve been trying some things out… they scared me.

Hello again, friends! If you read my first blog, you’ll know that I’m very, very new to this. As in, just weeks old. So, I’m still trying new things. One of them is social media. What the what? It’s bananas. To be clear, I’m not talking about personal social media – that I’ve done for…