On Writing a Novel: “Should I Be Writing Bigger?”

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“I’m a nobody blog writer, an amateur novelist, one of a million dotting the literary landscape,” writes Michelle at The Green Study. “Why do I have an ego that says I should be writing bigger?” In a recent post, Michelle reflects on writing a novel, committing to one’s art or passion, and telling meaningful stories in an age of uncertainty.


In a moment of clarity, as I wandered about the gardens this morning, I thought about how the real trick to anything is to fully commit to it. Ten years ago we started ripping up our lawn bit-by-bit, replacing grass with perennials. There were many times when I doubted it would ever look like the English garden I fantasized about, but each year, I took up more lawn, tried different plants, and dug in with all the enthusiasm of a novice. I hit a point of no return…

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