Posts Tagged: M.J. Pullen

M.J. here. Maybe it’s weird to say this at 40, with four novels and years of semi-pro writing experience under my belt, but sometimes I still feel like a freshman writer. In part this is because there are some professional habits I have yet to fully pick up. The simplest (and by far the hardest) of these:…
How do you find the time? [Insert the sound of a writer gnashing her teeth and laughing maniacally]. When mere mortals think of writing novels, they can often see only the enormity of the task. They imagine slaving away at a laptop for hours on end, maybe holed away in a quiet office or (heavenly thought) a…
When I started my first novel, THE MARRIAGE PACT, in 2010 (or, I should say, when I started the first novel I actually completed) I had been tinkering with writing for years. There were probably six beginnings of novels on my hard drive in which I’d begun a draft, made it 20,000 or even 45,000…