NaNoWriMo Announcement!

Y’all, it’s November, and you know what that means–WE GONNA WRITE A NOVEL! November is National Novel Writing Month, and though I’m not intending to write a whole novel this month, I’m definitely going to try to write half of one? The goal is 50k, which is what I’m shooting for, though I’m already starting […]

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September Wrap-Up

Well, this was easily one of my best months of the year. Not even because I read or wrote a lot of things, which I did, but just because I felt all-around wonderful pretty much the entire month. There were, of course, some fairly shitty days that didn’t need to be shitty, but that people […]

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#marywrites: Constructive Criticism

You know how things just seem to happen at the exact right time sometimes? That’s this post. It’s going up a couple weeks after I’ve drafted it, and so, by now, my CP, Chelsea, has finished providing feedback for my novel, but, at the time of drafting this, she’s right at the end, and it […]

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Thursday Thousand: Between Two Lungs

In February of 2019, I began a short project where I had to post a short story every week, on Thor’s Day, that had only one parameter: it had to be, had minimum, 1000 words long. It could be any genre, any length beyond that, and could even contain mild cliffhangers! Why? Because some of those definitely turned […]

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Quarterly Check-In

I want to say that I am holy hell shocked that we’re here at the second quarterly check-in of goals, but this year is basically stuck in the space time continuum and doing whatever the hell it wants, so this honestly makes sense. It’s September? What??? ICYMI, I like to do two quarterly check-ins with […]

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August Wrap-Up

What a damn good month! It’s been a hellishly long time since I had this many five and four star reads, and I’m just so stoked. I’m also 0% surprised that nearly all of these were fantasy. I read Fellowship of the Ring this month, and it just made me crave fantasy so much that […]

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Thursday Thousand: Love and Magic on a Thursday

Oh goddess, I feel like breaking out in hives right now, I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M REALLY POSTING THIS. In February of 2019, I began a short project where I had to post a short story every week, on Thor’s Day, that had only one parameter: it had to be, had minimum, 1000 words long. It could be […]

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#marywrites: Being Inspired

This post is not meant to call me out about the book I haven’t written yet, but that’s probably going to happen along the way. Because we’re not chatting any of my normal haunts today, but something I’ve only mentioned here or there. Recently, in one of my writer’s group workshops, while discussing the introduction […]

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July Wrap-Up

This was a weird month for me, not gonna lie. I’ll talk about it more at the end, but I’m consistently feeling like I did nothing while actually having done a lot, so. I think a lot of that stems from the fact that I feel like I didn’t read a lot, but three of […]

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#marywrites: From Conception to First Draft

I haven’t written a brand new story in over a year. Truthfully, for the past two years, I’ve mostly been working on the same story. I took a little break in between to write a standalone contemporary about two best friends falling in love in a bookstore, which I promise you’ll get to read someday, […]

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