#marywrites: Nobody Told Me That!

My mom has forever joked, “Aren’t you the one writing the story?” And sure, yes, I am the one physically putting the words on paper, but that’s about where it ends. And you might think that sounds crazy, but consider this. But I met a lot of things on the way that astonished me. Tom […]

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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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Character Spotlight: Mason

Character Spotlights were a weekly Wednesday series where I used to talk about characters from the novels I was working on or had already completed, but they kind of fell by the wayside, as these things do sometimes. I’m not actually bringing them back weekly, but I’d like to bring them back semi-regularly because they […]

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Quarterly Check-In

It’s that time of year! Instead of checking in halfway through the year, I like to do two quarterly check-ins and a final wrap-up at the end of the year to look at how I’m doing on the goals that I set in January. I’ve found that this, for me, at least, is a super […]

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This Novel was the Hardest One I've Ever Written

Last month, I finished my book! I’ve got to say, I’m pretty freaking proud of myself, and not just for the normal reasons. I’ve talked about this a little on the blog, but not for a while, and not in any real detail, so here goes. A little over three years ago, in December 2016, […]

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WRITING TAG: Never Have I Ever

OH HECK YEAH I FOUND A WRITING TAG! THIS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN! I saw this tag on one of those recommended blogs on my Reader, and my sleuthing tells me it was originally created by The Long Voyage. lollllllll “sleuthing” she says like it’s not right there in the graphic also??? […]

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2020 Goals

Happy New Year! 2019 was a wild ride, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that feels that way. 2020 is already shaping up to be pretty amazing (I start my new job tomorrow!), but US politics is sure to make everything else fairly chaotic. However, I was published again in 2019! Z […]

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Thursday Thousand: And Brimstone

Welcome to the special Halloween edition of Thursday Thousand! In February, 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 […]

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current projects: third edition

Recently, someone asked me if I had a place on my blog where all of my current projects were featured, and I was like, yes, it’s right over–oh dear lord that’s old. A little over a year old, actually, so here we are, back again with a current projects post, third edition! If, for some […]

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Monday Musings: Two Things I Will NEVER Do as a Writer

Welcome to Monday Musings, a series where I review books that I read pre-end of 2017, when I started writing wrap-ups, talk about characters or topics that aren’t as relevant, or sometimes a surprise non-bookish thing. I’ll be the first person to admit that I love a lot of tropes. Enemies to friends to lovers? […]

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