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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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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Character Spotlight: Shri

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 were a […]

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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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#marywrites: Research

A couple weeks ago, we talked about outlines and how important they can be. Outlines are not for everyone, and it’s totally cool if you’re not into them, but research? Yeah, that’s pretty much a requirement for everyone. For this topic, I’m going to be focusing on one of my characters, Rafael Vilar, who stars […]

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#marywrites: Outlines

I think I talk about writing a fair amount on the blog, and while I recognize that most of what I talk about is reading, I’m trying to actively talk more about writing since I’ve got some goals this year. Edit sister witches 1 & 2 into final drafts. Write the first draft of sister […]

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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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2019 Goals: Final Check-In!

That’s it, friends! 2019 is almost at an end, and it’s time to check in with how I’ve done with my goals for the year. I’m posting this with a week and a half left of the month, so I know there’s still some time left to accomplish things, but let’s all be honest with […]

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