2021 Goals

Happy New Year! I know everyone’s saying it, but wow, 2020, am I right? That was–something. And that’s all I really want to say about it. ICYMI, I wrapped up my 2020 goals a couple days ago, so make sure to check that out, and I’ve got some big plans, as always, for the year. […]

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Goals Wrap-Up

The end is nigh, folks! 2021 is coming, and who the hell knows what it’s got in store, but I’m going to try to be ready for whatever it is. We’re at the end of another year, which means my blog looks like literally every other person’s right now–so many wrap-ups, top ten reads, and […]

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Current Projects: Fourth Edition

Wow, it has been a minute since I wrote the third edition of this post. Like, I wrote an entire duology that wasn’t even on the list since the last one was posted. I’ve finished some, set aside others, and started work toward new ones. Some of these will look familiar, and I’ll honestly probably […]

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#marywrites: How Long Does it Take to Write a Book?

This is actually the perfect time for me to be writing this post, given that I’ve just finished writing a book at the beginning of the month. And, before we get into the meat of this, I’d like to make one thing very clear: There is no set time to writing a book. Everything that […]

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#marywrites: Foreshadowing

I am never, ever going to get over Noah Czerny introducing himself by way of I’ve been dead for seven years AND NO ONE BELIEVING HIM. Maggie Stiefvater often has some of my favorite foreshadowing because, much like Noah, she’ll be frank with us. I mean, the opening chapter of The Raven Boys literally shows […]

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#NaNoWriMo: Week Four

I can’t believe it’s the last week of NaNo! I know that the last day of November is next week, but this wrap-up will come on Thursday because I’m going to visit my best friend on Friday (don’t worry, it’s a private residence, and we don’t go anywhere but her couch) and won’t get back […]

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#NaNoWriMo: Week Three

I can’t believe I’m drafting this on a Saturday, but now that my characters have been reunited, I’m hella excited about writing, and I just want all the romance. This story is, first and foremost, a romance, and my characters have been separated for the first half of the book–which, I saw a tweet recently […]

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Writing Tips

It’s NaNoWriMo, and I know many people are bending over backward trying to write half a book this month, and while I’m nowhere near an expert (are any of us, really, when it comes to writing?), I thought it might be helpful to talk about some of the things that have helped me in the […]

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#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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#NaNoWriMo: Week Two

I’ve got to start this week off with a story because it’s just truly unbelievable, and I’m lucky to be able to write this right now. I have two cats, whom I’ve talked about often enough on here that I think everyone knows that. Lily is super chill about most things. She loves to be […]

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