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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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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#marywrites: The Dreaded Query

Is the fact that I’ve been avoiding writing this particular post in the #marywrites series indicative of the subject? YES. 50% of this meme is me wanting to shout about LOTR because I saw someone with the most badass Witch-king tattoo the other day, but I was too busy gaping in awe at it to […]

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June Wrap-Up

Unholy Satan, this is such a long wrap-up post, I am actually a little sorry. Like, this is bananas. It goes on forever. I did a lot of all of the things this month, and though it started out pretty rough, plus stayed that way for a while, the end has given me a lot […]

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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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#marywrites: Revision

Oh, revision. The thing we writers always dread, and the thing I look forward to the most. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I think revising is a boat load of fun, and I’m going to try to break that down in this post. We’re also going to talk about what revision actually is, […]

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Why I Write Queer Characters

When I was twelve, I went to see Tracy Chapman live with my best friend. We were twelve and excited, so we were holding hands to avoid getting lost in the crowd. “You shouldn’t do that,” someone said, indicating our hands, “People will think you’re a lesbian.” MY KING Look, there’s a lot to break […]

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