Author Archives: Mary

January Reads

January has been a funny month. I lost a literary agent, but with that same person have been growing a great friendship. I’ve turned in a revision to a good publisher, and am also exploring the indie author route. I’ve been … Continue reading

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When Envy Creeps Up

I was eager to dive into my manuscript today, but after peeking at social media, the sticky threads of doubt and envy held my back. It wasn’t anything overpowering, but I could feel the oozing influence of envy, like tar, bubbling … Continue reading

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While We Wait

I’ve noticed a theme while talking to several friends and family members lately. A theme of desires. Many of us yearn to work on the right path in the right place. This applies to students or employees, who, week after … Continue reading

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For Writers: How To Survive A Holiday

There comes a time, especially during a holiday, when the writer in me wonders, “When is it over?” and “When can I”–erm, dare I say this out loud? Yes? Okay!– “When can I avoid all people, hide in my room, … Continue reading

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Incorporating Setting – For the Visually Impaired

When I was a teen, at some point my mom turned the kitchen table ninety degrees. When I told her it looked great, she gave me a funny look and said, “I did that a week ago, honey.” Hi, my … Continue reading

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Family Vacay to Research Trip

Writers are hungry for moments to work alone–when the house is silent and free of gymnastics thumping/whining/laughter. As I’ve grown older, though, I’ve learned that it’s possible to make progress on my manuscripts with the children underfoot. (This is truly remarkable for me … Continue reading

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I Got an Agent and Here’s How

I’ve written a post like this before–I was repped by a lovely agent a few years ago. But, alas, she left agenting to pursue another path. I had the opportunity to work with her colleague, but decided I wanted to … Continue reading

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