You Are Not Alone

This is the most personal post I’ve written. I am putting a trigger warning on this post, so please consider that before reading.* I debated posting this. I always want to create a positive experience for my readers (whether that’s readers of the blog or my books), and this is a very heavy subject. But, […]

Hate vs. Love

It’s turning out to be one of those weeks… There are forces in my life that tell me I’m constantly not good enough. That I need to change parts of me to fit whatever idealized version they have for my life. Sometimes it’s a physical change, sometimes it’s something else about my life they hate […]

The Habits of Motivation

The habits of motivation… I’ve talked a little in various posts about how I’m trying to change different things in my life, and different habits. I’ve seen such a change in my life just by implementing SMALL changes here and there. Someone asked me which books or resources I used to help me with that. […]

Today Is a Good Day

Today’s starting off on a good note… I am SO excited because Seaside Valleria 3 is off to my editor! Whew! This is off to my developmental editor, which could take a month or more, so I’m not expecting to work on it again July (I’m hoping for an August release if everything goes well). […]

There is Good In Every Day

Thursday Reminder… Not all days are good, but there’s something good in every day. Remembering this is another way I stay positive on rough days. If you’re having a rough day, take some time to find that something good. ~xoxo Marianne This is Post 52 of 100 as part of the #100DaysofMKAuthorLife.

Stay Beautiful

It’s time for W-Inspiration Wednesday… Sometimes you might have people in your life that tell you that you aren’t beautiful in a variety of ways. Today’s reminder is to tell yourself that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Because when no one around us will cheer for us, we need to cheer for ourselves. Stay beautiful, lovely readers! […]

Dreaming Big

I always keep my eye on the goal… When things get stressful as they are now (when I’m trying to finish up three books and do book release prep for a fourth, all while prepping for unexpected guests plus the day job), I always take time to remind myself of my goals. It might sound […]

Have a Good Day

Yesterday was a rough one… Super long day at the day job, followed by computer issues when I got home meant I got nothing done last night. I was basically up a lot of the night fixing the computer issues before I caught some sleep. But they seem to be fixed (yay!) and it’s going […]

Believe in You

Thursday thoughts… Believe in you! Believe you can make it through the rest of the week (we’re so close to the weekend). Believe in you! If you don’t believe you can achieve your goals, no one else will either. Believe in you! Believe you can finish that project, whatever it may be. You can do […]

W-Inspiration Wednesday Week 5

Time for W-Inspiration Wednesday… I have a LOT of goals. Some of them are small (read the new Kristen Ashley book), some of them larger (clean the house and somehow manage to keep it clean for at least a day), and some of them are grandiose (quit my day job so I can write full-time). […]