Planning Essentials – Planning Post 3

Yesterday, I talked about some of the digital planning and project management tools I use. Today I’ll start talking about paper planning. #PlannerPeace is something that’s hard to find, but I’ve gotten pretty close with my main planner. This planner is the one I use to help me plan personal stuff (everything from doctor’s appointments […]

Digital Project Management – Planning Post 2

Yesterday, I kicked off my series on planning by talking about how I plan out my writing schedule at a high-level. Today, I’ll talk about digital tools I use to help me plan and keep track of all of the many low-level, specific details. Publishing a book (whether self-published like mine currently are, traditionally published […]

2019 Planning – Planning Post 1

Time to talk about PLANNING! I love planning and I love organizing. As someone who deals with anxiety, planning (especially paper planning) has really helped me manage that better. I’ve mentioned before that I essentially work two full-time jobs – a day job and my author job. Planning is essential for me to keep track of […]

Believe in Yourself

Thursday Reminder… ~xoxo Marianne This is Post 87 of 100 as part of the #100DaysofMKAuthorLife. P.S. – Shameless Plug Time! Ripple (Persy & Sully) (Seaside Valleria #2), is coming out next Tuesday, July 3rd! If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you can do so via the links below. Amazon: http://geni.us/SV2AZ iBooks: http://geni.us/SV2iBooks Nook: http://geni.us/SV2Nook Kobo: http://geni.us/SV2Kobo Google: http://geni.us/SV2Google Goodreads: http://geni.us/SV2Goodreads

Want vs. Am – Fear Post 5

There’s another part to overcoming fear, and that’s your mindset and how you view yourself. Learning to recognize or delve into the root of our fears is important, but just as important is changing your mindset about your fears. Thinking you won’t succeed at something won’t help you succeed. Some people say that positive thinking […]

New Release! (and Fictional Fear – Fear Post 4)

Before we continue with my series on overcoming fear, let’s celebrate a new release! Rush, Hector & Millie’s story, the first in my Seaside Valleria series, is out now! “I’m messed up,” she confessed. He’d probably figured that out, but she needed to say it. “I know, baby,” he said softly. “That doesn’t turn me […]

Fear of Success – Fear Post 3

I’m continuing my overcoming fear series with a post on fear of success. There are many things in life that you can be afraid to succeed at, from more mundane things like keeping your desk clean (I don’t always succeed at that one) to bigger goals like being a kickass aunt to my nieces (I […]

The Journey – Fear Post 2

Yesterday, I talked about getting to the root of fear. Today, I’ll talk more about that journey. For me, the real fear wasn’t writing, it was living a life I wanted to live. I did intense introspection about my life, taking it apart and examining each piece. This was something I did daily, more than […]

Fear – Post 1

Today, I’m starting my series of posts on how I overcame my fear of writing (and a great many other things). FEAR. Hearing that word, even reading that word…it can send a chill down your spine. It can send goosebumps skittering across your skin. FEAR. It has the power to destroy you. But ONLY if […]