Marianne Knightly's Blog

July 10, 2018

I can’t believe today’s the last post in my #100 Days series. It’s been such a wonderful (and exhausting) experience giving you a glimpse into my life the last 100 days. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, too. I’ve loved hearing from you – your comments on the various blogs and on social media – and I hope you’ll continue to stay in touch. I’ll be going back to posting a few or more times per month on the blog, and I hope you’ll stay tuned.

Here are some things I learned from blogging for 100 days:


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Published on July 10, 2018 20:44 • 1 view

July 9, 2018

Only one day left in my #100Days series! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for a fun, final post. In the meantime, here’s an update on how my weekend went.

Author-wise, it went pretty well! I had three big goals (write, edit, and design), and I managed to work on two of them (write and design). I wrote over 3000 words in Seaside Valleria 4. It was a slow start, but I’ve got in a groove now and I hope it keeps up. I haven’t received Seaside Valleria 3 from my editor yet, so I wasn’t able to work on...

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Published on July 09, 2018 14:27 • 3 views

July 8, 2018

#MondayMotivation. Don’t be afraid to stand out.

Stand Out

~xoxo Marianne

This is Post 98 of 100 as part of the #100DaysofMKAuthorLife.

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Published on July 08, 2018 10:55 • 1 view

July 7, 2018

Here’s a Sunday reminder:

Be Yourself

#BeYourself. I’ve gotten better at learning my physical limits. Hell, I’ve gotten better at accepting I have physical limits at all (having chronic health issues sucks). I’ve learned to prioritize what I need and what my body needs over the needs of others. There are certain people in my life who are very demanding, often asking me (metaphorically) to jump and waiting for me to say ‘how high’. I’ve gotten better at saying ‘fuck you’ instead (or a nicer version of th...

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Published on July 07, 2018 13:03 • 7 views

July 6, 2018

It’s something I’ve written about before, but I was reminded of this recently.


As someone who’s struggled a lot through their life on various levels, I’ve often felt like my life was doomed to stay on negative paths. When your brain is so used to things going wrong, it just assumes everything will, and so it’s hard to stay positive. One of my big resolutions this year was to keep a positive mindset, no matter what shit came my way. It’s been really fucking hard at times, but I’ve overall man...

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Published on July 06, 2018 10:11 • 2 views

July 5, 2018

Time for one more post on my weekend plans as part of the #100Days series.

Weekend Banner Colorful

If you follow the blog, you know that I took a break after finishing up my recent run of books over the last six weeks (publishing Permanently Princess, Rush, and Ripple, and drafting Frannie’s story for Seaside Valleria 3 and handing that off to my editor). I can’t tell you how much less stress and how much more calm I feel now that I have those books under my belt, and I feel energized to continue working on my auth...

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Published on July 05, 2018 10:24 • 1 view

July 4, 2018

Now that I’ve published Ripple, the second in the Seaside Valleria series, I wanted to give you a quick look and what’s coming up next. I wrote a little bit about it in this post, and I gave my newsletter subscribers a few more details, so I’m sharing them here now, too.

Goals are Dreams with a deadline

Every year around June or July, I like to do an assessment of not only how my books are doing but how I’M doing personally as well. How did the first six months of the year go? The last twelve months in general? How am I doi...

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Published on July 04, 2018 12:12 • 1 view

July 3, 2018

There’s only 7 days left in my #100Days series! Since next Wednesday will be my wrap-up post for the series, here’s a final W-Inspiration Wednesday.

You Make Me Super Happy

THANK YOU to all of you who have purchased my books this year, followed or read the blog, or engaged with me on social media. I just had a lovely release day (my 4th this year) because of you!

~xoxo Marianne

This is Post 93 of 100 as part of the #100DaysofMKAuthorLife.

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Published on July 03, 2018 15:04 • 3 views

Before we continue with my series on overcoming fear, let’s celebrate a new release! Ripple, Persy & Sully’s story, the second in my Seaside Valleria series, is out now!

Ripple (Persy & Sully) (Seaside Valleria 2) by Marianne Knightly


Her voice was a rough whisper. “Sometimes I feel like I’ll never have peace.”

He reached up to cup her cheek. “Honey.”

She loved the w...

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Published on July 03, 2018 04:08 • 1 view

July 1, 2018

Yesterday I talked about my planning essentials and the tools I always use. Today, I’ll talk about other planners and products that I use or have tried.

Some people search for that one planner that has everything they need. I actually look for the opposite. I like having separate planners for separate things (e.g., one for my day job, one for my personal and author life, etc.). There are other planners I use, which could also work for you if you’re looking to ‘frankenplan’ and create one plan...

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Published on July 01, 2018 16:11 • 3 views