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:
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...
July 8, 2018
July 7, 2018
Here’s a Sunday reminder:
#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...
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...
July 5, 2018
Time for one more post on my weekend plans as part of the #100Days series.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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!
This is Post 93 of 100 as part of the #100DaysofMKAuthorLife.
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!
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...
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...