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A Year's Progress by Marianne Knightly

A Year’s Progress

I often think about how far I’ve come. Progress can seem SOOOO slow, and taking time to reflect in different ways helps me realize I’m further along than I think I am.   One of my favorite tools is a 5-year journal – where you enter a few lines each day, and you can see …

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Should I crowdfund audiobooks?

I hope you all are doing okay, and are safe and healthy! Today, I’m sharing a super quick update on the audiobooks and pondering a larger question I hope you can help me answer. The big news is this: I have selected an audiobook narrator!!! I am soooo excited. As soon as I heard her sample …

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Marianne Knightly Writing & Life Update: July 2020

Writing & Life Update: July 2020

I hope you all are doing okay! Today I’m sharing another update. If you’re looking for updates on my writing, check out my last blog post for updates on my next spin-off series (including progress on Finn & Arianna’s Brazenbourg duet, though I’ll also talk a little bit about it here too). Today, I’ll share …

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YOU MATTER

You Matter

First, I hope you are healthy and safe. Second, I want to say that I care about you. I care about each and every person reading this. As an author of color (I’m of SE Asian descent, if you weren’t aware), I am with you all during this time and 100000% agree that #BlackLivesMatter. That …

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Will I Publish in December?

Hello, Vallerians! The hectic end to the year is fast approaching and I wanted to let you know about some changes to my publishing schedule. The big news is this – I will not be publishing another book this year. I’m finalizing Seaside Valleria 3 now (Frannie’s story), but it won’t be ready for release …

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100 Days Wrap Up

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 …

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Be Yourself

Be Yourself

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 …

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Positive Mindsets

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 …

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