Kind of a Big Deal

I got a lot of good news the past few months!
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Five For Friday: Things to Avoid When Submitting to Lit Mags.

Let me preface this by saying I have only been published in a Lit Mag once, so I am no expert on getting published. However, I am a volunteer reader for Blue Mesa Review–a really fabulous magazine from UNM (with free submissions!!!) and I get to read A LOT of submissions and with that, a … More Five For Friday: Things to Avoid When Submitting to Lit Mags.

Five For Friday (actually just 3): Holidays, Homes, and Harried Living

Hello! I have been on quite the little sabbatical since my last Five for Friday post on the 18th–nearly a month!! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t so busy working on my novel or editing to write a blog post. I basically haven’t written anything since then. I spent about 20 minutes editing my first-born, which … More Five For Friday (actually just 3): Holidays, Homes, and Harried Living

Decisions, Decisions: The Golden Apple’s Coming Makeover

My husband is always nervous when I start conversations with the line “I’ve decided…” Usually, this line is followed by some life-changing epiphany for our future. “I’ve decided I want to work full-time.” “I’ve decided I want to go to graduate school.” “I’ve decided I’m only wearing neutral colors and real jewelry.” “I’ve decided we’ll … More Decisions, Decisions: The Golden Apple’s Coming Makeover

November madness, NaNoWriMo, and the end of my first MFA semester.

Perhaps you’ve noticed my absence from the blogosphere this month (probably not). October was a fabulous month full of celebration and excitement and it wiped me out. November has been mad and a little more focused on my non-blog writing. In addition to the semester wrapping up–the last day of class for me is the … More November madness, NaNoWriMo, and the end of my first MFA semester.

My Name is Faerl Marie and I Write Chick Lit.

We had a guest speaker in a recent MFA class–Intro to Writing as a Profession. She was really great, funny, clever, and an alumni of our program whose fiction, though not yet published, has made the finalist cuts for some note-worthy awards. She shared a near-universal frustration with trying to get her novel published and … More My Name is Faerl Marie and I Write Chick Lit.

Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Maryline’s Bookshelf

In honor of The Golden Apple’s birthday coming up on the 31st, I am reposting some of the lovely reviews and blog tour posts that were done for her. This is a unique experience for providing time perspective and seeing how far I’ve come and whose stayed with me along the way. Maryline is a … More Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Maryline’s Bookshelf