Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving and Almost End of NaNoWriMo!

Happy Turkey Day All!

For all of you writers out there participating in NaNoWriMo and sweating your way to the finish line this Sunday, you can do it!

I am majorly impressed with anyone who wins NaNoWriMo as here I am attempting to keep my focus with my official writing hat, and I'm only at 20k. (No I will not pull all nighters trying to get to 50k in 4 days.)
As you can see I'm not getting a lot of writing done. On the plus side, I have managed to respond to many waiting queries, so some benefited from my procrastination. 

Cheerleading aside, please remember to edit your NaNoWriMo novels come December. The last thing an agent or editor wants to see is a manuscript that was banged out in a month. Revise, rewrite, reread. 

Write on.

- Mary

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Thursday, November 20, 2014


What a week!  Congratulations also to my client Phil Donlay who was a finalist for his thriller, DEADLY ECHOS in the 2014 USA Best Book Awards...

Way to go Phil!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Gentle Readers.

I was honored and privileged to attend last weekend Boucheron Conference where my client Matt Coyle won the Anthony Award for BEST FIRST NOVEL!  Well deserved...
This is what I mean by the thrill of starting new voices - it doesn't get any better.  It was made even sweeter as my friend Otto Penzler made the announcement.  Keep writing, keep believing in yourselves, and keep going!