Tuesday, January 17

New Year, New Genre, New Blog, New Me!

Hello everyone, my name is Marian and this is my blog. I am writer living in the Chicago area with my Husband and two daughters of one and two years of age. Besides writing, my hobbies include reading, baking, running, collecting bookmarks, and watching way too much of the same three TV shows, ie. The Big Bang Theory, Merlin, and White Collar.

What's that you say? Why am I telling you all this?

Well, I've been gone so long, that you may very well have forgotten who I am, so I figured I'd offer a refresher. Anything else you need to know? No? We good?

Okay then, lets move on...

First off I do apologize for being away for so long. Part of the reason was that I was very busy, and the other part was that when I wasn't busy, I was lazy. Put those two together and it's nearly impossible to get anything done, trust me.

However, just so you know, I have been working these past few months and I hope to have a few announcements for you in the coming weeks, one of which being the submission of my new manuscript! Yay! It is a story that I have had in my head for a very long time and I am so happy to finally have it done--the first part of four anyway--and almost ready to hit the publishing houses. I am really happy with it, and really excited about it. That being said, I have been somewhat reluctant to tell you all that this new project... is a YA Fantasy.

Yes, I know, I know.

I do love the YA genre, as it and romance are pretty much all I read, but believe it or not, I didn't intentionally write a YA. It just so happens that the story I wanted to tell was about a 17-18 year old girl, and trust me, I am no happier about it that anyone else. I am more than aware of the overly competitive, completely saturated sales market I am about to enter, and honestly, it gives me a bit of a tummy ache. Not to worry though, I have full confidence in my agent, and know that she will find a way to work miracles! (Ha! Now she has a tummy ache! ;D )

Another change is that I will be setting up an actual blog posting schedule so that I can keep my rear-end on track, and will also be changing the look of the blog over all. I LOVE my blog, but this template was free and came with an expiration date that I was unaware of when I got it, so I will have to find a new one soon, hopefully just a cool.

Stay tuned, and lots of love for now,

~ Marian

BTW: If you have a desire to hear form me more often, I am now on twitter! @MarianVere


  1. Congrats on the new MS!! Wishing you all the best as it makes the submission rounds! :o)

  2. Thanks Angela, fingers crossed! :)

    Well done on the new ms and good for you for taking a break. Sometimes we all need to do that. (At least I keep telling myself that to justify my own laziness)

  4. Bethany - If we're never lazy, how will we know when we're being productive? ;)