I’ve written about horse rescue, now let’s rescue a pregnant mare! #horserescue #savealife

December 3, 2017 Mary Winter 0

How would you like to save 2 lives for the holidays? If you’re on my 2 Hearts Rescue list, then you’ve probably seen the story of this pregnant mare in a kill pen in Kansas. What does a “kill pen” mean? It means this horse went through an auction, and the highest bidder was a […]

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Word Count Roundup: November

December 3, 2017 Mary Winter 0

Well December is now here, and I can say that I survived NaNoWriMo. For November, I didn’t endeavor to write 1 book at 50,000 words, but rather catch up on all the short stories that my schedule said I was behind. I started the month about 4 weeks behind; now, I’m just one week behind. […]

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Word Count Roundup: October

November 1, 2017 Mary Winter 0

Happy November, and for most of you that means happy NaNoWriMo. While I’m not doing a “true” NaNoWriMo this month (writing 50,000 words on one project), my goal is to get 50,000 words written in total. Today I’ve hit my goal, so one day down, 29 to go. *smiles* I did get a B on […]

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Word Count Roundup: August

September 1, 2017 Mary Winter 0

Towards the end of July I set some pretty aggressive writing goals for myself. You’ve seen this in the release of the several short stories in the 2 Hearts Rescue series, including The Quarterback and the Dressage Queen. I’m also working on Mated to the Wild, the first of the free books in my Ozarks […]

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On Creativity and the Privilege of “The Zone”

July 28, 2017 Mary Winter 0

Someone I know on Facebook who works as a “creativity coach” posted this on the platform the other day. And I sat there and stared at it trying to formulate my response, because the only thing I heard in my mind was “no!”. Those of us who write for a living understand the value in […]

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(Almost) Officially Publisher Free and My Reasons Why (or No Shenanigans For Old Authors)

June 12, 2017 Mary Winter 0

By the end of this month I’ll be almost publisher free*, and I’ve updated the sidebar listing of my publishers, including the “no longer in business” list. Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve been aggressively requesting books back rather than “letting them ride” due in large part to recent developments in the […]

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Shifter Allure

April 28, 2017 Mary Winter 0

Though I haven’t been writing much lately, when I have been writing, it’s been shape shifters. I’ve always loved shifters. Some of my favorite books, from the Nanook Warriors series to the current free story I’m writing for my newsletter subscribers features shifters. Though the usual suspects, wolves, bears, big cats, always make good characters, […]

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5 Things I Love About Living In The Ozarks

March 3, 2017 Mary Winter 0

My latest release, Well Tuned, is set in the Ozarks–the first of many books to be set here, I’m sure. So I wanted to take a few moments today and blog about 5 things I love about living in the Ozarks. The scenery. I grew up in and lived in Iowa most of my life, […]

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