Life Is a Process


A bud or the beginning of an idea. Flowers, like many of our books, begin small.  We don’t know how they will grow. If we pick them too soon they might not mature.


Buds become flowers and more buds appear on the same plant. One idea leads to another. Rushing the process can make an idea sour. Some plants need more care than others. Some ideas hit us like a tidal wave and wash over us. Other ideas hit in small waves.


This could have been my new author photo, since I no longer wear glasses. However, no glasses meant a squint. A photo in the sun equals a squint!


If you enjoy romantic comedy, check this one!

A sweet contemporary romance reminiscent of Parent Trap movies. Single parents raising eleven year old daughters must try to resist the ploys their children use to push them together as well as the growing attraction that sparks between them.    Comment for a chance to win a PDF of one of my short stories.   Come comment for 2 chances to win a PDF of one of my  short story.

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17 Responses to Life Is a Process

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  2. Josie says:

    I’m cheering you on for Cheerleader Dad, MM!


  3. marymarvella says:

    Thank you, Joanne! That was a fun book to write! I know you remember tween years!


  4. nitethyme says:

    I remember Cheerleader Dad as it grew into an entertaining book! Linda

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  5. marymarvella says:

    Thank you, Linda! I remember several of your books when they were parts of drafts!


  6. You need some cuttings from my flowers, but then my container garden is a work in progress! Cheerleader Dad is one of my favorites by Mary Marvella, but she has an awesome short story coming out soon in Of Mountains and Mysteries, the new anthology of mystery/suspense set in the North Georgia Mountains.

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  7. I like that analogy, Mary. I agree. Your story like a new plant needs to be nurtured and coaxed into blooming. Everyone likes a plant that’s in full bloom but you get there one bud at a time. I’m trying to remember this as I’m trying to develop a story that’s taking its own sweet time revealing itself.


  8. marymarvella says:

    Thanks, Connie. So many story ideas lie dormant and seem dead, but they are just waiting for the right time. Some stories and characters are waiting for us to stop forcing them to go our way.


  9. Tamara says:

    Loved this post. And the images, including the one of you, Mary are beautiful!


  10. Tamara says:

    Loved this post. And the images, including the one of you, Mary, are gorgeous!!

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  11. marymarvella says:

    Thanks, Tamara! You are too sweet to me!


  12. sudiecrouch says:

    Love the analogy of flowers blooming and the way a story takes shape. So true! And love the photo!

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  13. bethtrissel says:

    Beautiful post, Mary. I’m also cheering you on.


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