Author Archives: amairedinsmore

About amairedinsmore

A. Maire is a writer living in Snohomish County, Washington with her husband, whom she has shared her life with since she was 19, their three children and one very spoiled Husky-Doberman mix. She was published in the Crypticon De-Composition 2011 Anthology with the short story 'Awakening' and in her free time enjoys planning parties for the group Biohazard, watching football, camping and reading.

‘Dear Lucky Agent’ Contest I’ve decided to enter the ‘Dear Lucky Agent’ contest through Writer’s Digest for a chance for a professional critique of the first 150-200 words of my manuscript (in my case, the first 168). It’s not often … Continue reading

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Rustycon 30 This weekend I’ll be attending Rustycon 30 in SeaTac, WA. It’s a really fun  science fiction & fantasy convention that focuses on literature, science, art costumes & gaming. I’ll be attending with the party group Biohazard and we’ll … Continue reading

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Officially reached the halfway mark!

To date, this project has already been more successful than any I’ve ever done. I’ve not allowed myself to self sabotage and self destruct. I’ve plotted out the basic outline of the entire novel (bullet points and a general outline … Continue reading

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Changes and Progress

Recently I was laid off from my ‘real job’ — the day job that provided the bill-paying money. While having all this extra time to keep my house clean and my to do list nice and accomplished, I had hoped … Continue reading

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Temporary Insanity? Misguided Naivety? Or a Stroke of Freaking Genius?

It has been no secret that I’ve struggled the last few months. I’ve made quite a dent on the work I have before me and then hit a wall – just unable to continue or find the faith I need … Continue reading

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Clawing my way back

I haven’t worked on my novel in almost two months. I have completed three short stories in that time but the last one I submitted to my publisher was like a month ago. Since then I’ve done no writing – … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Balancing Act

Anyone who knows me knows I have a very busy and hectic life – I am not only married with two kids and have a full time day job that pays the bills and a household to maintain but I … Continue reading

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