Anna R. Mercier

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One Lovely Blog Award

I was nominated for the “One Lovely Blog Award” by my friend and future chapter swapping partner Jade Hemming. I met her during the 2016 Pitch Wars session, and she is proof of how valuable those writing contests are. I encourage you all to check out her awesome blog. She has book reviews, cake, and…
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The Demon of Comparison

Today I want to talk about a particular demon of mine: comparison. It hitcehs a ride at the most random moments. It showed up in middle school a few times during the budding years of popularity contests and the need to impress boys. It went mute during most of high school because I was too…
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Writing, Goals, and Mortality

Like most people, I had a brief stint where I was terrified of death and what was beyond the final breath. I think I had just discovered the theory of relativity because I realized that my life, compared to the history of the world, would be over in a flash. People a hundred years ago…
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Considering Moderation

Moderation is a word I’m desperately trying to learn this year. I didn’t grow up in a home that favored moderation. Sodas were readily available, Little Debbie snacks were always in a bowl, and Nana always had a cup filled with gummy fruit slices. Good Lord, what I wouldn’t kill for some of those right…
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Fresh Reads Friday– Crooked Kingdom

For the past week I’ve been slowly making my way through the sequel of Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. Crooked Kingdom, in every way possible, is exceeding the beauty and hype that the first one left me (and millions of others) with. At this point, my husband knows that whenever I’m talking about a book,…
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