Anna R. Mercier

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Dear 2017

Dear 2017, I went through the photo gallery on my phone to get an idea for what 2016 looked like, and I was surprised by all I had done. I figured most of the photos would be forests, my cats, and food. While I was mostly right, there were a few pleasant surprises. Last year…
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Fresh Read Friday– Tiny Pretty Things

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton features three¬† students at a highly competitive ballet school in Manhattan. You have the free-spirited Gigi, competitive and ruthless Bette, and perfectionist June. All three have their eye on the lead roles and will do anything to get them. And I mean anything. For the last…
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Progress

I belong in the percentage of the population that believes a new year is a time to recreate, redefine, and restructure. It’s not a time to start from scratch, but it’s definitely a time to attach a re- to most verbs. I have a lot of aspects in my life I want to re- this…
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Where I’ve Been

If you’ve never been friends, married, dated, or had any interaction with a teacher, you probably have no idea what the first month of school does to them. I didn’t know until this year. I guess that’s because I haven’t done as much with my school, writing, and evening time as I have these past…
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Making Time

Its the beginning of a new school year. I’m standing on the brink of endless lesson plans, grading, and meetings and I’m trying not to panic. My Ever Growing To-Do List Finish my WIP in the next month. Two critique partners that I need to continue reading for. One manuscript I’ve taken on as an…
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