barn quilt coloring book & art journaling

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, Uncategorized, Watercolors, Writing a Book26 Comments

I have been working on several projects over the past few months and one of them has finally hit the market!  The Barn Quilt Coloring Book is now available. This project was something totally different for me.  First of all, it involved drawing instead of writing!  But it felt like a project that worked nicely with my brand, despite the … Read More

Writing a Book | Acknowledgements

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business, Writing a Book0 Comments

Since today is a day of Thanksgiving here in the US, I thought it was a good time to combine saying thanks and sharing just a little more about the book-writing process in one post.  I had already turned in the final manuscript and my editor, Michelle, asked me to write my acknowledgements.  Oh…I hadn’t even thought about that!  I … Read More

Today is THE day!

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business, Tutorials, Writing a Book0 Comments

Today is a big day!  Not only is it election day here in the US, which affects a lot of people, but it’s a big day for me personally.  Today is the official release date of my book, Inspired You.  The book has actually been available for a couple of weeks, but now it’s widely available and the e-book is … Read More

the world tour!

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business, Writing a Book0 Comments

I’m being a bit facetious with that title.  Or perhaps hopelessly optimistic.  The amazing thing about this blog journey is that it always surprises me.  I think, “Oh, such-and-such would be pretty far-fetched, so it probably won’t happen.”  But then it does in some unexpected and amazing way.  So, will my book end up taking me on a world tour?  Who knows. … Read More

writing a book | how it happened

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business, Writing a Book0 Comments

Despite the fact that I just wrote a book I feel like I’m totally the wrong person to give advice to an aspiring author on how to get published.  I thought it might be helpful, though, or at least interesting, for me to share my experience and the process.  So, here we go… I’ve shared before that I’ve never thought … Read More

from blogger to author

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business, Writing a Book0 Comments

 November 17, 2010, I put it out there – I said I was going to start working on a book and just see where it took me. In November 2011, I had a book contract in hand from Thomas Nelson.  In November 2012, I’ll be at my first book signing.  Totally insane.  I finally have my book, Inspired You, in … Read More