I write, therefore I am

I received my first check from Amazon.
It’s official, I’ve been paid therefore I am a professional.
Whoo-hoo, I’m a novelist!
No, really, that’s very cool.

Of course I’m not in it for the money.
Yet.
But I have to say that since this first check covers my initial investment AND there’ll be more coming, I am considering doing it again.

Oh, who am I kidding?
OF COURSE I’m going to do it again.

A good friend and fellow author, Kathleen D. Tresemer recently published Time in a Bottle, a realistic fiction young adult novel, and she had a launch party to celebrate. It was an excellent affair with food, friends, family, readings, sales, and signings.
I want one.

Too late for Pocket Money, my debut novel, but now that I’m more familiar with the publishing terrain, and a little cocky since my professional status, I hope to have a release party for book two.

Whatever book two may be.
Whenever I stop starting new novels and finish one instead.

I’m sure you’re invited, though, so stay tuned.
And in the meantime, get familiar with my voice and style by reading Pocket Money, a day in the life of four friends reunited after college who fall into the familiar competitive dynamic of their youth, resulting in a deadly game of one-upsmanship.

And then check out some of my short stories here. 

Mostly, thanks for sticking by me through this (very) long and roller coaster affair.

Hey! Roller Coaster Affair would make an awesome title.
What can it hurt to start one more…?…!

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About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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