|Photo from the Greensboro Public Library|
While I have read all the mysteries, I am a relative newcomer to her delightful 'girl' books. You can find them here on Amazon--this is not an affiliate link, as I don't get any props for telling people where to get stuff, but I should.
Mary Kay is just as delightful in person as her characters are in her books! We learned about her latest book, The Weekenders, and about her writing process. I learned that she had visited the antique mall where I have a booth, as well! (Mary Kay is a junker and offers tips here. Her booth space is on Tybee Island at Seaside Sisters.) She asked all the teachers in the audience to raise their hands and gave us special props, which was amazing. The audience was lovely and wearing their fun summer clothes and buying copies of her books, like all good readers do.
One of the things I was interested in hearing was how she was able to transition from a full-time job to writing best-selling novels.
I made a list.
I'm giving myself one year. Fifty-two weeks. Three hundred, sixty-five days. If she can complete a book in one year while working a full-time and raising two kids and taking care of life stuff, then I can with two cats, a husband who can take care of himself, and a 10.5 month job.
The trick is to write in a genre I don't read. The problem is I read everything. So maybe upmarket fiction with a sci-fi bent?
Chime in, won't you?