The 2 Coolest Things About Being an Author . . .

are getting to write stories and characters the way I love to read them and YOU!

Love Thank You Mary Kate Kopec

When I first started writing romance, I had one story in my head.  I wasn’t sure where I was going with the whole author thing, but I joined Romance Writers of America and got busy learning everything I could about being an author, writing a novel, and getting published.  In all my research about being an author, there was one thing no one was really talking about.

They talk about POV, plot development, character arcs, cover trends, publishing, marketing and promotion, FB, advances, selling off your rights, making money, etc. – and sure, writing stories for money certainly came with its own golden allure.  But in all of that … no one ever really talked about the LOVE.  The new friends.  The finding like minded people who enjoy your stories and your way of thinking.  And really, for me, that’s the coolest.  Life is short.  Filled with challenges, heartbreak, troubles, triumphs, love, … all of it.  And what makes it so PINK is having friends with you all along the way.  <3

I’m pretty damned introvert.  I do the most of my meeting people through work.  And I’m really good at being socially extrovert in those moments, but beyond those, I easily sneak back into the quiet folds of my space.  Through my writing, I got a gift I never expected.  YOU!!!  You’ve been with me for some pretty serious ups and downs.  We’ve talked, laughed, and shared the stories of our lives.  And I feel the riches of your friendship!

Since my first novel, story ideas roll at me in waves.  Characters talk to me.  Scenes unfold.  My senses are bursting, ready to paint the picture of the story.  And I love the writing sensation!  What has made this journey in my life brighter is knowing you, my SQUEE-Peeps for whom I write.

And now I’m adding to my authoring, bringing my educational expertise into the light to share, and I’m excited for the new possibilities.  Because at heart, I’m a helper and a giver.  I love to help people succeed and find happiness.  Through romance I share happiness.  Through education, I share happiness and success.  From here on out, I’ll actively be doing both.  Writing stories for fun and love and happiness, and doing my educational thing.  And I thank you for being here with me and sharing your time and life with me!

If it so happens you (or someone you know) is thinking about becoming a doctor, dentist, or other healthcare professional, then definitely stay tuned … VERY EXCITING things are about to happen!  Very Exciting!!!  <3

Happy Friday!!!

Love, Hugs, and SQUEE!

Mary Kate :0)