Day 4: Identify Your Audience
“Come on, Miss Simon, just take the deal.”
I was hesitant, nervousness coursed through my veins. This was a big deal, a really big freaking deal. If I accept, my life will change. Significantly. If I don’t accept, there will still be changes and more uncertainties. Lots of uncertainty. I could be kicked out of school. It’s a blessing I’m still here after losing my scholarship. I could kiss law school good bye; all my hard work down the drain. Momma and Daddy would be devastated. My brothers could never find out. The more I thought about it, I really didn’t have a choice at all.
“I don’t have all day, Lenora,” Jack interrupted.
“What about school? Will I still be able to graduate in the Spring?”
“Absolutely. The University will never get wind of this,” Jack promised.
“What about law school? I won’t get in if I have a record – “
“Miss Simon, you will not have a record. I have already talked to the local authorities, and this is just an unfortunate accident “your companion” was involved in. You will not be implicated in anyway.”
“What about Byron? Is he okay? Will he – “
“Young Mr. Jennings is fine; he will also be handsomely rewarded for this cooperation,” I heard Jack mumble under his breath, “He was much easier to convince.”
Running out of both questions and options, I sat there dumbfounded. Jack had thought of everything. He was determined to see this through. All I had to do was accept his terms, sign the nondisclosure agreement, and I would be set financially. No more student loans, law school would be paid in full. It would be a clean slate.
I looked Jack squarely in the eye and calmly stated, “UNC.”
“That is my first choice, and I’ve been waitlisted. Can you get me in?”
Jack flashed a sinister smile. “I play golf with the Chancellor next Tuesday. You’ll have your acceptance letter the following day along with a generous stipend from an anonymous benefactor.”
I must admit, Jackson Patterson’s power and influence was impressive. In the short time I’ve known him, I realized he was a man that got what he wanted. And he wanted me out of his nephew’s life.
Day 1: Who I am and why I’m here
Welcome to KAY MORRIS WRITES! I am aspiring author who will use this platform to entertain, enlighten, and inspire others by sharing my gift and my journey. This blog is the first tangible step to become a published author. It also represents my commitment to the journey and holds me accountable for its success.
WHO AM I: I married the love of my life who indulges me and allows me to escape our daily life and live inside my own head. I am the mother of three children who simultaneously encourage, inspire and frustrate with their intellect, creativity, and humanity. I have a LARGE extended family that loves openly, honestly and unconditionally. I am also blessed with a small, but close circle of women who honor me with the gift of the genuine, authentic friendship.
MY STORY: Simply put, I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT BOOKS! For as long as I can remember, they have always been my escape, often losing myself in a good book for hours on end. I live for the opening words of the first chapter, as the tapestry of the setting is woven, the swell of anticipation as the plot develops and the character’s conflict is revealed, all culminating in a euphoric ending that leaves you dizzy and wanting more. That type of exhilaration can only be found between the first and last page of an awesome read.
After spending years reading and visiting the world of others, I’ve decided to pursue my passion by putting pen to paper and becoming an author. My goals are to:
- Connect with other authors, both aspiring and established
- Create realistic fiction with memorable and relatable characters
- Inspire others to pursue their dreams
Thank you for sharing the journey with me!