Marion is a character from my upcoming novel. She is the type of person, who above her fireplace might have a sampler that says “Today is a good day.” Marion is wrought with the pressures of life and writing a book on budgeting is one of them. Also, among her critics, she is the unnamed prime suspect of a murder investigation. Stacey Malone was found drowned in her bathtub and ever since then, the eyes have been on Marion to see if she will reveal herself as having been the killer.
For Marion, life goes on as usual. She has become a nail polish sales person for Charm cosmetics and she is an avid watcher of short films where the heroines are like built-in role models for her. In other words, someone seems to be looking out for Marion and continuously wants to inspire her to do good, through these short films.
Marion’s life can be sluggish at times, so a filmmaker by the name of George and his starlet friend named Kate are out to inspire Marion through the short films that they create. So, we find Marion, buying coffee for herself and budgeting out the fees for her first book on financial budgeting. This first book, she will self-publish, but the consequent book manuscripts of hers to follow, have a chance at the traditional publishing route.
In the meantime, that sampler on top of her fireplace that says “Today is a good day” will mean pushing herself to make that happen for her.