I completely missed this week. I’ve been away from my place all week. Burning the midnight oil to get things done for a book so it can be out on time in the fall. Here is my post for this past week.
It seems that every author wants to be a best selling author. To be able to quit their job and concentrate on writing the stories that only they can tell. Imagine making enough money from your books that you could stop the daily grind for someone else? Wouldn’t that be lovely?
Oh but wait….That time clock may not be needing punched any more but there is stil someone that needs to be answered to. The changes that would come from becoming a best selling author with losts of money from royalties could put a lot of stress in my life. I imagine there would be much more pressure to put out the next book. When will it be done? The publisher wants to know, the fans want to know. This can be great motivation but I enjoy sitting down and strolling with my stories. I like to take my time and get to know my people and where they are from. At the moment it feels like I am writing for my own enjoyment and I hope it never stops feeling that way.
The travel. Book signings in major cities, conventions where I would have to speak in front of crowds, and movie premiers (because the books will be turned into movies 😉 ) would probably become regular events around release time. I don’t do well in crowds. That is something I would have to learn to overcome since I would not be able to avoid that. I’d hire my older sister to be my assistant so she could travel with me and my children. After I was finished at whichever event we would go out and enjoy some family time.
I’d finally buy a bit of land and build my dream house. I know the type of house I want. It is nothing fancy but it is perfect for my family. It would be large but not a mansion. I do have four siblings and would love to host family gatherings. Of course there would be a large library and that is where I would work. A little corner of it would hold my desk and computer.
I think when I was not expected to make an appearance somewhere my daily routine would be much the same. My children would still be more important than anything else. I’d still spend time with them and run around doing goofy things with them. My daughter could finally go to the boarding school she wants to go to ( it has a day option so she could come home at the end of the day, the place is beautiful).
I suppose it would change my life in a great many ways but in the areas of my life that are important I hope it would not change much. I would still be me, would still take my children to church, would spend as much time with my children as possible, and would keep writing.
What is the first thing you would purchase should you suddenly become rich?