Don’t want to change

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?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to Don’t want to change

  1. jeff7salter says:

    I looked for this on Saturday but didn’t see it. Glad you squeezed it in before Monday.
    Yeah, I enjoy ‘strolling with my stories” at times, but I also find that I’m RACING with them… trying to keep up with the characters I’ve created or stumbled upon.
    Knowing you as I do, I doubt you’d change much, inside. The biggest downfall on fame and fortune — I believe — is EGO… where one suddenly believes she/he is SOOOO talented and brilliant. I don’t believe I’d let fame and fortune turn my head like that and I doubt you would either. We’re both grounded well.

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  2. I am so glad you go a post in for us, Angie. I missed you.
    I don’t think any of us here would let it go to our heads too much.I think all of us have family and faith to keep our priorities in line.But let me tell you something,Angie…you might be surprised at what you can do when you are faced with it all. If people want your work and love it and so, ant YOU , you would have much support and more confidence. I h ave been forced into situations I avoided and never thought I could handle, but one does rise to the occasion. I hope you get the chance to find out!


    • Thanks Tonette. I have been trying to stay busy since Wyatt has been away. I stayed too busy since I was not around to post this and when I schedule them they never post.

      I don’t think fame or fortune would change anyone on this blog. I would like to see all of you achieve it because I think you wold handle it well.


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