Most of us writers juggle other work—a job and/or managing a household and family—along with our writing. I was asked at work this week, if I won the lottery, would I resign from my job? Without hesitation, I said, “In a heartbeat.” Not that I don’t like my job. But it’s not my dream.
They (whoever the mysterious ‘they’ are) say, “Money can’t buy happiness.” That’s no doubt true, but I’d love the opportunity to test that theory. How would winning the lottery change my life? Like most folks, I’d pay off all my bills. I’d have some very happy family members and friends who would benefit, as well. But my real dream? That would be to find a big house somewhere on the east coast along the shore and open a writer’s retreat. I already have a few friends lining up to be live-in cook, housekeeper, office manager, driver—anything to get in on the dream. So I have my staff in place.
Of course, I’d have to purchase about a dozen more Kindles because one wouldn’t hold nearly the number of books I’d buy. (Maybe I’d just buy Amazon and be done with it.)
Not everyone is a gambler or buys lottery tickets. I realize that. And, no, there are things in life that money cannot buy, things that are precious to us. But for those of you who do take a gamble, I wonder—How would winning a huge lottery change your life?
I took a chance entering Love, Sam into the EPIC eBook Awards. And I won! It can happen.
And if you’re looking from some spring and summer reads, consider one of these books from Champagne Books:
2012 EPIC Award Winner - LOVE, SAM
2011 Author of the Year Nominee - Champagne Books