Sunday, September 27, 2009

If I won the lottery

The coolest thing about writers has got to be the "What would you do if you won the lottery?" response.

Everybody else, in ascending value judgement order:

1. "I'd quit my job tomorrow."
2. "I'd quit my job tomorrow and volunteer somewhere."
3. "I'd definitely keep my job." (But you totally know they wouldn't.)

But nobody ever says, "I'd get to work earlier and stay later since I would have the freedom to do so."

Writers, published, unpublished, more money than God, impoverished, brilliant, or kind of sucky:

"I'd write more."


  1. So true indeed. I would totally keep writing. Totally. (And, apparently, become a Valley Girl along the way.)

  2. So, so true. I have been saying this a lot lately. I've even instructed the husband to buy extras tickets. I know I should be happy that I have a day job but it does get in the way.

  3. Hey, Jenna!

    Thanks for stopping in. I have mixed feelings about having other responsibilities keeping me from writing. I find that after an enforced break (right now both the laptop and the netbook are out of commission-I'm going nuts!) my batteries are recharged. If I had all the time in the world to just read and write maybe it wouldn't seem like such a prize?

    I wonder what it's like once it really is your job. Is it as fun or does the pressure squelch the joy?

  4. I wrote an entire blog post a while ago about what I would do if I didn't have to worry about money.

    Of course writing was on there. :-)

    "I wonder what it's like once it really is your job. Is it as fun or does the pressure squelch the joy?"

    I saw an interview once with Tom Clancy. He said he still loves it, but like everyone else, sometimes he has days where he just doesn't want to "go to work."

  5. lifeissweet16:

    Thanks for stopping by! Who doesn't have those days, right?

  6. Exactly! It's a matter, I think, of HAVING to do something when you don't want to have to do anything.