If I Were on the NYT Best Seller List
My friend Jody and I were discussing blog topics. She had to come up with two and I suggested this one, but she told me I should do it. I'm not sure if that was a good thing or not. But being the gullible person I am, I said, "OK!"
So, here is an idea of what I'd do if I ever made the New York Times Best Sellers List:
1. Build a soundproof office with video monitoring of the rest of the house to see if the kids really were bleeding or on fire when they interrupted me.
2. Buy two copies of all my favorite books (new, not used!), donating one copy to my local library and keeping my own copy in my new, splendidly constructed home library.
3. Tell my spouse, “See? It was worth not having a ‘real’ job all those years.”
4. Actually pay my web goddess (though she’ll hit the list well before I do and no longer have to be my web goddess).
5. Recommend my fabulous unpubbed pals to my fabulous editor.
6. Travel extensively for research, even if my stories are set in other worlds. Hey, you need to get ideas from somewhere.
7. Use both sides of the paper when I’m making hard copy drafts not to save money but because it’s a good environmental practice to follow. (I do it now for both reasons.)
8. Burn the copies of those first manuscripts we all keep hidden under the bed or in the bottom drawer so I can’t be blackmailed or think about reworking them if I get writer’s block.
9. Convince my writer friends we need to collaborate on a series or anthology so we can all be wildly popular together.
10. Hire someone to come up with blog topics and perhaps even write them for me.