HEY! There’s an Idea…Bucket List!
April 26, 2011 6 Comments
Okie, I was perusing my subscriptions when I came across this post http://deniasha.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/my-bucket-list-for-what-its-worth/ I, being in a similar category as her (that is, still young) I’ve thought about some things I’d put on a bucket list, but never made one. She makes a good point, why wait till I’m about to kick the bucket to make my bucket list? Hell, there’s no guarantee that any of us will live to a ripe old age. I mean seriously, we could all get hit by a bus tomorrow…well, that would be weird if we ALL were hit by a bus tomorow, but you get my point. Nothing is set in stone. So, here for all to see, in no particular order, my bucket list…
1. Finish and professionally publish a Novel.
2. Publish a series of Novels.
3. Go to Disney World or Disney Land (I don’t care which, as long as I get to Hug Donald!)
4. Fly in an Airplane
5. Take a Vacation to Hawaii (probably when I first fly in a plane)
6. Make love in the rain, outside, surrounded by trees.
7. Loose my voice from riding too many rollercoasters.
8. Get the perfect hairstyle, with color and highlights this time.
9. Meet Laurell K. Hamilton in the flesh (getting an autograph, photo and a hug!)***Update!!! It happened! I got to meet Laurell!***
10. Go on the much delayed (five years now) Honeymoon.
11. Win a contest, a real contest, with cash prize of at least $50 or equivalent.
12. See all of my children go to college.
13. Last but never least hold my future grandbabies more times than any human could count (followed by ten times that in kisses).
Although I still don’t quite agree with self-publishing, I am starting to see the merits in going through e-publishers. A lot of people are going digital, even me. Don’t get me wrong! I love hard copies, and I strive to get every book I love in a hard copy (mainly classics and anything written by Laurell K. Hamilton). It’s just that traditional publishers are starting to cut off their noses to spite their faces, and if I rely on just traditional publishing, I may loose a market that may seem “unmarketable” to them, but would actually appeal to readers who don’t want something that’s just fantasy, or just romance, or just mystery, or just horror, etc. So, that’s my take. I won’t consider myself published until a traditional company picks me up, but I will consider myself an author when I start making money off my work. There