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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Motivation


Back when I became interested in writing, few authors other than Stephen King or Danielle Steel actually earned a living writing. I worked a 9-5 job, so my aim was to accumulate jewelry. Seems my first writer's checks garnered me topaz and amethyst rings and earrings. Tires for the Radillac convertible, a good used washer and dryer, and the occasional writer's conference.

I've learned to gamble on what I can accomplish without the what-ifs connected to the business. In other words, I trust myself to an extent but not the biz per se. That said, I've met my writing goals the past two years, and I'm upping my game. In 2015 I'd like to start a new charm bracelet, as long as buying doesn't interfere with living expenses, those conferences, and seeing Lex.

Others frame their book covers. I collect jewelry. I'm too old to get tats and piercings where anyone would care to see, so Tiffany's, here I come!

3 comments:

Anne Marie Becker said...

Good luck meeting your 2015 goals! I hope you'll post a picture of whatever jewelry you reward yourself with when you succeed. :)

Sunny Cole said...

Lol. Will do, Anne Marie! Thanks!

Cathy Perkins said...

Apparently we're twins separated at birth because I love jewelry too - and it drives me nuts that people out here in the Pac NW don't wear much.
Aim for tanzanite and diamond and an Alex Sepkus ring :)

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