Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Would you Rather Win the Lottery or Have a Bestseller?
Getting all that money would sure cure the financial woes dumped on me by my recent job loss. Aside from easing my financial situation, what would I gain?
If I weren't an author, winning the lottery would definitely be my choice.
But I am an author, so I hesitate. If I had so much money, I might be tempted to cheat and buy a huge publishing house, publish my own books, and do intensive, expensive marketing, even on TV and radio. The results would definitely be lots of sales, and maybe I might even make a movie from my book, but being rich anyway, it wouldn't make much difference to me.
Or, I could pretend not to have money and struggle along like other authors and see what results I could get.
Maybe it would be easier not to win the lottery and just strive for a Bestseller. I'd get lots more satisfaction from that, since it would be something I achieved on my own.
I guess I'll pick the Bestseller.
I might say that, but that that didn't stop me from buying a lottery ticket. I guess I'm lucky I didn't win.
What's your choice?
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