If I had a million dollars then I…
First off would give 10% to my church, cos they do a HECK of a lot in the community, and I’m down with that. This place is going to hell in a handbasket (seriously, my local high street has the nickname ‘Mutant Mile’) – it needs all the help it can get.
Then I’d give 50% to various charities, both locally and further afield. Cos they do Good. And I’m all about doing Good. And I don’t need that much money.
Then I’d buy a house for my Sis, and set up funds for Niece and Neff for when they’re older. And I’d probably buy our flat.
And then if I had a few thousand left, I’d definitely fund my Bloggy Tour of America (and maybe a little of Canada).
I’m gradually developing plans as to where I need to go. Slowly, slowly, to make sure I get to meet all the important people.
So far the states I need to hit are (not (yet) an exhaustive* list) Indiana, Virginia, Missouri, Texas, SanFran, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida.
And I’m starting in Boston, Mass. to pick up my tour bus and Kate, who’s gonna be my chef, and we’re gonna have a BLAST.
*Let me know if I need to visit you, and I’ll pencil you in.
I got writer’s block (okaaaaay *so* just typed ‘writer’s blog’ back there) and had nothing to say to you for two whole days. It was nasty. But then I ran, and as I ran, the words came pouring back. And then I landed me a guest spot on PenPaperPad for next Thursday, so I’m veryvery happy about that. I wrote about writing, but I didn’t succumb to needing to write about not being able to write. Right?
On a related note: editing is REALLY HARD. I know I tend to go on a bit, and I enjoy getting into the whole descriptive ‘trying to carry you away with my words’ thing, but really? A hundred words off? That stuff’s painful. BUT. I prevailed, partly because Tamara’s so awesome and really nice and didn’t bully me at all, and partly because I knew that on Friday, in the Awesome Bloggers VidChat, I’d get laughed at to my face by Starr, who thinks I run off at the mouth and couldn’t cut anything down to save my life.
Boy, I sure showed her.
Or I will have, next Thursday, when the post goes live and this wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey thing makes sense of all these tenses.
Incidentally, for those not yet in the know, Sir Clark of the Wakefield Doctrine hosts the Awesome Bloggers VidChat (doncherknow), and invites us all to congregate in the wonderfully mysterious world of Google+ Hangouts on Friday evenings from 12pm GMT (the party for those who DEFINITELY know how to party i.e. after the other parties are done and we reel in, still half-cut, for larks and fun times) and Sunday afternoonsish from 1.30pm GMT (the quieter and more contemplative version of the same).
If you’d care to join us, you’re definitely invited – find me on Google+ (somewhere up there on the right is a link) and let me know you want to be part of this brave new bloggy enterprise, and I’ll make sure you’re hooked up with us.
Five. Hmm. Five weeks to go. Ack.