Winning the lottery. Not just any lottery, I’m talking BIG BIG money. $100 million or more after taxes.
Yes I know, it sounds shallow and simplistic, but hear me out.
With that money comes security. I could pay off all my bills, and invest a large portion in low-risk areas, and give myself a monthly paycheck off of that, something I could live comfortably off of the rest of my life, should I lose all the other money.
Then I could help out my friends and family. Pay off my Mom’s house. Help out friends who need a new car, or that surgery that insurance won’t cover, or pay off their student loans.
Then I could do something I’ve always wanted to do. Travel. Travel everywhere. England, heck, all of Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, Japan. Take a cruise, maybe take a couple.
And then I could settle down and do what I’ve really always wanted. Be creative.
I could make my movies, without worrying about the budget. Now, I’m not talking about million dollar blockbusters. I could do amazing things with just $10-15 thousand dollars. Maybe use my money to help other content creators get their stuff out in the public eye more. Help an indie film get distribution, help a struggling artist get a gallery showing, so on and so on.
Without the constant need for money to let me just survive, I could really thrive, and enrich the lives of those around me. And, without having to wake up early every morning (a very draining experience) and go to work 40 hours a week (even at a job you like, it takes energy) I could actually focus my energy on writing. I have so many books and scripts in my head just begging for release. Last year I took a week off of work and managed to write an entire screenplay. Imagine what I could do in 2 or 3 months.
I mean, I’m not totally selfless, I’d build myself a really nice house, but my friends could always come over and visit.
Unlike my two books (“The Great Platypus Caper” and “The Coconut Monkey Horror”) I can not promise that each entry in my 642 things to write about series will be true stories drawn from my life, I’ll leave the amount of truth in each entry up to your imagination.
Want to stretch your writing muscles as well? Post your response to the writing prompt in the comments section. I’d love to see it.