There is an interesting discussion going on in the Writer’s Café over on LinkedIn. I’m not even sure I found the discussion thread by John Reed: If you won the lottery, would you still keep writing?
I thought that was a fascinating question as I only began writing in November of 2006. In any event, I have ten (10) completed manuscripts. Seven of which are published. Not to mention the short anthologies I’ve participated in with other Oklahoma Romance Writers members, three (3) to date, with a Halloween story due out shortly.
Some of the answers on this intriguing topic are what you might expect.
Hazel Bennett: “Winning a million would not stop me writing”
William Butler: “Of course I’d keep writing because then I’d be able to live off investments and give more time to writing and promoting. . .”
Me: (wouldn’t we all!)
Michele Rice: “I would definitely keep writing. It’s in m blood.”
I especially like one from Barbara DeShong: “There’s a choice?”
John “The Cork” Corcoran responded with a question of his own: “What would STOP me from writing?”
My answer was less original because Dale Musser said it best for me: “Definitely! I would also self publish and make sure that every book store I could find would be well stocked with my books as well.
So, I pose the question to you—If you won the lottery, would you still keep writing?
Happy read—er. . .Writing!
About Lies That Bind
Would a modern day woman marry for convenience to protect the identity of her daughter? Hell yes! But, Kelly Mancer didn’t want a man. Any man. Danger has a way of changing a woman’s mind.
Alex Gentry needs Kelly Mancer, but convincing her to help in his pursuit of a dangerous enemy who’s enamored his younger sister would not be easy. Soon the tables turn and Kelly becomes the prey. Alex may save his sister, but at what cost?
. . .She was doing her best to distract him, just like she’d managed that long ago Friday afternoon. Her sudden indifference when he’d returned from Chicago burned in his memory. A memory that still had the ability to infuriate him. All their teasing banter shared the weeks before, gone. Replaced with a quiet reticence. Nothing he said or did drew her from the steel shell she’d encased herself in.
Alex glanced to her left hand. Bare of any jewelry. With his relief came a surge of warmth that rippled through his entire body. He lifted his gaze and wondered how the dull lighting failed to dim the shine in her black hair. Made him wonder how he’d managed to contain his urge to consume her five years ago. And how . . . now he still craved her.
About the Author
Kathy L Wheeler has a BA degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Management Information Systems that includes over forty credit hours of vocal music. As a computer programmer the past fifteen years, she utilizes karaoke for her vocal music talents. Other passions include fantasy football, NBA and musical theatre. She is a long time member of several RWA Chapters, including DARA, and The Beau Monde, and currently serves as Programs Director for the OKRWA Chapter. As an avid reader of romance and patron of the theatre, her main sources of inspiration come mostly from an over-active imagination. She currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with her musically talented, attorney husband, Al, and their bossy cat, Carly.
Books by Kathy L. Wheeler
- Bloomington Series
- Maybe It’s You
- Lies That Bind
- Cinderella Series
- Cinderella Series ~ the collection
- The Wronged Princess
- The Unlikely Heroine
- The Surprising Enchantress
- Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll
- The English Lily
- The Color of Betrayal
Thanks so much for hosting me today, Susanna. But you didn’t say ~~ If won the lottery…
If I won the lottery, I’d buy myself a house in a warmer climate with a pool and write my fingers to the bone. It’s not the money…it’s the stories in my head clamoring to get out!