(From Becky’s idea a bit ago)
I didn’t reply right away, because I was still smothering under the simple “what would you like this year” questions (not that I dislike them, it’s more that I hate finding a question I both don’t know the answer to, and don’t know how to look up the answer to).
When I was in high school I had a friend who, his girlfriend observed, was impossible to buy for: “If it’s affordable he’s already bought it. If it isn’t, who can?”
Now I see I’ve become this person, so any “wishes” would fall into the “who can?” catigory.
But having thought on it a while, have a few ideas. The first three are on my “when I sell my first book” list.
- Laptop with illuminated keyboard
- a CA Cargo (travel-sized guitar) *not* in the green pictured.
- Placeholder (just because I”m certain there are 3, and I can’t remember it just now)
- new dishwasher (mine is starting to smell like burning rubber whenever I use it)
- Custom bookcases for the remaining wall-space in my home
- A lever/Celtic harp– either full-size or lap (or both…) in Cherry or some other light-colored wood.
- A self-cleaning house (or someone to hand the responsibility to)
- Finished novel and interested publisher(s)
- The goody-*squee!* moment of realizing my book is good enough– selling enough– that not only can I finish paying off my house, but also I get the dizzy delight of financing Becky’s Chinese adoption. ;)