What would you do if your books were as successful as Stephen King's, Stephenie Meyers's, or J.K. Rowling's? Would you buy an island? A private jet? A half dozen castles?
I like to think if I ever made it big I would pay it forward within the writing community, perhaps offering college scholarships to aspiring writers. (Or conference scholarships! That'd be a fun way to help bunches of peeps.)
The truth is, most writers will never be THAT big. But we do deserve to be rewarded. Seven years ago when Bethany and I made a pact to each write a novel, we also agreed that we deserved to be rewarded for our work. We decided to buy one piece of jewelry for ourselves for every completed book. We've written nearly a dozen manuscripts between us, so we've not stuck to this, but we have bought a few lovely (and surprisingly affordable!) pieces from jewelry creator extraordinaire B.J. Anderson. (She also writes Middle Grade fiction.)
Bethany and I both have a necklace similar to the one modeled above, and I have a bracelet like the one below.
Her jewelry can be found at Bonny Lass on Etsy if you are looking to reward yourself. *wink*
Do you reward yourself when you complete a project? What would you do if you had a million dollars?
P. S. I don't often post vids, but this kid Jordan has a really funny take on the Barenaked Ladies song (he makes up random gifts when he forgets the lyrics.)
Have a great week!