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Win the lottery (obviously)

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Become a painter/famous artist (Cause I'm pretty I sure I have some skills, but never really pursued that. I like painting stuff, though. And I think it'd be kinda cool to wear those berets and smocks. I mean, the whole getting dressed thing to go to work is so 2012.)

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Move to a foreign country and become a reporter who blogs about the culture,life, etc. (Well, I'll figure that part out, but the whole moving to a new country thing kinda has a nice vibe to it.)

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Maybe try my hand at professional pottery. (I hear there's fame and fortune in that field. It's the next big thing. Really.)


But only after I finish the next six books on my TBW (to be written) list. (After that my total number of titles will be 22.)


What about you? Have you given any thought to the whole 'if this writing thing doesn't work out'  issue ?  ;D ;D ;D
 

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Sure. If writing doesn't work out, I'm going to sit on the computer and websurf and play solitaire all day.

No, wait... hang on... I already do that... :D :D
 

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Meg, that sounds really great. I believe in planning for the future and if you're already 'in training' now, you'll be a pro.  :)
 

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I'm going to....keep on writing anyway.  Even if no one reads it, I'll know I've done it.
 
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I suppose I'd have to focus on developing my Force powers. Truth be told, I should do that anyway. I am getting a bit rusty. My Force Lightning can barely recharge a battery these days. And I STILL can't use Force Choke on someone more than thirty feet away. *sigh*
 

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Well, "I'm going to just be a writer full-time" is my answer to "If this zookeeping thing doesn't work out..."  The zookeeping thing didn't work out, so this is my Plan B.  Better make it work or I'm screwed.  ;)
 

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Stephen, you may try asking Betsy to help out with a quilted cape. She's got one and it wields unbelievable power.

Ask around - you'll see what I mean.
 

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Kill myself?

Fortunately, I have about 96 novels planned at least to rough outline stage which I have to finish before I can even think about if this isn't working out or not. So... I've got at least 3 years.
 

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"I suppose I'd have to focus on developing my Force powers. Truth be told, I should do that anyway. I am getting a bit rusty. My Force Lightning can barely recharge a battery these days. And I STILL can't use Force Choke on someone more than thirty feet away. *sigh*"



OMG! Force powers!? Dang, I should have thought of that... I might add that to my list. Plus it might help tremendously if I pursue the professional pottery industry or move to a foreign country. Heck it might help with ALL future plans!. (Is there a workshop offered to actually hone those skills?) ;D
 
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Become a really tall MMA fighter in the 125 lb division (5'10 but that's really tall for that weight class...) who's a total can and get knocked out a lot for $5,000 a fight.

Also challenge female fighters to fights and get owned by them too.
 

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If this writing thing doesn't work out I'm going to...

1. Throttle someone.

2. Throttle myself.

3. Die from boredom.

4. Keep writing.

5. Do something really cool like, be the first person to hike Mount Everest. Or be the first person to fly a plane around the world.

(Drat. Too late.)
 

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I'm going to....keep on writing anyway. Even if no one reads it, I'll know I've done it.
Pretty much this.

I'm still not sure if I'm going to be able to stay full time in 2013. January is going better than the past few months, but still not great. I'm pretty sure I'm okay through March, so I'm just gonna write like crazy until then and hope one of those books saves my butt.

If not, I'm going to a get a job, but not a career-type job, just a whatever-type job that I won't feel guilty about quitting when I inevitably prevail. :)
 

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Pfft, probably everything outside of being a writer requires attention. I guess I could...be one of those phone operators. But not the sexy ones. You call me up and I pretend to listen to you. Just complain all day and all I have to say is "Uh huh", "Yeah", and "I hear ya." Mainly for guys without girlfriends so they can boost their confidence. In my mind, this sounds like an excellent idea.
Guy: So I was playing and then Mark was all like 'This is a frag grenade. You newb - you probably don't even know what to do with it.'
Me: Uh huh.
Guy: Then I said, 'Frag this' and threw it at him.
Me: Yeah.
Guy: It was uber leet.
Me: I hear ya.

Also works for mothers-in-law!
 

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... keep going until I wear them down.

Seriously though, if it doesn't work out, I'll keep writing - I'll just have to subsidise it with other activities - like most writers do!

Now I've finally started my own business - possible other things I'd look at doing (once my son is old enough to start school) are:

- Teaching workshops (improvisation, writing, etc.)
- Using some of the half-dozen alternative therapies I've studied over the years
- Setting up a web shop
 
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