To my lovely and brilliant Love at Stake readers (and if you're not one-- hello? Give me a try!):
You deserve a big hug and many thanks from me. The latest book in the series, Eat Prey Love, is now enjoying its third week on the Borders Romance, USAToday, and New York Times bestseller lists. Hitting the lists is considered a big deal in the publishing world, and it makes my publisher very happy, which in turn makes me very happy (and relieved). But as I struggle to begin a new book, I'm left wondering if anything in my life has actually changed. So here is my list of ten things that SHOULD happen when an author's book becomes a bestseller--
- I would lose twenty pounds overnight. (Hmm, make that thirty).
- Writing would become easy and effortless.
- Time would supernaturally stretch for me so that I would always have plenty of time to finish books by deadline.
- My house would become magically self-cleaning.
- The publisher would send me a secretary to type my books for me while I dictate them and eat bonbons.
- I would never gain a pound from eating those bonbons. Just exercising my brain would burn off 500 calories an hour.
- The weeds in the flowerbeds would all die. And never come back.
- Chef Gordon Ramsey would send a top Master Chef over every night to cook supper.
- Chef Gordon Ramsey would wash the dishes.
- The Love at Stake series would be made into a television show like Glee with singing and dancing vampires and shape shifters.