Who the Heck Knows? #MFRWauthor

Time once again for moment you’ve been waiting breathlessly for — the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. That means it’s okay to breathe now, folks.

This week, the writing prompt is:

Ten Years from Now

My first reaction to this prompt is that I use teabags. No tea leaves to read. But here’s my Top Ten Things I Hope the Future Holds.

  1. Judi, the love of my life, is still alive. (And healthy!)
  2. I’m still alive. (And ditto.)
  3. The rest of my family is alive and well.
  4. There are several new additions to the family. (Boys, get busy: you’re sister’s doing her part.)
  5. The family is wee bit closer together. (Tucson-Toronto-Amsterdam is a bit far to walk. Or swim.)
  6. Airfares have fallen. (See above).
  7. Twiggles the dog is still alive.
  8. I win a major book award like the Rita or Nebula. (The Nobel Prize for Literature would be okay, too.)
  9. I publish at least 10-15 more books.
  10. I can still play the oboe at a high level.
  11. World peace, etc. (Yeah, right, like that’ll  happen.)

Okay, okay — I know that’s more than ten wishes. But I have grey hair already, so you don’t honestly expect my mind to be sound enough in ten years that I’ll still be able to count?

What about you?

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  1. All good wishes, my friend. Love to you and your family.

    1. What do you wish to happen in ten years, Charmaine?

  2. Hoping you get every single wish! 🙂

    1. So you’re saying my writing is worthy of the Nobel?

  3. Sherry Lewis · · Reply

    Such a good list! I hope you get every one of them!

    1. Especially the Nobel!

  4. Gray hair aside, love your list! Besides, gray hair on a man is sophisticated.
    I hope you achieve every one. OR, er, your kids achieve? Whatever – they need to get busy and respect their parent’s wishes!

    1. RE: Hair — At least I still have some.

  5. Very good wishes for the future. Super hope the airfare one happens!

    1. I fear that one’s as likely as world peace. Sigh.

  6. Wishing you all the best (except for that last one, I don’t know about that one right now)!

    1. Which just goes to prove we need to pray for more than ever.

  7. I’d love to be acquainted with a Nobel Prize winner, so go for it!
    I’ve heard that anyone can nominate someone for their Peace Prize. I wonder if the same holds true for literature?

    1. About that nomination process . . . I say you should go for it, Alina. I eagerly away confirmation from Sweden.

  8. Cathy Brockman · · Reply

    Great list! I hope you achieve them all. ( grey hair is awesome).

    1. Thanks, Cathy!

  9. A wonderful list! Health and family are so important.

    1. When I was a young guy, I took health and a flat stomach for granted. I no longer do.

  10. I love, love, love your list, Ed. World peace would be wonderful, starting right this minute.

    1. Agreed — world peace had better arrive super fast!

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