At least I remembered it was Tuesday before 10 p.m. That's got to count for something. As no one has emailed me with "NEWS" in the subject header (hint, hint, hint), I'm not going to feel too guilty for having less news and more exercise yet again. The tiny dictator doesn't value computer time as much as bouncing and dancing time.
Paty just posted a neat raffle sponsored by the Valley Forge chapter on our loop--they are offering expenses paid trip to Nationals 2008. How totally awesome! This got me thinking about why we gamble and enter raffles--you have to really want the prize. The more you want the prize, the more tickets you'll buy. In fact, sometimes we'll spend more on tickets than the dollar value of the item. Is it because we want to "win" something rather than make it happen ourselves? I'm not sure, but I'm sure we all daydream about winning certain raffles.
The truly interesting question is which raffles do you daydream about? Imagine for second that I've handed you $50 that you can spend on any writing related raffle you choose. Publication and NYT bestseller status aren't on the table, but anything else is. What do you want to win? Your dream critique group? An hour with Deb Dixon? Synopsis help? Conference? New laptop?What writing related thing do YOU want to win? Dig deep into your heart here, and share your surprising answers with us.
Now let's take this one step further. The main character from your WIP also has $50 to spend in any raffle. What does he/she most want to win?