Well, once again I didn’t win the Powerball jackpot, so it looks like I’ll have to set the alarm clock again tonight.
I’m getting closer, though…the winning ticket was sold in Florida so the jackpot gods are zeroing in on my location.
Even though I didn’t win, I’m glad the hype is over. Now we can resume normal behavior and stop pondering how we will spend all those millions…New car, caviar, four star daydream…think I’ll buy me a football team…
Now it’s time for the reverse philosophy. Telling ourselves how glad we are that we didn’t win because of all the hell we’d have to deal with after our number came up.
The “old friends” who come out of the woodwork, the relatives who suddenly treat you like their favorite and let’s not forget the charities who only want a minute of your time (and a stack of your cash).
Yeah, I’m glad I don’t have to deal with all that crap.
I can keep writing and waiting for that phone call from Steven Spielberg telling me he wants to make movies of all my books.
A quick look at the Powerball website will tell you that you had about a 1 in 175,000,000 chance of winning the jackpot. That’s 1…ONE…out of One-Hundred-and-Seventy-Five- MILLION.
I figure my chances of hearing from Steve (Mr. Spielberg to you) have to be better.
So while everybody else is plunking down their cash to buy lottery tickets, I’ll keep pecking away at the keyboard and waiting for the phone to ring.
Naturally, I’ll need help from you.
YOU are my lottery ticket…
Without your support, Spielberg will never know what he’s missing. So now that your lottery fever is gone and you’ll need something else to drop your dough on…try my books.
Hell – for a little more than $10 (five powerball tickets) you can get all of my books on your e-reader. Click here and take your pick. What a deal…and when you’re done reading them you won’t have to tear them up in frustration and throw them in the trash while you think about all of the things you were going to buy.
Plus, you’ll get to read some fun stories where the good guys (if you can figure out who they are) always win.
As always…Thank you for reading.