I know you all LOVE to write mysteries. I know you'd rather be a writer than anything especially an accountant, a house painter, a runway model, a professional athlete or a small town police chief who's constantly outsmarted by the local amateur sleuth, but what if...
What if you suddenly inherited a bundle of money from an uncle you didn't even know existed and you were obscenely rich, then what? Would you continue to pound out mysteries? Would you travel with your laptop even when skiing in St. Moritz or trekking in Bhutan? Would you continue to worry about deadlines even while your yacht was anchored in Cannes for the festival?
Would your life be empty without writing? Would you feel at a loss with no goals except to have a good time? Or would you devote your self to serving the poor and giving away your millions as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are doing? OR would you continue to think up new plots and characters who beg to come to life on the page?
I don't know. I just don't know. But I'd like the chance to find out.
Do you write because you have to or you want to? Tell the Truth.