At dinner, I told my husband about Sylvia Day's eight figure advance on her latest book deal. After the obligatory counting of zeros—and figuring out that means at least 10 million dollars—my family set about pretending the money was ours.
My kids are six and nine, and don't have a good handle on costs. So the first question was whether we could afford a pool.
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No problem. Once that was clear, my daughter asked about a house.
After the house was okayed, my son tossed a forklift onto the shopping list, because...how else are you going to get one?
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So you can see their top priorities.
Then came the best part. My daughter cried, "And with the rest, you buy books!"
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Be still my beating heart. This precious girl understands me!
But it gets better.
My son said, "You should just buy a whole library!"
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So, dear publishers, if you ever offer me a book contract, know that it would be a sound business move. I'd end up reinvesting much of your costs in your products anyway.
Okay, what about you? What's on your 10 million dollar shopping list?