The Bucket List

Squee! Tiffany’s made it to Wally World!

Honestly, I’m not keeping close track, but I know I’ve done at least a few hundred words each day this week(that defines an “acceptable” day,) and some days I’ve met the “great” day goal of a couple thousand words. I’ve passed 25,000 words on the WIP, so that’s almost halfway. I’m aiming for around 60,000 to 70,000 words.

Tiffany Reisz retweeted this photo just a bit ago with the text “Well what do you know. I’m in Wal-mart. The magic happened.”

An idle glance may inspire a scoff. “Walmart? Prestigious? Really?” But think about it… many authors never see their books on a bookstore shelf at all. Of those that do, some only see a few copies of their books on the actual shelves, and those for only a short time. Now Walmart has fewer books than your average bookstore. Their “real estate” for books is therefore more precious. Having your book on a Walmart shelf, or grocery store, is huge! Imagine the feeling… of all the books available today… seeing your book as one of those few chosen to be on display.

~sigh~

Someday.

Here’s another set of goals. These aren’t ROW80 goals, these are more “bucket list” things.

  1. My fiction published as part of a larger work. (Happening twice this year! Yeah!)
  2. My fiction published as its own.
  3. My fiction on a bookstore shelf.
  4. My fiction face out (showing the cover, not just the spine) on a bookstore shelf.
  5. My fiction in a large store (Like Wallyworld.)
  6. My fiction on the grocery store shelf.
  7. My fiction, face out, on a grocery store shelf.

There is a long list of awards and such that a writer can achieve. I can dream that someday I might be so honored. But if I ever see my fiction, face out on a grocery store shelf, I’ll know I have truly made it.

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About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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2 Responses to The Bucket List

  1. Emily says:

    This is a great list! I think my bucket list would be very similar. That is a great point you make about the limited space on the bookshelves in a place like Walmart (we don’t have Walmart here, but definitely equivalent department stores). I’d never really thought about it like that before!

  2. Christina says:

    I agree with you, having a book at Walmart doesn’t seem like a big deal, but considering that they don’t sell many books, it really kinda is.

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