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Friday, September 26, 2008

Q&A Friday!

Staying healthy isn't exactly free. At the very least, it takes your time, and writers often don't have a lot of that. Here's a scenario... Your book just hit the NYT bestseller list and you received a seven-figure advance on your next contract. Is there some purchase you'd make toward your health, whether it's a change of location, a piece of equipment, or a live-in massage therapist? Dream big, kids. A dream is very close to a plan.

Me, I'd hire a personal chef to make sure I didn't eat the same stuff every day and develop new allergies.

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At 10:24 AM, Blogger Mo H said...

I'd hire a maid. Have I ever mentioned how much I detest cleaning? :)

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Esri Rose said...

I'm kind of getting off on cleaning lately. It's WEIRD.

At 11:04 AM, Blogger janegeorge said...

I'd join a gym with pilates and a warm pool.

Most of my girlfriends have cleaning services. Whenever something goes missing they blame the housekeeper. It's an upscale suburban phenomenon and I kid them mercilessly. Even if I could afford a service I don't know if I'd do it. I also hear tales of woe about having to tidy up so the cleaners can clean.

Seven-figure advance and NYT list? Thanks for the plan, Esri!

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Patricia W. said...

I love the personal chef idea, or at least those delivered-fresh-to-your-door ready made meals designed to help me eat the right balance of foods in the right portions every day.

I'd hire a personal trainer to come to my house several times a week.

And I take a really luxurious spa vacation.

You did say seven figure, didn't you?

At 1:00 PM, Blogger Esri Rose said...

That'd probably be my second item, Patricia. Personal Trainer.

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

yes to all of the above. Except housecleaner. I do hire a cleaning lady. Now it seems like an extravagance but at this point, I'd worry about her ability to survive financially if I gave her up.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

LOL, Diane! Now you're doing her a, seriously, though. I know what you mean. You don't want to let anyone go with things so unstable in the world...

I like Patricia's list. I'll take the housecleaner, the chef, and the personal trainer who comes to my house!

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Esri, what's with the cleaning problem? Are you procrastinating? Two of my sisters and my MIL are cleaning fanatics and I swear they spend half of their lives worrying about how clean their floors are...LOL

At 6:35 PM, Blogger Esri Rose said...

Theresa: We have a gal who cleans once every two weeks. I've discovered that if I vacuum and do the toilets and sinks, on the week between, the place always looks good. I think the new table is part of it. Also, we're trying to eat at home more, and having the kitchen clean encourages Joe to cook.

There's not TOO much writing procrastination going on, I swear.

At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Lisa Hendrix said...

I plan to hire (in this order)

Virtual assistant.
Weekly maid.
Gym membership.
Personal financial planner.
Personal assistant (aka my own Renata, replacing the virtual asst.)
Personal trainer.
Live in housekeeper/chef (thus replacing the maid).

Gotta have a plan.

At 8:18 AM, Blogger Louisa Cornell said...

Nice scenario, Esri! I like it!

The personal chef to keep my eating habits in line sounds great. And I want a personal trainer - young, cute, male and capable. Definitely want the cleaning service and I would hire that poop scooping service for my dogs.

After that a long research trip to Great Britain ending at Dromoland Castle in Ireland for a week at their spa!

Am I broke yet?

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Esri Rose said...

Lisa: I might have to write your plan down. I'm not sure I could wrest the finances out of Angel Joe's hands, but he does well at it. Perhaps I'll just give him the official title. Lookit that, I've started on the plan!


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