When I was growing up, it was always impossible to get my Dad anything for his birthday or Christmas because if he wanted something, he bought it. I'm kinda the same way, probably as a result of being Head of the Household, earning all the money as a single mother for a long time, ever since I was widowed when the children were three and five.
Which is to say that I am very good at "rewarding" myself with virtually NO reason LOL. I don't tend to wait around for a significant event to happen. (Have I ever mentioned my lack of patience and inability to deal with delayed gratification?) I LOVE writing and the sheer act of creating my stories is a reward in and of itself in my head, fortunately for me...but - and Major SQUEE Warning - sometimes there's something that just makes me so happy and deserves special note (i.e. "reward") - and WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM recently made #26 on Amazon Paid Kindle Science Fiction Adventure Best Seller List. WHEE!!!!
Other things I have rewarded myself with in the past are fabulous fashion earrings, like these vintage Elizabeth Taylor for Avon beauties from the
And certain pieces of Lenox, like this Carousel Tiger that I craved for years. (Yes, yes as a matter of fact I do have a lot of dusty knickknacks in my house - did you have a point?)
So that's the story of me and rewards!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Equal Opportunity Rewarder
Posted by Veronica Scott
Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything.