Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's Not About The Money

I’ve been debating about what my first blog entry of the New Year should be. I wanted it to be something inspiring but real. I just couldn’t come up with anything until a conversation with my husband.
We were talking about finances. Not an uncommon topic after spending a little too much on the kids at Christmas.
He said (jokingly), “You need to hurry up and make me rich.”

My reply, “It’s not about the money. Money is just a perk.” As I heard the words reverberate in my head it struck a chord. That’s when I realized how true those words are for me.
I know some people go into different field with dreams of making it big whether it be a lawyer, doctor, or writer. For them it is what motivates them to excel at their chosen profession. This is not me.
I am motivated by the occasional quiet thank you or you did a great job. As an author this comes in the form of fan mail and positive reviews. It also comes from those quiet moments when I feel that I accomplished something wonderful no matter how small.


  1. Lauren, I've got to say that you're an inspiration. I'm a 40-year-old mother of two boys who is half-way through writing her first novel. I'm also reading Immortal and love your style. I'd love to get in touch by e-mail to pick your brain. I saw that Immortal was #217 in its Kindle category, which is AWESOME! Congrats and shoot me an e-mail when you get a chance!

  2. I make a living as a blogger, and I make pretty good money at it. But what's really great is working from home, setting my hours, taking off on vacation when I feel like it, etc.

    I think a lot of people say they want to be rich when all they really crave is the freedom to pursue their dreams. Wealth alone doesn't necessarily bring that. There are some great blogs out there on lifestyle design. I love that whole concept. :)

  3. I love your writing, although at first it is almost exactly like Twilight. Anyway, I am only twelve years old, but I'm trying to complete my first book. You really have inspired some personalities in my book and I just wanted to say: you rock! I can't wait for forever to come out!