atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#4662: If you really don't care about money, donate all of yours to me.

Advice Goddess has a post up about the fecklessness of Chelsea Clinton, who lives in a $10.5 million apartment and was paid $600k a year by a news network for being Bill and Hillary's daughter.

As Ms. Alkon points out, it's very, very easy not to care about money when you know you will never, never, ever have to worry about having it.

...in fact Chelsea Clinton cares a great deal about money; if she were suddenly forced into my living conditions and personal economy she would be screaming angry over it. She wouldn't know how to cope with a world where she had to cook her own food and wash her own dishes, and drive a 15-year-old car (and fix it herself).

Because she's a very rich girl from a very rich and powerful family, of course she doesn't have to worry about money...but if she ever finds herself without it, she'll learn just how much she does care about it.

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As for me, I blew up a starship last night.

...watched a couple eps of Haganai NEXT (and was vindicated in my belief about the true sex of Yukimura) and then remembered that since I had today off I ought to write some. At about 1 AM, I sat down to work on the story even though I wasn't really sure I could add much of anything; kind of staggered around in place for a few minutes and then quite abrubtly found myself in that state where I was writing story and things were moving and there was simply no good place to stop.

I ended up with another six pages, bringing the total to 55 if I am recalling correctly.

The longer this goes on, the more interesting it gets. The nice thing about it is how unhurried I am about making the plot happen; normally I have to restrain myself, to slow down so I don't tell the whole story in a rush. This one's going to be--has to be--novel length, and I'm pretty sure it's going to be a good story when it's done.

But with the destruction of the starship, I'm off the reservation: I've gone past the material that I developed before I started writing. The destruction of the starship was not even in there. I'm not sure how far I am from the arrival of the war, but it's coming, and it's not going to be pretty. I don't quite know how, yet, it's going to work out...but I would wager that it's going to be hard for me to write.

Even so, I have a very good feeling about this one. I don't have a title yet, but I expect one will come to me as I work on it.

Further bulletins as events warrant.

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...but being up until about 4 AM is not conducive to deep thought at 8 AM, so I'm going to get a little more sleep before I try starting my day.
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