I've been watching a comedy on Netflix called No Tomorrow. The premise: This guy, Xavier, is convinced an asteroid is going to impact the earth in eight months, wiping us out.
So he quits his job and writes a "bucket list" of things he wants to do during his last days. Some of them are poignant, like reconnecting with his estranged father. Some are adventurous, like skydiving. And some are wacky. Rolling down a hill in a huge hamster bubbles was one.
When I turned 60, I experienced the same morbid feeling of "last days" and started my own bucket list. Now, I smile every time I cross something off. Here's the list:
11. Write & publish my first novel (Done! Song of the Ancients, 2015)
22. Earn $1,000 from book and apply for PAN status RWA (Done! 2016)
33. Write a suspense novel (working – aiming for completed draft August)
44. Write next novel in the paranormal series (starting August)
55. Get a bigger publisher. Maybe an agent also.
66. Learn to snowshoe
77. Learn to cross country ski
88. Run a 10k race as a senior
99. Learn to Tango-Salsa-Mambo
110. Back country hike Yosemite
111. Buy a cabin in the woods (Done! We spend our summers there)
112. Go through a Croning ceremony
113. Make a quilt (well, actually finish one)
15. Attend oldest son's wedding with his new love. (Almost. He just got engaged last week)
116. Become a grandma (done, sorta)
117. Witness youngest son fall in love and get married.
118. Take great vacations for book research in Hawaii, Scotland, Wales, Alaska, Newfoundland, Iceland, Central America (Woot Woot! Have Scotland booked for July)
119. Visit an active volcano (this is conjunction with my Ancient Magic Book 3 plot)
220. Participate in a shamanic journey ceremony
Now it's your turn. Leave YOUR bucket list in the comments. From the comments here and on my personal website (writerSandy.com), I will draw a random name for a digital copy of my paranormal novel, Song of the Ancients.
Sandy Wright loves to take ordinary characters and thrust them into extraordinary situations.
In her debut novel, Song of the Ancients, a Midwestern woman moves west for a fresh start. Instead, she becomes the prey in an ancient war to open an underworld portal buried in Sedona, Arizona's magical red rocks.
Readers interested in the dark side of our supernatural world will enjoy of this paranormal suspense series, written by a real-life Wiccan high priestess.