My birthday is almost here. In a few short days, I’ll be turning forty-one. I say that with pride because I’m enjoying my forties. Besides, they say forty is the new twenty so if you think about it, I’m only turning twenty-one!
Every year, the approach of my birthday follows a distinct pattern. It starts with my younger daughter reminding me about one month in advance that my birthday is coming up. She then proceeds to spend the next few weeks repeatedly asking me what I want. I drive her crazy with my typical mom answers: I don’t want anything, I want you and your sister to be happy, I want Daddy to take the money he plans to spend on my birthday and pay our taxes instead and so on.
One to two weeks before the big day, my husband starts asking what I want. And of course he has to remind me to ask for something for me and not for the kids. He also asks if I want to go out to eat or have him cook me a meal. I usually respond by either giving him ideas far too extravagant to make a reality or I throw out a bunch of little gift ideas of things I could honestly get for myself anytime.
This year, there is only one thing I want. My husband and my kids can’t give it to me, but my awesome readers can. The best part of all is that it would cost less than three dollars and it’s the one gift that would make me happiest to receive. Any guesses?
If you said, I want to be on either the NY Times or USA Today bestseller list then you know me well. That’s all I want, all I’ve ever wanted. I would love to see my name on one or both of those lists alongside some of my favorite authors. I’d love to get that kind of validation for my years of effort. And I would sure love to be able to put NY Times or USA Today bestselling author on the cover of all of my subsequent books.
So, if you were looking for a birthday gift for me, look no further. You don’t need to buy me anything. Spend 99 cents on any of my Time for Love books and help me make my bestseller dreams a reality. If you’re feeling especially generous, you can buy all three of the Time for Love books. Each book is only 99 cents, so you’re still spending less than three dollars. Just in case you’re actually interested in taking me up on this offer, here’s a link to purchase any or all of my books: https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=trish+edmisten