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    Super Senior Member Delphinus's Avatar
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    To survive fairly comfortably on the money from writing and game design.

    (This is harder than it sounds.)
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    Survive.
    Get out all the stories/songs/images that float around in my head. (Probably impossible).
    Learn more than 18 languages. I used to be bilingual so it's not gonna be so hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmanacnamedTime View Post
    Learn more than 18 languages... it's not gonna be so hard.
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    To live in a house that I enjoy...

    To love what I do every day.

    To find happiness, to leave out in the country, and have a family, really.

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    By the time he's learned 12 languages I'd assume he's discovered some kind of system of learning languages easily so the last 6 should be no problem

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    Only if he picks and chooses carefully. Like if he learns french, italian, american spanish, european spanish, portugese then this won't help much with learning japanese

    fyi learn esperanto and then learn all european languages
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    well, i want money ( oh rly? )

    a good wife, one son and one daughter, i want be a astro-physic ( yeah, i'm crazy enough to be one. [ words of my physic's teacher])

    a dog, i really need a dog, a Golden Retriever preferentially...

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    Golden Retriever's are where it's at bra.

    I'd like to survive. Meet a nice girl. Do something meaningful with my life, AKA, help some people.
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    Publish at least one novel
    Travel
    Live comfortably

    not so ambitious, it seems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renzokuken View Post
    Publish at least one novel
    Travel
    Live comfortably

    not so ambitious, it seems
    - Novel: This is extremely hard, but not unfeasibly so. Much like any other creative endeavour, it's easy to underestimate the amount of effort that is necessary for one novel. Let's take a novel of average length: 100,000 words. If you write 1,000 good words a day on this project (which will bore you senseless if you're anything like me, and fyi it's impossible to squeeze out good prose consistently without the muse's kiss) then you'll take 4 months to complete it. If you're writing at this pace then you probably have the story planned out in advance. Such detailed planning would take maybe a further 3 months of equally hard work. After you've written the first draft of the novel you'll have to edit it. This can take anywhere between a month or two and years depending on your skill, confidence, and effort. To make life easier I'll round it up to a year. Then you have to submit it. If your story is too niche then you'll have trouble finding willing publishers. If it's unlikely to sell (and this has little relation to quality or content, more to do with market trends), then you also won't get published.

    tl;dr: good fucking luck, champ

    - Travel: It costs a lot of money unless you're willing to travel in a humble way. If you hitch-hike, find free accomodation with other people, and work wherever you go, then you might be able to do it, but it'll be hard and not super exotic or spectacular.

    - Live comfortably: While travelling? Unless you're super rich, forget it.

    On novels? HAHAHahahaAHaahAhAAHahhAHAHHAAhahahAHA

    Feeling ambitious yet?
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