- Write the Great American Novel.
- Remain calm when a bidding war erupts over the right to publish aforementioned novel.
- Deposit most of the six-figure check from Doubleday or Bantam (TBD).
- Remember to thank family when accepting Pulitzer Prize.
- Stay humble when movie rights are sold.
- Time-share a private jet instead of buying one outright.
- Work on follow-up novel.*
*Once renovations are complete on new home in Malibu.