Part 28: Timing is Everything!
It would be wonderful to meet your demise on your own terms— such as when reaching number one on the best seller list, or securing a large contract for movie rights; perhaps, while drinking heavily after a wildly successful book signing. But choosing the time of your death is rarely an option. If it is, be sure to have your major works completed, your financial ducks in a row, and make time to say goodbye to friends and fans. Old or young, the posthumous writing career is more often than not thrust upon you, sometimes by an errant bus or oncoming automobile. Mr Reaper visits at his own convenience and negotiating with him is usually a futile endeavor. Success in death means never giving up in life.