I have never had a will. Even when I was young, this bothered me, to the point I recall once writing something out to give everything to my parents and sister in a school notebook.
Now I’m writing up a storm. If something were to happen to me, I want the benefit of my writing to go where I want, and not where a court wants. With the advent of e-books and the long tail possibly going well past my lifetime, either natural or not, this is something for every writer to think seriously about.
Then Neil Gaiman posted this post along with a link to a free template.
Simple, but it will get the job done in my state until I someday come up with something better (or get to a lawyer). Oh, I am SO going to do this over the weekend!