Monday, October 24, 2011

Writing and publishing dreams--what's yours?

I tried to write this blog earlier, but I got caught up in an early online meeting and then had to pack up for work. The thought sat in my browser all day. Finally.

My mornings include waking up early, trying to squeeze out some words before work, and reading author/agent/editor blogs. I forgot how nice it is to have a routine and completely immerse myself in writing/publishing news.

I read this blog by Rachelle Gardner, and even though I don't know much, I've learned a lot in the three years I've been doing this whole sitting and reading thing. Publishing is serious business, and it's really easy to get caught up in the beginning stages. Maybe people have a hard time looking past writing because they are afraid they might never make it.

While it is important, it got me springing off tangents and finally wondering what my dream actually is. And as I sat here wondering about my dreams, I wondered about yours.

I want to be able to wake up early and walk outside. Smell forest, nature, pine, water. I want to have a cup of coffee, and I want to sit at my designated writing table. That might double as a kitchen table. Or a dining table. Or a patio table. I want to close my eyes and take in the moment. Breathe. Relax. And write. And know that, for at least the present, writing is my goal. Storytelling is my goal.

Publishing is wonderful. I want my books in print. I want millions of readers. I want all of that. But I also want that one moment of peace.

What are your writing dreams? What are your publishing dreams?

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