This Writer's Dreams
I have a dreaded disease. I have writer’s ADHD. There is so much swirling around in my head on a regular basis that I go on sensory overload. I save as much I can, scribble down the ideas that flow through me, and feel defeated when I see only two of the thousands that are there have developed into something.
I visit my blog page, click on the “works in progress” tab. “Weathered” stares me in the eye. I hear Blair’s voice in my head. “You didn’t finish the art gallery yet. And I still don’t understand why everyone’s out to get me!” Then I feel guilty. I let her down. I berate myself because Kate’s calling, wanting me to end her torment already and finish that NaNoWriMo project. She wants her story on bookshelves and I’m standing in her way, because I waited too long to return and forgot where it was going. There’s In Time, to which I finally have the full plot line. I have unfinished short stories on my desktop; stories that could be submitted to one place or another, yet I don’t. I get distracted by the shiny new prompts before me.
I have dreams. I want my published books on the New York Times best-seller list. I want people all over the world reading my stories. I want mail piling in with demands for my writing. I want to win contests and earn money doing what I love the most- writing. I’m even considering pursuing a degree in creative writing.
I want more than my fifteen minutes. I want to be a household name. Now, if I could just finish a story.
This week we gave you a little break from storytelling. We want to know what your goals and ambitions are for your writing, in 300 words or less.
What are your dreams and the obstacles standing in your way? Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment.
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