Creative Questions 3 – To Be

I’ve decided to take calmkate @ Aroused up on her Creative Questions Challenge by answering each of her 6 current questions over the next few days.

CQ3: What do you want to be when you grow up?

I’m not sure when I grew up, but I’ve only ever wanted to be one thing: a writer. When I was really young, I wanted to be a journalist/reporter like Jessica Savitch. I idolized her and always thought of myself as traveling t0 far away places and writing or reporting about my adventures. When she died, my dream died with her, but it didn’t deter me from still wanting to be a writer. I’ve done some form of writing since I could pick up a pencil. I’ve written poetry since I was 12. I studied creative writing in college. And today, I write fiction and poetry. It is my passion, it’s why I get up every day, and it brings me great pleasure when others read my work and enjoy it. I am not published though and I doubt I ever will be. Just posting on my blog gives me enough pleasure.

9 thoughts on “Creative Questions 3 – To Be

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    • I don’t know exactly, Calen.. I guess I was looking forward to her being a mentor of some kind, maybe just through keeping track of her work. But I just lost all desire to be a journalist after that.

  2. I think your attitude is the best. The stress of publishing and marketing is extreme and I’m considering giving it up in two years if I don’t earn enough to buy a new or used car. It seems silly, but I love the writing part, that other stuff just sucks. Blogging is really more fun, immediate reaction – wonderful. That said, I would never discourage anyone from seeking publication, but you really have to have the tenacity for it. I gave myself 10 years – it’s almost up. 🙂

    • Thank you, Yolanda… A lot can happen for you in two years, but I understand why you set that time limit. Perhaps just focusing on the writing again would help you a lot. Good luck!

    • Thank you, Kate.. seriously, I just prefer to write.. it takes a lot of time and effort to compile things, submit, find publishers.. and even if I went the self-publishing route, it would take time to format, create a cover, etc …I just think of all the time I could be writing.. *laughs* but thank you for the encouragement!

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