Today’s challenge is: “What is your dream job?”
Being a professional writer – as in novelist- and an actress. Unfortunately, I no longer have anything close to “the look” that Hollywood wants, so being a novelist it is.
When I was a kid, I used to write stories upon stories. I loved making up my own tales, my own little worlds. It was my daydreaming caught on looseleaf notebook paper. I wrote for myself because it was fun to write. Now I have to admit I struggle – I’m always wondering if people are going to like what I write, if people will even ever read what I write, and should I perhaps try to write something that would speak to a larger audience? It’s turned into “all about the audience” instead of “all about the story”, and that sucks. This month, I have been trying to steer myself away from that train of thought, and just write what I want to read, what I can daydream, just like I used to. So far it’s working a bit, though I am also looking at how much I am lagging behind in my word count, too.
Too bad I can’t include all the words I write in my blog when I do my novel word count! I’d be set!
Just curious what other people have in mind as their dream jobs?