This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. The awesome co-hosts for the July 3 posting of the IWSG are Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne!
This month we’re doing the IWSG posting a day early because tomorrow is the Fourth of July here in the U.S. A time for fireworks and grilling, and…well, just mostly blowing things up. It’s insanely hot here right now too, as we have our few annual weeks of summer. I’ll be working, but I sorta volunteered for it because it’s extra money and I didn’t have any plans anyway. I get more of a kick out of listening to everyone set off fireworks in my neighborhood all night long. What are your plans, if you’re celebrating?
I’m trying to work on a new book right now but life is kind of stressing me out, so my attention has been drawn away. That makes me anxious because I’ve submitted everything I have written already, so now–I gotta write something new! And as we all know, making new stuff is the longest, hardest part of the process. Sigh, when are we going to have the technology so I can just project things from my brain onto the screen, huh?
But hey, I had a new book out last week…and that’s an accomplishment! I’m happy and proud.
July 3 question – What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?
My ultimate writing goal is to make a living off writing. Not to be rich and famous necessarily (though I wouldn’t be unhappy if I was) but to make enough money off it to live comfortably. To not have to go to a day job and instead pay the bills with writing. That would be a dream–spending all day writing and making actual money off it! That’s why I write as much as I do and get anxious when I get stalled, because I know for that dream to ever come true I have to put in the work. Maybe someday I’ll have a bestseller and it will be easier.
I think this has always been my goal–when I was younger it was just to get published, now it’s to make a career out of getting published.
How about you?