A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post that was very special to me, about a topic that makes me fizz with joy: my book. The response to that blog post (which I’ll just drop a link to heeere) was overwhelming, in the best possible way. It was so overwhelming, in fact, that it rendered me utterly unable to follow it up.
So now I am going to ease myself back into my blog with something easy. My dreams as a writer.
I’ve always considered myself a writer in the most straightforward definition of the word. That is, I was a person who wrote on a daily basis. My overriding dream as a writer was to move into capital letter territory: to be A Writer.
Now that is on its way to happening (EEEE!!! etc), I can indulge myself a little more and talk about the other dreams I had, before now, hardly dared let myself dream. These are the dreams that I think most, if not all, young writers hold close.
So here it is, to share with you all. A little writer’s little wishlist of dreams:
– My name on a spine in Waterstones
– A nice comment from someone who is not related to me, nor someone paid to champion my writing (though these are wonderful too)
– A five star review
– A one star review (perversely)
– My book translated into another language
– An audiobook (I *love* audiobooks)
– Fanart (I think I would actually cry)
– Questions from readers
– Emails from readers
– Tweets from readers