write on wednesday … wildest writing dream
October 16, 2008 § 8 Comments
What’s your wildest writing dream? asks Becca this week. Penning the biggest blockbuster since The DaVinci Code? or winning the Pulitzer Prize for a finely crafted work of fiction? And what’s stopping you from going after it?
Wednesday evening …
It’s tough to write this, not only because the debate is on but more so because I have been dancing around this question of what would I write, if it could be anything, to fulfill my wildest writing dream, yes, dancing around it for ages.
Thursday a.m. …
I continue to write articles (particularly lifestyle). I have started two novels. Yes, they’re in the infamous “drawer.” I have start-up journals stacked all over my office. I have a collection of short stories, none yet ready for prime time. I am blase regarding (almost) all of the above (not the journalism, I am serious about that stuff!).
But the dream, Becca ask, what’s the dream?
Last night I couldn’t tell you.
This morning I can.
It’s not a novel. At least not a traditional novel.
No, it’s essays. A book of essays.
‘Oh, yawn,’ you say.
No, really, a book of essays. Maybe with photos in it. Something that makes you laugh or sigh or shake your head (the good kind of head-shaking.)
Whatever. I’m not cruising the money factor.
No, at last, it’s the writing that’s the joy, not a paycheck.
And now, to the office. (which is about the paycheck).
But there’s more on this wildest dream thing … hats off to you on this prompt, Becca. More to follow.