Dreams and the daily grind


Photo: Asleep at the wheel by Aaron Jacobs CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photo: Asleep at the wheel by Aaron Jacobs
(CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ana Spoke recently posted this on her blog – Why dream about tomorrow when you can live it today

I’m happy for her, that she will live the ‘writer’s’ dream. To be a full time writer. At least for six months. I hope it lasts longer than that. This is my dream too. To be a full time writer. In that all elusive ‘one day’, I’m sure I’ll get there.

At the moment I have a full-time job, and I write around that. I also write around a part-time study course and my family. I’m a writer, but I’m a writer on the side. I don’t do a too bad a job of it. After all I’ve got 3 book already published and one nearly there. But living ‘the dream’ around the daily grind can be exhausting. What keeps me going is the notion that I will be a full time writer, someday.

I’m not stupid. I know that dreaming with a plan of ‘someday’ means that more likely than not, the dream will never eventuate. I’ve seen it time and time again. I have my goals. I simply don’t know how long it will take to get there. I’m happy…maybe ‘happy’ isn’t the right word, but I’m…assured in the knowledge that I am taking it one step at a time. On those days when it is all too hard, and the road ahead is too long, I can look behind me and see how far I have come.Read More »


You know you’re a writer when…


 Photo: Source Unknown

I’m starting this post today with a little detour. During the last week something pretty cool happened.
After I posted my last post ‘What if…?’The Piquant Storyteller, a blogger I met via the Writing 101 challenge, put this story spark theory to the test.

She asked her kids to write stories based on ‘What if…?’ questions. And they did. And the best part….she posted their stories to read. You have to check them out. Pretty amazing stuff. A family of writers. What could be better?

So how do you know if you are a writer? As I thought on the best way to answer this question, I happened to sit down to a showing of the Blue Collar Comedy TourRead More »