I've been a busy 9 to 5 bee. I've also been a busy reading bee. Ever since I got my Kindle as a "Yay first paycheck/Christmas" gift, I have been reading so many books as I travel to and from work.
My current read is titled, "Writer with a Day Job: Inspiration & Exercises to Help You Craft a Writing Life Alongside Your Career" by Aine Greaney.
I want to create poetry from emotion and experimentation. I also want to write for literary craft magazines (is that the right name for them?). I want my work to be used on things like Poetry in Motion, where I hope to touch someone during the hustle and bustle of transportation (just like I was by one poster I saw this morning). As a writer, I want to be remembered. Not for fame, but for the pure love of the craft.
2. I want to be the kind of writer who:
Makes a mini series out of everything so the reader has an adventure to go on. The real life experiences consist of different phases of hoopla, so my writing should reflect that. I also want to be the kind of writer who studies and talks about every aspect of the craft. I've had to do a lot of growing on my own. I want to impart the knowledge I stumble upon with others so they don't have to exhaust themselves with the learning process and get down to the more important part: the writing process!
3. When my readers read my work, I want them to: cry/laugh/think/improve their lives/enjoy a good story.
Since I can't circle it as the book says, I'll just say all of the above. I want to be diverse in my experiences. In my day to day life, I experience each of these things in non-writing situations. If there is one thing I would love to improve on, it is how to show a range of emotions in my writing. I feel like I have not mastered the technique of conveying different types of emotions in my work.
4. When my readers write to me, I want them to compliment my:
- Ability to connect with them.
- My writing style.
- My very existence- haha (kidding on that one).
I don't really know if I have a true answer for that because I become really shy when I receive compliments of any kind. BUT I also like to give hugs and candy when someone does!
5. My writing goal or dream:
- To blog more.
- To publish my chapbook and maybe put together another one.
- To write for online mags/blogs about writing.
- To obtain a network of writers to share my highs and lows with.
Those are attainable if I put the time in.
- To leave behind a legacy.
- To be known on some sort of scale.
- For the world to know that the world of writing is all I want in life.
It may seem silly (and repetitive), but I just want to know that all of this wasn't for nothing. Living life, writing, putting the work to get my writing out there. If I can't prevent death to my physical being, I would love to prevent my words from being buried with me. I guess the dream is really to have my words live on after I am gone.
Well this Writer with a Day Job has to get back to work!
Stay warm WQers!