Since I was fourteen years old it has been my goal to be an author, to sit somewhere in a quiet place, laptop in hand, creating images that readers will then form in their minds from my words. I want to take readers on a journey to passion, to beautiful places, and to make them feel emotions that they may never experience outside my writing.
It does occur to me that I do a lot of writing in my every day life. The job I have done for over eighteen years requires a great deal of writing. I write technical, functional and business specifications/proposals, and I do technical editing for multiple products and websites, but this isn’t the type of writing I want to do. In my studies I am constantly writing essays on many different subjects, but again, this is not the kind of writing I want to do either. I am an avid blogger and I write about sports, erotica, sensuality, technical data, movies, music, becoming goal oriented, or blog building primarily. All of these things interest me but they do not make me an author.
The majority of my day is spent writing, in one sense or another, but still I crave something more. When I proclaim that I want to be an author-what I should be saying is I want to be good enough to get paid to write and to make a difference in the world with my writing.
I know that the most successful authors are the hardest working. They must study their demographics, perfect their skills and apply them within strict deadlines. I am a very dedicated writer and I am currently working on my third novel which is a fantasy piece inspired by my guy. (He doesn’t know this yet so shhhh) I do not spend extreme amounts of time each day working on my novel because I find that I lose sight of my creativity when I do. However I do spend at least two to three hours each day writing it. Each day I also write additional stories, whether it is posts for EP, something for one of the other literary websites I belong to, something technical for work, or a short story that is meant only for the eyes of my guy I am constantly writing. Does this make me an author? No, but it makes me a proficient writer but I do not think the two are the same. I long to be an author but will I live to see this dream fulfilled?