A writer who loves fantasy, avoids reality, and who knows the value of hanging a death skull outside my door to ward off uninvited visitors.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Writer's Dream

As many writers do, I have many goals. I want to touch people, make them think and see the world a little differently, make them laugh, cry and cheer. I want to leave an impression on readers, with stories that they can relate to, about characters they'd love to be friends with. I guess these aren't all that original. But then, they don't have to be, do they? They just have to be genuine. I mean, let's face it. There are two types of writers in this world. Those who dive into this industry strictly for money, guided by the delusion that they'll indeed strike it rich.

Then there are those who become writers solely because of their love for the art of telling a story in a way that nestles its way into the hearts and souls of readers. Those are the writers whose passion carries them through enough rejections to paper the Vatican, the long caffeine-riddled nights sitting in front of a computer, the even longer, fingers-crossed days spent waiting for a door to finally open and welcome in their ideas. These are the writers who touch people, only with their ability to reach some deep part of their readers, but also with their strength, perseverance, and willingness to stand by their dreams. Those are the writers who make up a corner of this world I'm proud to be part of.

So, curiously. What would you say is/are your ultimate dream goal(s)? Where do you stand on this difference in writers?


  1. Hi sis!! We are indeed among some incredible people, and I am honored to be counted among these kind of writers. As far as goals go, I still want to write the ultimate horror story, besides that, just to continue doing what I do, I am living the dream. Thanks for sharing the ride!

  2. You're welcome. And thank you for always being such a great friend. I have no doubt you will reach that goal with blood-soaked confidence. Did that sound icky? I think it did...LOL.

  3. As I tell those who I speak to about writing, if you are in it for the money then get out now. Run as far away as you can. Writing is first and formost for the love of leaving something behind.- It is a piece of who we are left for prosperity. I never expected to get rich and still don't. I write for the sheer love of it and if I don't write the voices will drive me insane.