From writer to author that’s the dream for many right?… Right, for me now it is, believe it or not I actually didn’t imagine myself as a published author, I just wrote stuff as I love it it’s how I express myself just like painting my nails every week or putting on some make-up in the morning. Me a published author? Nah! Not until a publishing deal was put in front of me did I ever dare to dream that big. Even when I answered a publisher’s call and it happened I still found it then and now hard to imagine that this dream, so many writers have is about to come true.
Secretly, I guess I imagined my love for creative writing would come to something even if all it meant was just moving out of my current day job as a teacher, to being paid to write content for a magazine or website on subjects I enjoy and mean a lot to me; whether that be human civil rights, women’s and racial issues, make-up and fashion etc.
So anyway, now that I have completed my first novel and working hard towards my submission deadline on editing it, before I submit for the 31st July. You can read all about the challenge I’ve set for myself here , I’m now (I think) living the dream of an average Jo (or Joanne) making the exciting but challenging journey….. fulfilling a dream from writer to author.
Dreams come in all shapes and sizes, with regard to me writing I have a small one now I’m on this journey… I hope and dream that my book does well! Like every soon to be published author. In my mind I have no idea how I quantify ” does well”, all I know is that I hope that my romance suspense story touches a few hearts and starts a fire in each reader’s heart for the romance/suspense genre, makes a few people laugh, sit on the edge of their seat turning pages unable to say that’s it I’m off to bed, work, the gym, to make dinner as they are engrossed in the story line. I hope that my book is loved by readers internationally and they connect with it as it is set in 3 different locations which may be 100% foreign to them (France, London and the English coast). Most of all I hope and dream that this is one of many books I get to author, and further opportunities to write come my way.
I’ve got the writing bug even more than I had it before, my creativity is probably the sharpest it’s been these last few months ! I hope the Universe brings my hopes and dream to life. Not just for me but so I can leave a legacy for my baby boy to be proud of. I hope and dream that he can start school in a few years and say ” yeah my mama she’s a bad ass writer” when asked what his mama does 🙂 ” … OK may be not quite like that as a toddler but you know what I mean, as he grows up he can be proud of the legacy that I hope and dream to leave for him to discover.
Happy dreaming readers! I hope your hopes and dreams come true also, whatever they are.