Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
Have you ever dreamed of becoming an author?
For me, that’s THE DREAM. I love to write and tell stories – I’ve loved it since I was a child. And I’m a decent writer. I actually have a short story that was published in an anthology as part of a competition I entered. But to make it as an author you have to (1) have the time to write consistently and (2) know how to navigate the publishing world – whether it be by getting an agent and traditionally publishing or going the self-publishing route. That takes a level of dedication I’ve never managed to sustain. There’s too many other things competing for my time, at least right now. I think, if I knew that the time and commitment would definitely result in a good income, I would buckle down and do it. But, in reality, there’s an awful lot of authors out there who also work day jobs to make the income they need. I can’t do that, at least right now. So, for now at least, it remains a dream.