At some point in my life I want to write an honest-to-goodness novel. There, I said it. I’ve made several attempts so far, but never really fleshed anything out completely. Perhaps a novel is too much of an undertaking to perform at once. Perhaps I should start with something shorter, like a short story. Or a novella. Or just sit down and start writing. The part I never seem to factor in when I get these dreams is how on earth I’ll ever have the time to finish it, and for someone who sits at the computer all day long with instant gratification, how on earth will I have enough patience? (And be able to stand sitting at the computer all night long to write, I gotta get away from that glowing screen!!)
The thing is, I’ve always fancied myself a bit of a writer. Of course, in this blog, my writing is not so good because I don’t revise it. It’s got a certain unpolished raw element to it that is not really suitable to be bound and sold for $15. Some people want to be actresses or models. Nope, I wanted to be a writer. Or a musician, but it turns out you need a lot of patience for that pie-in-the-sky dream as well, which I am sorely lacking.
But, now with a platform with eBooks, Amazon and the Kindle, I could self-publish something if it were up to par. Maybe I will try it. However, I am afraid that hubby will not be very excited about that prospect as he thinks I already have far too many hobbies as it is, and I have to agree with him. If you can make it or do it, I have done it. I’ve made art, jewelry, make-up, handbags, clothes, scarves, blankets, I’ve painted furniture, I write, I blog, I design, I make websites… I make stuff. It’s what I do. But, I suppose you could argue that I really should spend more time hitting up the home gym than be so freakin’ creative that it just oozes out of me.
But, along with having many interests comes the ability to, well, not be so great at everything. Plus, my interests are a little scattered, so once I buy all of the jewelry supplies – beads, findings, wire, thread, etc, I end up putting it down for months on end. You should see my garage. at least a quarter of the back wall has all of my craft junk.
BUT, back to the original topic: I definitely have to write a novel at some point in my life.