Where Do You Want to Go?
Yes, I know this sounds terribly American and ‘Business-speak’ but it does make sense to think through what you want in your life and your work.
In this context ‘Vision’ means asking hard questions about:
*Where do I want to be in two years from now? Five years? Ten years?
*How far do I want to go?
*How big do you want to be?
* Do you want to write one single title book a year?
* Or three short category books a year? Or five?
* Or both? Or non-fiction and fiction?
* Or one blockbuster thriller every two years?
These flippant questions actually link to a far more fundamental one.
Why do you want to be published?
*Personal Validation? To feel significant as an individual?
*Validation as a creative person and writer?
*Validation of your talent and skill or knowledge to others?
*Because you want to hold a book you have written in your hot little hands and send copies to the people who said that you were bound to be a writer some day/ that you were a talentless fool who should stay quiet and keep serving fries?
*Because you want to tell tales and your stories to be read?
It always makes me think hard. How about you?