The last few weeks have been... difficult. Really bloody hard. I'm not going to give you the details because it isn't my news to tell, but needless to say I've been reminded that life is short, and you don't know how long you have to realise your dreams and ambitions.
I know I've written about getting your arse in gear, but I'm going to ask again... have you started that book, that painting, that quilt? Do you have a half-written manuscript tucked away in your closet, or on your computer. Have you dreamed and planned for some big project but never started it?
The moment I got published, the world and his wife wanted to tell me about the book they haven't written. I have heard about the football story, the science fiction story, the chick-lit and literary stories - all still in the heads of people who haven't yet set pen to paper. Even the double-glazing salesman told me about his two books, and they were good! So I have the question... why are you waiting for the right time? What is it you want to do?
A while ago I made five suggestions which started with write the damn book. It seems logical.If you don't write the book you'll never know if you can get published or publish it yourself. If you want to make a quilt, you need a pattern, an idea. Go research. If you want to give up smoking - best of luck.
However, only you can make the decision about you. I have goals and dreams too.I have been as guilty of procrastinating as everyone else. So these are my goals for the next two years.
- To write a screenplay of one of my books.
- To apply for my MPhil.
- To redesign my garden this summer.
- To get one of my books high in the Kindle charts.
- To write a mainstream book but with gay characters.
These aren't work productivity goals. That is a day to day issue. These are my dreams, my ambitions.
I don't know how many I'll achieve but I'm going to have a go. In the meantime I hope you realise your dreams. Feel free to tell me about them. I'm a very good nag.