What if all I had to do everyday was write? Read interesting things, travel to interesting places and write? How would that work? How would I make money?
Do I have that much to say? Yes I think I probably do.
I could start by writing about my life, my story and what brought me to all of this. Sure I could throw in some creative projects along the way if I wanted. What if everything else was gone? No more jewelry, no more selling of physical things that we don’t really need. Less but better.
What if it was just my computer, or my journal and I everyday when I sat down to work? Would it get old? Would I find my voice? What would my voice end up being? Maybe that’s what I’m afraid of. This does feel like a scary proposition. These are a lot of questions that I have no idea how to answer.
What would my family think? Would they read it, and if they did would they be honest with their feedback. Would I get embarrassed about my own viewpoints? They would probably change a bit the more I write.
I remember when I was a kid I used to dream about writing a novel. I mapped out the characters, a bit of the plot. It was to be a large list of characters, a dramatic story with lots of twists and turns. I’m not sure I could write fiction these days. I would want to write my truth.
Is the big work that I have to do to be a writer? I tend to doubt myself a lot. That is probably not a great quality in someone who needs to create content. Or is it? Maybe it will make my work more thoughtful, insightful, or easier to relate to. I won’t know unless I try. To write that is, just try to write everyday. I could probably make it happen. I’ve written almost one thousand words already today.
I could make a book. It could be a written art inspiration book. Who knows it could be cool. I could sell them to fund a bigger project. What do I want to write about? Relationships? Consumerism? Living smaller / simpler? Less but better?
I'll continue to mull this one over, and try to let go of the doubts and the resistance.
What are dreaming about? Is there something you think you might like to try your hand at? Share it with me, I'd love to know.