Not in the way that we are published here on the blogs, but as the writer of books, the author of literature, the lady who pens the novel that you just can't wait to add to your shelves.
I've longed to have my name proceed the "by" on book covers since I was a little girl. It's been my dream to have people pick up my book and smile as they read the pages born of my passion.
I feel like I have so much to offer... so many ideas. I actually lie awake at night thinking up new plots for my romance novels and insightful chapters for my memoirs. It drives me nuts trying to figure out how to bring together all the bits and fragments of my writing so that it culminates in a beautiful, meaningful text that people will want to experience.
My favorite author once shared how she brings her thousand-page novels to completion. She said that she'll often keep three or four projects open on her computer screen while she's working, allowing her to write as the mood strikes. Some days you just aren't feeling the story that you've been working on for the last few weeks. She also said in the same blog post, that while she'd love to do more book tours and visit her faithful readers, that unless we wanted to wait another year or two for the next book to go to press, she'd be skipping the road trips to sit at home and write....and write....and write. Aspiring writers, take heed.
I remember this all the time and have several "open" projects going on, myself. I just need to get with it and actually do the work!
I am tired of this dream of mine succumbing to my fears.