Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ten Thoughts for 2013...I am a Writer

This tenth thought is the most daring, the most spontaneous, and the closest to dancing on a high wire.  It's the big dream of 2013. When I put my list of thoughts for 2013 together one of the thoughts was writing a novel. But as the ten days went by I became reluctant to put the thought out publicly. The "What ifs..." played in my head. What if I stopped working full-time and didn't get past the first chapter and what if...and what if...?

But my sweet blog friend from the Netherlands,Soraya, asked in a comment, "Are you a writer?" That simple question inspired me to honesty in the safest environment I know, and I am happy to say yes, my friends, I am a writer. My goal for this year is to pursue my dream of writing longer pieces than the brochures and newsletters I've written to earn a living these last thirty years. I've got two ideas in mind. One is a mystery novel, my favorite fun genre. The other is a short book on public speaking. I've started work on the public speaking book and hope to publish it in electronic form by the end of this year.

These are my ten thoughts for 2013. Health, travel, reading, enjoying New York City and pursuing a dream of my heart. Mix in time with family and friends, a big measure of prayer and we're on our way. Thanks so much for sharing the journey!

16 comments:

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Carol, I sent you an email with my info for the swap. If you received it, would you mind confirming? Thank you so much, love. I'm so excited for 2013's first swap.

Keep writing, and the more we still our heart the more we can because truly, the gift is not writing but listening.
XOXO's,
Marcia

Deanna said...

I look forward to sharing your journey this year...especially the writing. I think any of us that write a blog secretly wish we could develop ourselves into better writers. I am encouraging you to take that step, dream that dream and go for it!!

Maggid said...

How BRAVE you are!!!
of course, you don't have me fooled . . I've been reading your blog, which is a complete gift . . so, i already KNOW you are a wonderful writer . . BUT, Once you claim it . . let's see, we like to say . .
"So You Think - So You Act - So You Are"

and, so it is . . .
Love & Love,
georgy

Susie said...

You know there's a book in all of us.:):) I think you are very good at writing. You are well traveled, educated, interesting, and live in NYC...you should write.xoxo,Susie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Having had all that experience, I think you'll have no problem with the books. You have a list of 10 very good things for the new year. It'll be interesting to see what is accomplished.

Lauren Davenport said...

How exciting! We'll be here to cheer you along the way :)

Ms Sparrow said...

I have been a writer since age 10. The idea sprang full-blown into my consciousness in the 6th grade. I haven't written a great deal, but it's always in the back of my mind. Happily, one can be a writer anytime, anywhere with no holds barred--so go for it!

Sheilagh said...

I look forward to seeing your books in the book shops, you are a wonderful writer. I love your list of thoughts for 2013 and look forward to being inspired by you thoughts and words this year and the next and the next ;)

Hugs

Sheilagh

xxx

Melinda said...

Keep us posted--looking forward to seeing what you do.

M :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it!!! I bet you'll have a blast writing both of these! I starting writing a few years ago and I find so much joy through it! I hope you find the same. :)

Lorraine said...

Oh, I know you will do a great job pursuing your dream! Excited for you :)

Mevely317 said...

While I was still ruminating on my fav sandwich to share, you've moved on ...to the best!
I'm SO excited that you (like Nike' prompts us) are going to Just DO it! Whether it's this year, or the next, I'll be right there to get my hands on a first edition! (Naturally, I hope it's the mystery v. non-fiction - lol!)

Marie said...

Brave and exciting!! I applaud you and look forward to you sharing your journey with us! xxoo

pudwinks said...

Life is too short for umms and arrs, take the bull by the horns and go for it. 12 months ago I had no inclination to write and hadn't for 27 years since leaving my education. Mrs M. has now started illustrating our first children's book that I've written and I have ideas on paper for a Christmas release ( I know, a bit early to think of Xmas). We wish you all the best in which ever venture you undertake.
P.S. Happy and healthy New Year to you and yours. x

Ronda said...

Excited and JOYful for you!

Lynda said...

Very cool!!! A dream starts with a thought and you have certainly thought this through. Praying for direction and inspiration for creativity for you!