Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where the contributors over at YA Highway post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. Then readers answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This week's topic: What do you hope to be writing in one year? Three? Five?
While I do have some specific story ideas in mind (like writing the next book in my series...here's to hoping I can get an agent and sell book one!), I don't know that that really does this question justice. I mean sure I want to be writing stories. Young adult. Contemporary fantasy. Fantasy. Maybe a little horror. You get the gist.
But what I really want is to write true stories. I don't mean based-on-a-true-story. I mean stories with characters that are real. Characters who have hopes and fears and dreams. The ones that curl up in your heart and your head and never really go away. You know the type.
I want to be writing stories that push me further and further as a writer. That make me face my own fears and pain and brokenness. I want to write the kind of stories that rip my readers open and let all of their emotions spill out over the floor--in the best of ways.
If I'm writing this stories, then even if I'm not where I want to be with my publishing goals and dreams in one year, three, five, it won't matter.
What about you? What do you hope to be writing?