Thursday, April 8, 2010
G is for Gold Digger
G is for Gold Digger... isn't that what everyone was thinking? I would have posted a picture but I'm afraid google had other plans and the the pics were a little much for me. So obviously my word isn't Gold Digger but now that I have your attention I should move on!
Actual word: Gifts
Our parents always told us we were special and no I'm not referrring to those dumb kids who would say "Yea special ed!" I'm referring to the fact that we were all born with gifts. Now I for one wish I was like Harry Potter and the gang and was given the gift of magic unfortunately that wasn't my calling.
I grew up thinking I wanted to be an architect (this dream started at 7) it wasn't until I was in High School that I realized I wasn't sure what I wanted to do I thought about being a nurse, emt, doctor, teacher, interior designer and architect once more. I tried a few of them out and always ended up in a dead end. It wasn't until a few years later that I realized what I was born to do...
What would be a job where I could be whatever I wanted whenever I wanted without anyone telling me no? Um yea a writer! I could dream and write about being a doctor make my character the best doctor around town or the best architect etc you get my point I could be whatever I wanted to be or whatever my characters wanted to be because I write the story! That's when I fell upon writing YA fantasy I get my own world my own rules my own me it's the best choice I could have ever made!! So after awhile I put everything together and realized that wanting everything wasn't out of reach not for an imagination like mine and for several other writers like myself. Writing is such a beautiful home away from home! My latest WIP is a world that I'd love to live in to help others to make our world just a nicer to place to live!
So what are your gifts? Do you incorporate your dreams or dream jobs into your writing?
I'm on a plan headed to Los Angeles!! Woohoo!!! Oh and Summer if I see Matthew (yes we're on a first name basis now) I'll be sure to take a picture with him so we can photoshop you in!!! Yay for Criminal Minds which totally rocked last night! A little gruesome I was disappointed with the amount of Dr. Reed time but hey maybe more next time!