Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Writer on Fire

***First, let me thank each and every one of you who stopped by and commented on Monday's blog post. I don't speak of my mother often. When I do, well, if you've lost a loved one that was so ingrained and etched into the very fiber of your being that being without them still doesn't compute after twenty years, you know what I'm talking about.***

So, it is that time again. First Wednesday of the month. Insecure Writer's Support Group, championed by none other than the great Ninja Captain, Alex Cavanaugh.
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Today is pretty much short and sweet.
Here is where I want to be in five years:

Writer On Fire

I want this writing thing to be more than a "thing." I want a career, a livelihood, a way of life. I'm a little afraid because I'm realizing this can take more time than the patience I have in my reserve tanks lol! Not every author will be an overnight success. Perhaps I'll have my overnight success five or six years from now lol!

But that is what I want to be...

Writer on Fire

What can you imagine for yourself in five years?

29 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I'm thinking of 'This Girl is on Fire' Alicia Keys right now. You just keep going. Five years I imagine myself successful in both indie and traditional publishing. Also I'd like to write some songs, not sure how that will work out.

Shelley Munro said...

Good for you, Angela. I'd like to be happy in five years. That sounds simple enough. We shall see :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great, Angela. It'll be fun to see where we all are in 5 years.

Angela Brown said...

Let's both be "Girls on Fire"!

Angela Brown said...

Happy is a great place to be, Shelley :-)

Angela Brown said...

Very true. Going to keep striving.

SA Larsenッ said...

Well, you are definitely on your way to making writing a career. Keep it up!

jaybird said...

I have no doubt, you can turn your spark for writing into a huge flame. Can't wait to see you light it up! :)

Gwen Gardner said...

You're so talented, Angela. I just know you're going to make it. Just keep writing!

Anonymous said...

That's a marvelous goal. I believe you can do it!

Karen Walker said...

I'm quite a bit older than you, so I don't think in those terms anymore, but I absolutely believe you can achieve that goal.
Karen

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can I be a musician on fire?

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Angela,
I want to be able to write full-time in five years.
Stick with your chosen path. With the desire, dedication and discipline, you'll get there.

E.J. Wesley said...

Keep on keeping on, lady. You're a talent and a hard worker--two of the only things I think can really make a difference in this game.

Angela Brown said...

I'm going to keep at it :-)

Angela Brown said...

As it is said, it only takes a spark to light a fire :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Gwen. I'll keep writing. Lots and lots of writing :-)

Angela Brown said...

Sticking with it :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thank you so much for the encouragement to keep at it :-)

Angela Brown said...

Why yes, yes you can!

Angela Brown said...

Alright then Joy. Let's keep at it!!

Angela Brown said...

Awww, thanks E.J.!

klahanie said...

Hi Angela,

Your passion, your fire that is the written word, is a flame of hope that burns brightly and profoundly. You will get there. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar has told me this :)

I just found out that "IWSG" does not stand for, "I Was Seeking Gary". Oh well, never mind!

All the best and happy writing, Angela.

Gary :)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much Penny and Gary. :-)

And, sorry about that Gary, although I can see why "I Was Seeking Gary" would be a good guess :-)

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Very lovely IWSG post, Angela. As to where I want to be in the next 5 years, I'm terrified to look that far ahead, really. It's hard for me to think 5 minutes ahead anymore. Here's to you and your beautiful talent. I'm sure we'll see some smokin' books from your pen in the future.

Anonymous said...

You ARE on fire, woman! You're beautiful, full of talent, and you WILL get there...probably sooner.

Krispy said...

Great goal, and I totally want to be there in 5 years too (or sooner...that's cool too!). By the way, I read your previous post, and it was beautiful and sweet. Your mom sounds like she was a wonderful woman.

Deniz Bevan said...

Wishing you all the best! And you're right, it's only by achieving high that we'll get anywhere at all!

The Girdle of Melian

Tara Tyler said...

you are a woman on fire, a mom on fire, so it makes sense for you to be a writer on fire
the hard part is with self pub, you are a one woman show - editor, promoter, etc

you can do it! keep chugging!

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