Writing in the future…

Today is Road Trip Wednesday 🙂 RTW is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our 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?

At the beginning I thought about writing myself a letter – you know the “Dear Future Me” type of letter but for some reason that freaked me out a little 🙂 So I thought hard about what I hoped to be writing in one year, three or five and the answer doesn´t change much.

I want to write stories that make the readers feel ALL the emotions.

There. I said it.

This is already my goal, to have characters  readers can connect to and do not want to let go of. All my ideas for future WiPs are Young Adult but they range from more contemporary to historical, some are also paranormal. Some are funny, some are tragic. There´s always love in them. But their common denominator is that desire for the emotions to leap from the pages and lodge themselves into the heart of the ones holding the book.

And on a more personal level, I also hope that even if I´m still not agented in five years, I still get the kick from writing: the urge, the happiness, the relaxation…

Writing is a balancing act but it also balances me.

So, tell me what do you hope to read or write in one year, three or five years?

11 Comments

  1. Colin says:

    I like the thought that even if the professional goals haven’t panned out yet in five years (i.e., getting an agent, getting published, etc.), you’ll still love writing. I’m with you on that. 🙂

  2. Rebecca B says:

    “Writing is a balancing act but it also balances me.” That is so wise and true! I love your take on this question. I have no clue what I’ll be writing a year/three/five for now–you’d asked me a year/three/five ago I’d be surprised with what I’m currently doing. But I know that I want to write stories that are thoughtful, true, and at least a little funny.

  3. Jaime Morrow says:

    I totally agree with you on still hoping that I love writing and want to plunge into new stories even if I’m not agented in the coming years. I so enjoy doing it now, it’s hard to imagine not loving it down the road. 🙂

  4. What an excellent goal–to create emotion and characters that the reader clings on to. Getting an agent is something nice to strive for, but I think actively enjoying the creation process every step of the way is pretty critical to success as well 🙂

  5. That is such an amazing goal, and just the little bit about your writing that I get from your blog, I’m pretty sure you’ll definitely achieve that. 🙂

    As for me – I hope that I’m still creating and writing and LOVING writing as much as I do now. I revised for several hours the past two days and I just felt SO GOOD. I may not ever make anyone else feel good with my writing, but it definitely uplifts me. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

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