There is a lot more to feeling successful and gratified as a writer than simply being published. Don’t get me wrong, that’s most of it, but there are a lot of other things we want to accomplish. A writer’s bucket list, if you will.
I have to admit I would have never thought of putting all the things I hope to accomplish over my writing career down on paper until I came across “The Writer’s Bucket List” from BlondeWriteMore. Genius. So, I took a page out of her book and compiled one of my own to share. I think it is incredibly important to share your goals with someone. It helps keep you accountable and give you a little extra motivation to get them crossed off! The goal of this is to return here to update and re-post whenever I get to check something off. Here goes!
- Get published. The old way. The hard way.
- Have an editor and an agent.
- Have an awesome relationship with my editor and/or agent.
- Hold a hardback copy of that book in my hands.
- See my book in a Barnes & Nobles.
- Immediately move a copy of my book from wherever they have it to the fancy table at the front of the store.
- Have a book signing/reading.
- Be able to quit my day job.
- See my book written in multiple languages.
- Be asked to write a book review.
- Speak at the GetLit! festival in Spokane, WA.
- Buy Jess Walter a beer.
- Build a writer’s cabin/study with my own hands.
- Shake Cormac McCarthy’s hand.
- Have one of my book covers reference another book of mine (i.e. Best-selling author of …”
- Make money from my website/blog.
- Have a writing podcast.
- Teach a writing course at a university.
- Be able to have my children read my books.
What is on your writer’s bucket list? Write a post and drop a link in the comments below!
Until next time, keep on dreaming.