A to Z Blogging Challenge? Check the list and see how many blogs you can pick from the visit. I had to think long and hard to find the right word for today's post on how I will improve as a writer and author when my June retirement comes around.
Y: Yearn. I've sold nine books to publishers and self pubbed a few on my own. I feel like a moderately successful author even though I'm not getting any where near to rich. A fear I have is that I'll settle into complacency. I'll start to be happy to stay right where I am. I hope that I always yearn for more.
I yearn for a big book contract where the publisher will do loads of promotion for me. I yearn for some movie maker to want my book to make into a feature film. (I do have a list of actors who should be in that movie). I yearn to see my bank account make tax day extremely painful, even more so than it is now with my teaching salary. I yearn for so many contracts coming into my inbox that I need to change the ink cartridge after I print them all out. And I hope I never stop yearning for more.
Do you ever fear your drive to do or be more is lagging? What do you yearn for as a writer right now? Are you yearning for A to Z to be over?