by Catherine L. Tully
If you could have one wish as a writer–what would it be? Would you like to have perfectly matched clients? Make more money? Become a famous poet?
I asked myself this question, but it actually isn’t as easy as it may seem when you really think about it. For example, if you suddenly can make as much money as you’d like, but all your clients are nasty–is that really a big gain? Or what if you suddenly become a famous poet, but you don’t make enough money to support yourself?
It’s good to make wishes and set goals, but the one thing I try to keep in mind is that I need to be thankful for what I already do have, instead of always wishing for things to be different. But that’s not really the reason I posed this question….
I guess I’m curious as to what other writers would really like to have in terms of the perfect work situation. If I had to answer the question myself, the one thing I’d ask for is time. I’d like to be extremely efficient so that I could have more time to do the things I love–besides writing. For me, time is the most precious thing. I could have more money, less hassle or more fame, but it all comes down to the amount of hours in a day that are mine. This is becoming more important to me as I get older. Before, I’m pretty sure I’d have asked for money.
So…I’m tossing it out there to you…what is your writing wish?