4.12.19

Livin' the Dream. Insecure Writer's Support Group - December 2019 #IWSG

Happy December, everyone! I hope this holiday season finds you in a happy whirl that doesn't spin too out of control.This month, the leaders of the Insecure Writer's Support Group gave this suggestion for a post topic:

IWSG: Let's play a game. 

Me: Okay!

IWSG: Imagine. 

Me: On it.

IWSG: Role-play. 

Me: Oooh...with costumes?

IWSG (ignoring my silly question---because OF COURSE costumes!): How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream?

Okay, well, you said the dream, so here goes....I'll take you back to a picture from a couple of posts ago.

Image by jeremynelms from Pixabay
That's where I live now (in the dream). Not in that exact building, but in the town below these ruins. Ollantaytambo, Peru.

You see, on a fluke, one of my self-published novels hit the big time. It topped all the best-seller lists, and the rights were purchased for major moolah (remember, dreaming here). My spicy fiction with a sweet and dreamy center is in the process of being made into a movie...or maybe a Netflix or Prime original series---it doesn't matter to me because I took my money and ran.

This financial independence allows me to split my days between writing new works and volunteering with an organization like Awamaki to help improve the lives of the indigenous people who live in this magical land once ruled by the Incas. I'll do my part to preserve their ancient culture in the midst of plans for an airport in the Sacred Valley, which is sure to bring many new challenges.

I look forward to the new inspiration this new life will bring to my writing. Of course, since I'm stinking rich, at least once a year, I'll return to the States to see those I love and get a taste of my old life...and to meet with my business adviser who deals with the not-fun part of being a wildly successful author. 

Can't wait to see what you all have dreamt up for your future writer selves!




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Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds. This wonderful group for writers was begun by the one and clonely Alex J. Cavannaugh.

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