Saturday, August 6, 2016

My New Dreams

It's late afternoon already and I hadn't even considered writing a blog post yet. I guess that's what the Olympics will do to you! Today I bring to you a lighthearted post about some writerly things that have piqued my interest of late. Enjoy! :)


We got into this cool discussion in the Camp NaNoWriMo chat that revolved around how nice the famous people we had met were. Think about it. You meet someone that you consider famous and appreciate and you're a complete butterfly wreck. The person is sincere or thoughtful and makes sure to include you. Why does this always come as a surprise? We often underestimate a famous person's humanity.

So we all vowed that when we were those famous people that create out-the-door lines for book signings, we would be the same way. We would be ourselves--human and kind--and show our fans what it's like to be a regular person with a big name. We want to carry on the feeling of surprise when admirers find us genuine and just as jittery as they are. Because that has an impact no one's going to forget. 

I want the kind of fame that allows me to make that impact, even if it's just on one stranger.

My other dream may or may not be more tangible ;) This one actually began with an ad I saw on my Gmail for travel writing. The name alone caught my attention, as I hope it did yours. My first thought was "Is that a thing?" So since I trusted the source of the ad, I clicked it and read about some of the details. It was calling for applications. The whole "do you have what it takes" kind of blurb. But the point was people pay you to write about exotic locations

I guess I sort of knew this in the back of my mind, but I had never thought about people making it their career. Like, "we'll send you if you'll tell us about it" type of career. Because that, my friends, combines my greatest two passions.

I want to be the kind of writer that conveys beauty into the mind of their reader.

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There you have it. I want to be that awesome famous person and travel write. What are your crazy dreams?

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  1. "I want the kind of fame that allows me to make that impact, even if it's just on one stranger." <<-- That. That is what I want. I don't want to be wildly famous. (TBH that would probably be horrible. XD) But I want to be famous enough to have a tiny bit of an impact, even if it is just one person.

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    1. Exactly! I'm not looking for interviews or NY Times. I just want to make a difference, ever so tiny! And I think we can count on that :)

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  2. I hate being the center of attention and I don't care if I'm super famous and all, but I really like your point in the fact that we should treat them not 'below' us and such. This was really good, and my crazy dream is to be an author and a screenwriter for big movies. Screenwriting is what I plan on going to college for. And travel writing sounds fun. I had thought about journalism but for me is was a lot of traveling and possible talking in front of cameras so I went for screenwriting. Which I am SUPER excited about

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    1. Ooh, I'm so proud of you for wanting to pursue screenwriting!! I would do that if I could. (Actually, my biggest writing issues come from watching too many movies.) I think film making is such a fascinating industry :)

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  3. OH HEY I TOTALLY REMEMBER THAT CONVERSATION :D Great points though! :)

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    1. Whaaaat, no way?! I guess this means alien rainbow trout have good memories. *takes notes*

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  4. I haven't thought too much about fame, honestly. I just am doing what I can where I am at and trying not to dwell on who I might become in the eyes of the world. It kind of makes me uncomfortable. But if I someday were to become "famous" I would want to be want you say: genuine and kind. Impacting people through my normalcy as a human.

    TRAVEL WRITING SOUNDS LIKE THE BEST THING EVER, OKAY??? OH MY GOODNESS. I AM GOOGLING THIS. NOW.

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    1. That's not a bad thing. :) I just want to know how to handle things like that, because each time something little happens, I don't know what to do. But I guess that means I stay me though :)

      RIGHT?! I AM STILL SO INSANELY HAPPY THAT THIS IS A THING!!

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  5. That's what I want to do too, basically I want to make and share beautiful things, whether is words or pictures.

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    1. Yes, yes, yes! I think that becomes a part of everyone's life to some degree, but rare are the ones that can make it a successful passion :)

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  6. This was an awesome post, Abi! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it ^.^

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  7. Those are both awesome dreams and I can totally relate to them. Especially the first. I'd love to travel and I'd love to write and I don't know about combining them as a career, but that has always sounded neat to me. I just don't think I could write strictly about places. I really love writing about the stories and situations of people...so I don't know. I have so many dreams! Thanks for sharing yours though!

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