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