Sunday, 26 December 2010

Introductions ...

Ambitions can vary from lifetime goals to hopes and dreams and To-Do lists. 

       My Lifetime GoalTo become an Author. 
                                           Growing up my idol was Jacqueline Wilson.

       My Hopes and Dreams:  Mainly I hope to do well in my education.
                                                     I hope and dream about being published.

      My To-Do List = Never ending! Homework, coursework, personal projects etc. 

Throughout childhood my head was always stuck in a book, and my ambition in life is to have my name on a book. To be an author would be a dream come true. 

I have decided I am going to start writing a book. I have been wanting to for a long time, I feel I am now ready. I have a firm idea for a plot which is based on personal experience, just exaggerated as creative writers do. I have decided to create this blog about achieving my ambitions so that I don't do what I usually do and leave a project half finished due to writers block and getting lost within the story. I want to get you, my readers as involved as I can, if I get writers block I will ask your opinion on where to go, if I feel a section is missing something I will ask your opinions on what to add. 

I am always writing down plots and imagining scenarios, and have now decided that it is time to make time to start writing a novel. I have been putting it off and making excuses, but now is the time. Recently I was talking about my dreams with someone I know and they told me that if I want to be an author, I should start writing now. 

I had an idea of a plot, but i'd been putting it off, then my Gran gave me an article in a magazine to read. It was an interview with an author named Wilbur Smith: Secret of My Success. There was one paragraph which caught my eye: 
"If you want to become a novelist, write for yourself... You have to tell the story that you believe in, then people will believe it" (Wilbur Smith)

And then, just yesterday (Christmas Day) I received a CD by my favourite artist, Taylor Swift. Her new album Speak Now - Deluxe Edition. I took out the little booklet in the CD case and on the first two pages was a prologue to the CD written by Taylor herself, in it she is telling her listeners her inspiration for the CD. The section which caught my eye is this: 
"So say it to them. Or say it to yourself in the mirror. Say it in a letter you'll never send or in a book millions might read someday. I think you deserve to look back on your life without a chorus of resounding voices saying 'I could've, but it's too late now.'" (Taylor Swift) 

I'm choosing the third option, I'm going to say it "in a book millions might read someday". 

Because I have made this decision to start to do something about fulfilling my dreams at the end of the year I have decided that it it my New Years Resolution to write a novel, to stick to it and to start to fulfil my dreams. So that gives me 5 days until my official deadline to begin my Ambition Mission. 

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