I am a writer wanna-be. One day I will write. Right now, I keep telling myself, I am too busy.
Lately I was writing report cards. They get read over by admin. Today, while going over suggested edits, I was asked, "Do you want to write a book one day?"
I didn't quite know what to say.
I wanted to ask: do you think I could?!!! How did yo know it is my dream?! And, did reading m report card comment maybe kinda possibly make you think I could??!!
Instead I said, "Maybe.....I don't know."
...then I deflected the attention and talked about the cool books my mom has written.
But what I really wanted to say is, "Do I want to write???!! YES!!! I have about an idea a week. I feel like the bubble out of me!!!"
....trouble is, it is so muc work!
....and could I ever be good enough?
You see, if I don't actually do it, I can just wonder, and dream of the great stories inside me coming to reality.
I might have to reconsider this.
Kate DiCamillo says you just have to write if you want to be a writer....like every day.
I might have to make a new label: writing.
Does that count as moving towards being a writer?
I don't know. All I know is it surprised me how flattered and flustered I felt by the question.