Day Three of Sara Crawford’s The 30 Day Writing Challenge brings us to this query. What do you want to write?
Today’s offering is more of a list of sorts. “Write a 1 – 2 page list of things you believe in and things about which you would love to write. Include what kind of messages (if any) you want to convey in your writing, what the purpose of your writing is, what you hope to accomplish with your work. You may want to include a list of influences or other writers you aspire to write like.”
It’s a little difficult to judge page length, so I’m just going to shoot for a number. Let’s pick 20.
- I want to write like a painting, so vivid that the reader can’t help but see my world in their mind.
- I want to write in a way that moves people.
- I want to show that beauty and light are in everything, no matter how small or how hard you have to look.
- I want to write a long-lasting new fairy tale, like Gaiman’s Stardust.
- I want whimsy.
- I want to try my hand at a screenplay.
- I want to create a serial killer that chills the bones of the dead, not literally, but maybe.
- I want to make people laugh.
- I want to make people think.
- This is a completely frivolous one, but I want to write something so good that one of my author idols randomly reviews it.
- I want to write a generally interesting blog (working on it, I promise).
- My influences: Neil Gaiman, Alice Hoffman, JRR Tolkien, Roald Dahl, Frank Perretti, William Faulkner, Jack London, and really too many others to list.
- I’d like to have a respectable catalog of publications in my life.
- I’d like to have one of my stories turned into a film or play.
- I want to write a story that inspires music.
- I will finish book two by the end of this year.
- I want to make my touches of queer literature so natural that it is mainstream (as it should be). I feel I did that with my first book.
- I believe I can write good things.
- I believe that a life can be shaped by the things one reads.
- I believe a story can change someone’s life.