• I want to build my social media audience and expand it to sites I haven't used yet like Medium and Tumblr
  • I want to write every weekday and do the boring stuff (editing, working on proposals, sending queries) every weeknight.
  • I want to figure out ways to make the stuff I write land more into the arms of people who aren't Christian and/or churchy and/or religious
  • I want to do spoken word on a consistent basis at a local coffee shop.
  • I want to create a homeless-photo-story-collaborative with someone who's into photography
  • I want to get paid to write my own stuff with my own constructs
  • I want to make as much money as I make at my current job, but being a writer.
  • I need to develop a writing routine.
  • I need to start entering writing contests.
  • I need to get connected with a local spoken word venue.
  • I need to develop a habit of doing the not-so-fun stuff like editing and putting together agent-specific emails (uggh)
  • I need to fine-tune a successful book proposal, which means I need to find out what a book proposal even is
  • I need to research agents and make a list of the ones who fall in line with my writing style
  • Getting rejected by literary agents/publishers.
  • Quitting the job I'm at.
  • Missing out on more fun things to do
  • Getting made fun of by family for trying to squeeze a living out of this.
  • The fear of rejection.
  • The fear of honesty.
  • The fear of failure.
  • Having an overloaded schedule (not being a good time manager).
  • Being around better writers than myself.
  • Not liking the feedback I get from editors
  • I get to see my book on a shelf.
  • I get to give copies of my book away.
  • I get to spend a year solely devoted to writing another book, and not having to do it on the side.
  • I get to thank God for doing something for me that I would have never been able to do for myself.
  • I get to say goodbye to the restaurant industry forever (unless I do food columns).
  • I'm better at public speaking, and don't get as freaked out in front of people.
  • My vocation consists of doing what I love, and not what I am able to tolerate (I get some freedom to actually choose, and not make decisions out of financial desperation).
  • I get to help cultivate the stories of homeless friends, and help them get on their feet.

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