What do you want to be?

A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. ~Samuel McChord Crothers, “Every Man’s Natural Desire to Be Somebody Else” The Dame School of Experience, 1920

Sometimes it’s hard for me to decide what I want to do with my writing…I have absolutely and totally fallen in love with poetry over the last few years but I also want to go back to writing my chick-lit book which I stopped writing mid-sentence two years ago. The problem for me is that I want to do everything, learn all I can about writing, writers, poets, poetry and creativity, maybe teach in the very near future, write a book or two or three, write my blog, get my MFA in Creative Writing. How do you decide what you want to do with your writing? Did you make a decision one way or another? How will next year be different than the previous years in your journey as a writer? Did you make any writing goals in 2008 that you are carrying over to 2009? Or is 2009 a brand new year with its own agenda? Inquiring minds want to know…
The Writing Nag

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