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I'm a little late posting today because I've been drooling over the web pages for BookExpo America, New York Book Week, and the Book Blogger Convention like a kid with a Sears Wish Book before Christmas. I'd love to go to any-- or all-- of them, but I'm not ready financially or in my career, which leads me to this week's post.
Back in September, I read an awesome blog post about having a concrete image of your dream. (Sorry, I can't remember who posted this originally. If any of you know, please link.) The writer offered her concrete image as an example. She went to a book conference and an author came in with an arm-load of her books to give away. That visual became the blogger's concrete image. She wanted to be the author with the arm-load of books.
So, I offer you my concrete images:
1. The original: In college a professor put one of her books on the reading list. Normally that seems self-serving, but she told us that all the proceeds from the book were donated to charity. She received no financial reimbursement from her work. I want to be a writer who can donate the sales of books to a charity.
2. Tonight's image: I want to be one of the book professionals who can go to these awesome conferences, feel like she belongs, and write it off on taxes.
If you had to pick a concrete image, what would it be?
P.S. I'll add my first fiction post in the coming week. Gulp!