IWSG: Living the Dream.

This month for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, I thought I’d join in on the fun for the optional question. The question being: – how would you describe your future writer self, your life, what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream?

Firstly, if I were able to live my writing dream, I would be living off my writing, my husband could finally retire (his dream in life) and we would buy/build our dream home in Tasmania. This dream home would consist of a few acres and preferably (for me, at least), be near the coast so I can go for long walks along the beach, swim, and listen to the sound of waves crashing upon the shore as I go to sleep at night.

Yes, okay, this isn’t me.

Gone will be the days of having my desk set up between the living room and the kitchen because my dream home would also consist of a suitable office. Of-course this room will have a gorgeous view, complete with window seat, to help my muse find inspiration (okay, daydream), and where I will no doubt leave papers scattered everywhere so that I can just leave them ready for the next day and close the door. No interruptions!

Why yes doctor, I would like some privacy.

I would be able to afford trips around the country and overseas whenever I felt the need to explore, research and meet new people. My ideal destinations are too numerous to go into detail here, but I think you get the idea.

The muse can take some time to kick in!

And of course, I wouldn’t be able to afford such a lifestyle if I wasn’t a prolific, nationally and internationally bestselling indie author. 😉

This reality won’t change though!

How would you describe your future writer self? What would your life look and feel like if you were living the dream?

The purpose of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.

Main image courtesy of Pixabay

14 thoughts on “IWSG: Living the Dream.

  1. My future writer self would have a better desk! Seriously. My desk is in a cold corner in the winter, and even during the summer the chair is too uncomfortable to sit in for very long. I know I should move the desk and get a better chair now, but I’m having trouble spending the money on a venture that doesn’t make any money (well, at least not yet!).

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/12/2019 — 2:59 am

      I’m sorry to hear that Priscilla and I hope you manage to get an upgrade real soon. I know what you mean, though, for it’s only fairly recently that I’ve got a new (standing) desk and a new chair. My husband bought them both, knowing how important writing is to me, so I consider myself very lucky.

  2. If I have too much of a view, I’d never get anything done. 🙂

    I do love having my own little office and being able to close the door on my mess. Although, there’s glass/windows in the doors so not sure how well that actually works. 🙂

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/12/2019 — 3:02 am

      Hi Madeline. I don’t know how much writing I’d get done either with a good view. Perhaps, I’d need to record my ideas as they came to me. It might be quicker! 😉

  3. This sounds like a great dream! Fingers crossed you make it a reality. How amazing would that be?
    Love your gifs and captions LOL.

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/12/2019 — 3:08 am

      Thanks, Julie. Yes, I’d really love this dream to come true. It would be wonderful! 😉

  4. mlouisebarbourfundyblue 04/12/2019 — 4:41 pm

    An awesome, most enjoyable dream, Debbie! I hope it comes true! Love the Tom Hanks gif ~ LOL! I write at my kitchen counter between the kitchen and the breakfast nook. I have a study, but I’ve found I like being in the middle of everything. Happy writing in December!

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/12/2019 — 3:19 am

      Thank you! I’d love to have a study, but I think now the kids are finally used to seeing me sitting at my desk. Once I put those headphones on and start tapping madly upon the keyboard, they recognise I’m not to be disturbed. 😉 Thanks for stopping by and happy writing to you, too!

  5. That sounds lovely. Let’s hope….

    Anna from elements of emaginette

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/12/2019 — 3:20 am

      Thanks, Anna. I live in hope! 😉

  6. The places are different, but otherwise your dream sounds a lot like mine.

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/12/2019 — 3:22 am

      Great minds Janet! Let’s hope we get to live it one day. 😉

  7. I like your dream. A lot 🙂

    1. Debbie Johansson 05/12/2019 — 4:37 am

      Thanks, Lynda! 😉

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close