Here's the question from BronzeAge.ph: When we visualize our success as writers, we usually have "career pegs." Whose career do you wish you had?
My first reaction was: J.K. Rowling.
|J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House. |
Photo by Daniel Ogren.
The next writer that came to mind was Jane Hirshfield.
|In "Come, Thief," Jane Hirshfield reflects on the landmarks of a life, including the fact that she found true love at age 49. Photo by VOA - A. Philipps.|
But in the end, I'll have to refer to another writer that I've never read: Julianna Baggott...only because she writes so poignantly about being a writer, a mother, and a professional. She says: "Put your elbows out, protect your time. "
|This is Julianna Baggott, pen names: Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. Picture from www.english.fsu.edu.|
Career....calling...I don't know what the right word is. I look at the lives of each of these women (whose names all coincidentally start with J) and I can see some facet of their writerly lives that inspires me.
Once again...thanks for the question Indie Books and BronzeAge.ph. These are great reflections for me and a good way to inspire myself and others to keep writing.
And a big Thank You to Indie Books for featuring my poetry book in their e-newsletter today! :-)