Thursday, September 1, 2011

When I'm a Famous Author

My mom is pretty much the biggest positive affirmation believer you could ever meet. So, I grew up in a constant slew of discussions on the benefits of daydreaming and positive thinking. Plus, being a writer, I got an extra dose of daydreaminess. Since I often find myself caught up in these fun visions of the future, I thought it would be a cool weekly meme. As writers, we so often hear the negative stuff, about how few writers really make it, etc. And it's really easy to get sucked into this, and think, "Yeah, I probably won't make it." Because then our hopes never get too high. But, honestly? Most of us want to be published. And we probably want to be really successful at it. It's that little glimmer of hope within that keeps us plugging ahead through all the rejection we face.

So, why not step out of our comfort zones and try a fun positive visualization each week? Let that writery side of you take over and think "what if?" It could be something small. Like, "When I'm a famous author, I'm going to buy gourmet brownies from this website that was featured on Food TV."

Or, it could be something big. For instance, "When I'm a famous author, I'm going to be friends with Charlaine Harris. And then she's going to introduce me to Joe Manganiello, who plays her character Alcide Herveaux in True Blood."

Oh yeah, I'm married... but hey, it would be fun to meet him, right? When I'm a famous author.... So. I'm going to post my daydreams every Monday, since Monday is typically a sucko day (first day back to work and all that). It'll be a nice way to start the week. I do hope you'll share your daydreams with me, and even post your own pics on your blog if you want! We'll start the daydreamingest, smilingest, funnest meme ever.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday!

15 comments:

  1. What a great idea, Alexia. I've promised our kitties that as soon as I earn out my first advance, it's Blue Wilderness cat food for everyone four legged. :)

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  2. That's an awesome idea :) When I'm a famous author, there shall be a video game based on my books :P

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  3. OMG, those brownies look amazing. I'm just going to pretend I didn't read the part about the pumpkin, K? (Cuz we're daydreaming and stuff.)

    And while we're daydreaming, when I become a famous author, I'm going to buy my husband that retirement home with the 12 acre lake.

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  4. Lovely idea, Alexia. I love that positive thinking approach.

    Btw..I had a tiny bite of that brownie. Hope you don't mind ;)

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  5. When I'm a famous author I want my own movie theater. With free popcorn and Hot Tamales.

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  6. What a great idea! When I am a famous author I will be buying a house with a secret garden : D

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  7. Ooh those brownies look yum!

    Well I was hit by an awesome daydream the other day. I was sitting at one of the tables in my Student Center, people watching. My attention settled on a person reading a bestseller.

    Suddenly I knew that one day I would walk up to a random stranger reading my book and strike up a conversation with them, just to see how long it would take them to figure out it's me who wrote it. :-D

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  8. When I am a famous author, I will smile big, sigh, and then write another book!

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  9. Ooh, when I've a famous author - you won't be able to see for my blinding smile... ;-) Happy days. Also, I'll have multiple villas across the globe with many, many writing rooms to gaze out the window of and write to my hearts content and yes, definitely a private theatre room. And some fast cars. Best get writing then!

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  10. Great idea! It is fun to daydream. And Mondays are indeed sucko. lol
    My daydreams don't involve hotties right now... mine are simply not having to work a day job so I can write and blog and parent all day every day. See, that's not a lot to ask, is it?? Independent wealth is my shiny, mouth-watering day dream. Ahhhh......

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  11. It's so easy to fall into a pit of negativity, I think a little bit of positive thinking is a great thing. Lord knows I need it.

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  12. HEY, I'll go for some of those brownies. Yum. I suppose they'd have to be gluten-free for me, though. But if I'm rich and famous, I'll be able to afford even that, right? ;o) How lovely that your mom was so affirming and supportive! Sweet.

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  13. Cool blog post. Those brownies look and sound soooo delicious! I want one now!

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  14. Pumpkin spiced brownies. Interesting.

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  15. Love, Love, Love Alcide. I'm not sure I'd be able to speak in complete sentences if I met the actor.

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