I’ve fallen so far behind on these tags, it’s ridiculous. So here’s me trying to catch up 😛
Holly tagged me in this one a while back. Won’t even say how far it goes. (here’s a link to hers) You should also take a look around her BLOG! Now especially because she has exciting news concerning her new book series that you all need to discover right now! She’s a talented writer & a beautiful person. You’re bound to be inspired.
Now, onto the tag 🙂
Let’s work our way up to my number one goal. We’ll keep it at six. Cause my real bucket list is closer to one hundred 😉
WRITE / COMPOSE A BROADWAY MUSICAL:
This has been something I’ve been working on since I was 17. It’s grown a bit since then, the concept is solid. I have some lyrics written. It would be amazing to realize this goal one day. But I’m also a realist, and a broadway musical is no easy feat. We’ll see where this goes.
WRITE AN ANIMATED MUSICAL FEATURE FILM:
This is another one that I’ve been working on. There’s a trend so far isn’t there! I love Disney movies (Beauty and the Beast & The Lion King are among my top 25 favourite movies of all time!) and want to create something that can touch hearts like those have touched mine. I have the idea for this one with a female protagonist and some song titles, though not the lyrics yet. It’s still an idea, but one I hope to accomplish — I think it’ll be an easier achievement than number 5 at any rate.
DIRECT ONE OF MY SCREENPLAYS:
Here’s a fun fact I’m not sure I’ve mentioned before. I’ve written and directed a short film with my sister. It was a week’s experience that was enlightening and inspiring. And while I don’t have the directing bug per se, I do hope to one day direct one of my screenplays. I have a few that I’m writing at the moment, and I’ll be shipping them off soon in hope of representation, but there’s an idea I have for a High Fantasy film that I would kind of love to film one day. But again, we’ll see.
START A LITERACY PROGRAM FOR YOUTH:
I was fortunate. I was born to a family in a country where I could learn to read and write at a young age, where my creativity was fostered and encouraged, where I was allowed to cultivate my imagination and pursue my bliss.
I want to bring the possibility to more people. I want to be able to create safe places where youth can gather and express their creativity. Books are powerful because they broaden our horizons, because they impart knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Everyone should be able to read. That is what drives me towards this goal. It’s a doozy, yes. But it’s also of the utmost importance to me!
OPEN UP A PRODUCTION/PUBLICATION COMPANY:
Yep, this is a big one! It’s one my sister and I have been playing with for some time. We know how hard it is for writers to be published and we hope to start a company that can facilitate the spread of more unique novels & movies that are silenced too often. It’s a large dream, but it’s also one that’s very strong in our hearts. We want to embrace voices with stories to tell and not silence them. Hopefully, this one won’t be too long in the making. We’re just waiting for our goose with the golden eggs.
FINISH WRITING & PUBLISH MY FIRST FANTASY SERIES:
I was tempted not to include this on the list, because I’m close to publishing the first one. When I say close, I mean I could publish it easily before the end of the year if I wasn’t looking for a literary agent. And I’m considering it. I really am. But I want to see what the reaction is by the industry. If I get enough nos, I’ll say thank you, find a good editor and publish it independent style. In any case, Pirate Eyes marks not only the start of The Cerastone Quartet, but the start of a larger series I’m calling The Shiliarthan Chronicles. I have quite a few novels planned & outlined in this universe. It’s a large undertaking. There’s a lot of mythology to deal with, but I love this world that I’ve created and I hope that people may one day be able to escape to it too!
I know most people have already made their Writer’s Bucket List, but if you haven’t yet, please do and please feel free to share it here. Also, make sure to post it on Twitter if you have an account and include #writersbucketlist in the tweet.
Have a most beautiful day and never stop pursuing your dreams. I believe in you! Why not believe in yourself!
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,