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November 13th, 2012 by Sasha White
Dream Project….is there such a thing?

Our Theme Week subject is Dream Projects….and it’s created some interesting posts. The question is, what would you write if you could write anything…meaning if time, money, market…whatever didn’t matter. If there were no other considerations, what would would you work on?

Diana took the view that every project is a dream project because she loves writing… Carrie’s touches on this too, and I found after reading her post yesterday, that I could almost just type “Ditto”. LOL

By that I mean, I do love what I write, but there are times when I get ideas that don’t fit with the career path I’m on, on the obligations I have. Then there’s times when I have no obligations, or contracts, and too many ideas that I love and I can’t decide. Plus, like Ken says in his Saturday post I have a bit of a yen to try my hand at a screenplay, but haven;t come up with the right idea for one just yet.

All in all, when I really sit here and think about what my Dream Project is, it’s the one that will touch readers. Let me try to explain this. Have you ever read a book that made you laugh out loud? Or cry tears for the pain the characters feel? That’s my Dream Project. I want to write that book.

To me, there is nothing like getting a letter from a reader who tells me something in one of my stories struck a deep chord within them. Sometimes I strive to keep things light and fun and sexy, and others I aim to push the envelope with a bit of kink or a character who’s not the most sympathetic, but I rarely strive to hit readers on a gut-wrenching level that makes a story unforgettable. My dream project is the one that takes me there when writing it, and hopefully hits readers the same way. And you know what? I think the idea simmering in my skull for the last few months just might be it. :)

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4 comments to “Dream Project….is there such a thing?”

  1. Jen FitzGerald
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     · November 13th, 2012 at 10:02 am · Link

    Ditto on your dream project, Sasha. I’ve read emotion-wringing stories that I couldn’t put down, that I snuck minutes out of my day to get that much farther in, and when it was over, I was completely exhausted but wanted to immediately re-read it. Stories that were so well done I felt completely inadequate to ever equal.

    That’s the book I want to write. :|



  2. Regina Richards
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     · November 13th, 2012 at 10:55 am · Link

    My dream project is whatever I’m working on at the moment. Writing for me is not a job. I have one of those already that I love: wife and mother. Writing is about joy. I write for myself and so I only write what pleases me. My whole life is about taking care of other people. Writing is the way I take care of me.



  3. Sasha White
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     · November 13th, 2012 at 7:15 pm · Link

    Exactly. And really, I try to make every project into that, so I guess I’m always working on my dream project. ;)



  4. Sasha White
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     · November 13th, 2012 at 7:16 pm · Link

    That’s a great attitude, and a fabulous way of looking at it. :D



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