Today I went to Starbucks where I spend most of the time reading but also writing a bit. I felt like doing that today, since I went out with some friends last night and really needed a nice relaxing day.
I realize now that I have come pretty far when it comes to my writing. All I need now is to make a plan on how to:
1) Become a published writer
2) Become a freelance magazine/newspaper writer
Having a plan on what you want is, for me anyway, very important. It makes it easier to do what you need to do, in order to achieve your goal. Also it might feel a lot easier to make these small goals that you know are actually realistic to archive. So instead of being overwhelmed by having to do a lot at the same time, you can divide your plan into small pieces. So, what I am going to do is to make a plan, which has these steps I need to follow in order to fulfill my dream.
My departure is coming up really fast now, and besides finishing my thesis I still have some things that I want to do in Paris, so I am starting to get a bit stressed now I must admit. However, I know that Paris is a big part of my inspiration so I will try to use that as much as possible before I leave the city and go back home. My plan is to go to as many exhibitions ect. as possible and review them as was I, in fact a freelance magazine writer. The first one will be an exhibition on photos from around the time when Marcel Proust lived in Paris. The museum is called “Musée Albert- Kahn” and is situated in the west of Paris. Albert Kahn was a French banker and philanthropist who spend a future sending a group of photographers to more than 50 countries, in order to document various events in the world.
Read more about him and the museum on the website: http://www.albertkahn.co.uk/about.html and see some of the photos here: http://www.information.dk/fotobloggen/319049
I hope that I will be able to go to the museum tomorrow, either way I will definitely have the review ready by the end of the week.
I know that archiving what I want is not going to be easy. I know that the road to it is long and might be filled with obstacles. However I feel confident enough to take on these obstacles, and I truly believe that I will be able to fulfill another dream of mine.
My road to become a published writer is a bit more straight forward, though just as equally difficult. I have just finished writing 7508 words in my short story, which might turn into a novel instead. I am not sure yet, it depends on where the story leads me. But right now I just can´t seem to stop writing on it, so who knows?