For some writers, there are no greater honors than someday being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, or the Pulitzer. For others, the dream hasn’t been reached unless they have received a top spot on the NY Times Best Seller list. Others want sold-out arenas where ever they go, or a loyal fan base of over 5,000 followers.
I’ve got an unconventional set of dreams (or goals if you prefer) that do not match any of these scenarios. In no particular order, here they are:
- Writing for a sitcom: I always wanted to write for a sitcom. Having the power to write funny lines or situations for actors quite frankly sounds like a lot of fun. Unless you’re Tina Fey, likely most people won’t ever know you wrote them, but that doesn’t matter. Turning on Netflix years from now to watch an episode of something funny that you wrote just seems cool.
- Writing for Sesame Street: I watch a lot of Sesame Street, and I’ve gotta tell you, it’s gotten even better over the years. The fact that they’ve now merged pop culture with children’s learning is sheer brilliance. The jokes don’t stop coming, and yet, you learn a lot. This is definitely something I want to do in the future.
- Re-writing my novel for a movie: This is pretty self-explanatory. I’d love to see one of my novels as a movie, preferably indie. I’d also love to have control over the casting of my characters.
Okay, okay, so they all have to do with my writing for a more visual medium. I probably wouldn’t want to do it for an extended period of time (it sounds exhausting) but I bet it would make for a serious change of pace.
What are some odd writing goals that you have?