An 'American Dream' isn't only a dream to live in America--but dubbed the land of the free, where people can go to make a name for themselves, you can count on me--anyone with a dream to have perhaps a skewed way of looking at America. That means I don't need people telling me "America isn't like that" etc. and quite frankly, I don't need your limitations imposed on me. Well, that's how I see it.
America IS the land of opportunity--it's a huge place, and I know what I want.
I want to attend conventions and talk to people. I want to meet readers and people I've been talking to online for years. I want to inspire people to do whatever it is the hell they want to--and I want them to enjoy it!
They say "if you can make it in America, you can make it anywhere" and this is a saying that I believe! The amount of people who put themselves out there, and I mean REALLY put themselves out there, they're the ones that make it. I think it's the trickle-down effect that happens with America--based wholly on consumerism; they buy, they talk, they buy more... and before you know it, they talk to someone in Australia, someone in Canada, and then someone in the UK. (Yes, I know I'm in the UK, but we're a small place with lots of people. And America is a HUGE place with (I almost typed 'huge people') 317 million people. Growing by the millions yearly.)
That's what I want. I want people. I want a name. I want recognition--and if I didn't say that, I would be lying, but I'm not going to apologize for wanting to be noticed. I'm not narcissistic, I'm ambitious--and some people won't admit that they want more from life, mainly for fear of failing and not getting more.
Some Facts About Me...
I'm 21. I'm in my final year of university. I read a lot--everything. I've published three books, one short story collection, and a poetry collection--so far! I have four tattoos--one of which is a Shakespeare quote, and I plan on getting more tattoos. A caffeine addiction--*cough* Starbucks, so I'm fine. An allergy to cats, but also a love for them.
Goals As An Author...
I want to be on some fancy shmancy list--New York Times, USA Today etc. they're often unrealistic, but that's only if you tell yourself they are. I'm not going to delude myself into thinking that I deserve to be on one of the lists, but I want to be on one. I also want a book to be turned into a film or TV series--to show the people in the world who don't read, a world from which you created, is something that is a goal, but also a dream I think America can make become a reality. I also want to be able to fully financially support myself from writing. Those are long term goals. If I'm looking short term, then I want to keep on writing and releasing books--and I will do that for the rest of my life.
What's YOUR American Dream?