This month IWSG question is: if you could backtrack and do things differently as a writer, would you?
Wow, this is a loaded question. One I have pondered on and wondered about from time to time. Who hasn’t? Especially now that I’m in my mid (ish) 40s, this question keeps popping up in my mind.
My first inclination is to say “Yes!”
I’d have attended SUNY Potsdam (only) majoring in Journalism instead of bouncing around at least six different colleges and ending up with a degree in Physical Education (which I barely used).
As a journalist, I would have traveled the world. In this reality, I’ve only visited one other country…Canada.
Perhaps I’d even started my own magazine or newspaper company. Or, maybe even branched off into the publishing industry and became an editor or something.
And just perhaps I’d ended up living in Boston (one of my fave cities) where I’d pen my first and break-through novel that landed me on the New York Times’ Bestselling List.
If I’d done all the above, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
As a writer. As a poet.
Living on a small farmstead in eastern North Dakota of all places 🙂 Writing full-time at home.
I’m richly blessed. I don’t think I would give this life up to relive it as a different person. It’s nice to dream about it, but that’s it, just a dream.
I like this reality better.
What about you? If you had the opportunity to go back and do anything differently as a writer, would you do it?