Authors, what do you wish?

For me, being an author is a wish come true. I get to spend most of my time playing make believe. Well, not most of my time. Some of my time. A little of my time. The truth is I end up spending more time being an author and less time writing.

It seems selfish to wish for anything more, but I daydream a lot so I do. I’m not even talking about the movie deals or bestseller lists kind of wishes.

I wish I could spend more time writing and less time marketing.

I wish I didn’t always have to worry about blogging.

I wish I didn’t have to resort to spammy type tweets – because now matter how clever and unspamlike we think they are, they’re annoying someone somewhere.

My list goes on like this but I want to hear from other authors. If you were to find some magic monkey’s paw that granted you three wishes, what would they be. Ignore the fact that the monkey paw from the story granted wishes with curses. That’s not the case with this little hypothetical. Nope. Totally curse free wishes.

So, what’s on your wish list? Put them in the comments.

Maybe all of us together can figure out how to make some of them come true.



  1. I have so many, but time sticks out the most. I’d love the time to write and then ability to make a living at it. And when I say time, I mean the guilt free time you get from those around you where you don’t feel badly that you are taking away from people in order to spend a few hours of your day in your head.

    • Elyse, I’ve been struggling with this all summer. The kids have been here and making sure they have a fun summer and I still make progress has been tricky.

  2. That’s an easy one. To earn enough from writing, to enable me to quit the day job, to spend more time writing!

    • I thought having all day would mean more time to write. It’s turned into more time to worry about selling books. I hate that. I just want to write.

  3. I have a problem with what I call “Maker’s Guilt.”

    I feel like if I’m not writing, blogging, making something for the blog, or marketing, then I’m wasting valuable time. Which is partly true, but damn if I don’t just need to waste some time sometimes…

    The kicker is that I enjoy all the things I feel guilty for not doing. So wishes wise, I just wish I had more guilt free time to make/build/write/design all the stuff that’s in my head all the time.

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