Reader Friday: Wish Posted on July 22, 2016 by James Scott Bell If your could wake up tomorrow with one gift or talent that operates to the max, what would you choose?
Off the top of my head I’d say the gift of having so much charisma no one could say no to me. 😎
Hmm…I’d love to be able to sing like Christina Aguilera.
I’d want to be an accomplished musician — piano and guitar.
Patricia, I always fantasize about being able to play jazz piano … But I also want to be able to fly.
If I could borrow from King Solomon, Wisdom.
I was going to say wrestle alligators. But I realized that I’ve never actually wrestled an alligator, and may already have a talent for it. So I’m going to go with an ability to tone down the critical voices in my head–and not just the writing ones.
may already have a talent for it
This cries out for further explanation.
I saw a guy at the DuQuoin State Fair wrestle an alligator. It looked interesting. I’d never written a book before I wrote one, and it seems to be working out okay. Maybe alligators would, too! ; )
I have never been able to draw. I would love to have artistic abilities. Even more though, I would most wish for a successful novelist career. I am working toward this end. I expect it to be difficult. I will put in the work. I am coming to the writing world late in life, but I believe as long as there is breath in me, I can work toward that goal. Nothing worthwhile comes easily, if it did, everyone would do it. There are so many that say they want to do it, but they aren’t willing to put in the work to get there.