As a writer, my aspirations have been something along these lines:
Finish a story
Write a whole novel
Write something that feels really good and exciting
Have someone else read it
Have someone other than a friend or family member comment favourably
Now I've been published, it turns out that there are a whole new list of aspirations to go with it. Like:
See my ebook on Amazon
Have someone buy it
Get a good review
See the print proof, fondle it lovingly
See the paperback available on line
All done, all very satisfying but here's the best one of all:
See my book in a bookshop
It's in the Ebb and Flo Bookshop, 12 Gillibrand Street, Chorley http://ebbandflobookshop.com/
And yes, I did have to bribe the proprietor, or at least speak kindly to her. But it's there for you all to buy.
Now my aspirations are taking another notch upwards.
I'm examining the weekly top 50 sales chart in the Bookseller, for example
I'm also checking my Amazon sales every ten minutes
It's all very exciting, and, best of all, only just beginning.
Due Diligence (Jenny Parker)