Ulterior Motives

Writing is a creative process and at the heart of creativity is self-expression – but sharing my ideas with the world isn’t enough to get me out of bed every single day; I do have an ulterior motive that drives me forward with more passion than self-expression ever could.

I’m twenty-six years old as I write this. I don’t have any education – beyond highschool – in English or in Creative Writing. I don’t have a lot of money or existing fame. I don’t have more access than most people in a first world country, and yet I have managed to write and publish books, and to do it with a positive response. In mine own eyes, I am successful.

I want my success, my drive and my passion to show others – specifically children, but adults as well – that if there’s something we really, truly want to do, then the whole universe conspires to help us (thanks to Paulo Coelho for that beautiful line).

This is what gets me out of bed in the morning. If I can do it, anyone can. People have looked at me and said to themselves, ‘Maybe I can do that, too.’ It’s for you that I get out of bed in the morning. Thank you.

2 Responses to “Ulterior Motives

  • Successful at 26 is an accomplishment. I am in my 50’s and not yet published. Maybe you will be motivation tomorrow.

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      2 years ago

      Thank you, Rhonda. There’s plenty I haven’t achieved, and all experiences contribute to who we are, right?

      P.S. I found some motivation in the howling wind 🙂

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