I daydreamed all the time as a child…and now as an adult. Show me a writer who doesn’t! When my fictional, extremely sophisticated, and artistic parents (who happened to be disgustingly wealthy) never showed up to rescue me from those people they left me with, I moved on. One of my favorite daydreams was what I like to call Celebrity Conversations. These are the conversations I would have with the people I admired.
ML: “Marsha, welcome to the Today Show. I may call you Marsha?”
Me, waving my hand and smiling indulgently: “Of course, Matt, and thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here.”
ML: “I have to say I’ve looked forward to this for some time. You’re a bestselling author; every book you’ve written seems to turn to gold. There is also some rumors circulating that you might collaborate with Stephen King and J.K. Rowling?”
Me: “Oh, I don’t know about that. We hang out from time to time. Row had that major writer’s block for a while; I mean how do you top Harry Potter for Pete’s sake? So she bounces ideas off me from time to time. And Steve…well, he just needs someone to be supportive. When you think about monsters all day it helps to talk to someone who keeps it real, ya know?”
ML: “Sure, we certainly all need that. You do write riveting, life changing novels. Is that what you intended? And how do you feel about that?”
Me: “Well, I feel pretty great about it actually. I wanted to make a contribution to the world with my stories, and I feel I’ve done that.”
ML: “Who or what do you credit your success to?”
Me: “My family definitely, my agent who is incredible, and of course a blog community that is made up of the most awesome, supportive people I have ever met.”
ML: “Really? How did they help with your success?”
Me: “By encouraging me to continue! By offering advice and friendship and expecting nothing in return. Every success we achieved, we did it together. We proved it is possible to obtain your dreams if you never give up and I could not have done it without them.”
ML: “Where does Marsha Sigman go from here? What is your next step?”
Me: “To continue of course! For as long as possible, writing is my life and I have a lot to say.” I laugh modestly.
Fade to black…
This makes me happy. So what did you daydream about when you were a child? And if you could have a conversation with anyone, who would it be?