Predicting the Future…10 Years from Today #MFRWauthor

 For the #MFRWAuthor 52-Week Blog hop, this week, week 32, we are talking about where I will be in 10 years!

While I predict that some authors are going to have an entire list of goals that they have mapped out, maybe not ten years out, but close enough, I like to believe that my life will be similar to how it is now.
I still want to be writing; learning even more about the writing process with each book that I’ve finished, coming up with more and more story ideas, and falling in love with each character I create.  I have a million ideas that I have written down over the years and several more that are always popping up when I least expect them to (usually when I’m lying in bed trying to sleep, those are when the best ideas hit).  And I plan to take those ideas, well the ones that will work anyway, and keep creating stories that are close to my heart and I hope that others enjoy.
For the longest time, I worked in jobs that were beneficial for other people because I could type fast, or had a talent in making the numbers work in order to save the company money, but I never had a job that I could call fulfilling.
But when I discovered writing and actually wrote my first book, it was as if I discovered who I truly was and what I loved to do.  I should have suspected that I loved writing much sooner in my life after devouring many, many romances in my time.  But it wasn’t until I had been laid off in early 2010 that I truly discovered what I wanted to do with my life.  And I truly couldn’t be happier.  And now that I’ve discovered it and have been writing for awhile, I would never want to do anything else.
So in ten years, I will be in my early 50’s and hopefully (fingers crossed), I will be writing engaging characters that get themselves into situations that my readers will love and those stories will push me to write more.  That is my hope anyway!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!




  1. Meka James - August 11, 2017 @ 9:46 am

    I don’t have major plans for the next 10 years either. My biggest hope is that I’m still leading a happy life with my husband and kids. I enjoy writing and hope that I’ve built a fan base and have people waiting for my next release.

    • Valerie Ullmer - August 11, 2017 @ 10:33 am

      That’s a lofty goal, but as long as you’re still happy, that’s all that matters. Also, I think with each new book you write, you build your fan base bit by bit, so there should be no worries there. But I wish you the best!

  2. Alina K. Field - August 11, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    My goals are very similar, Valerie–keep writing books!

    • Valerie Ullmer - August 11, 2017 @ 11:35 am

      You too, Alina! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Robin Michaela - August 11, 2017 @ 11:48 am

    Me, too – in ten years, I want to be writing (but not working at an outside job). Good luck to you!

    • Valerie Ullmer - August 11, 2017 @ 11:51 am

      Good luck to you, too, Robin!

  4. Ed Hoornaert - August 11, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

    You’re preaching to the choir, Valerie, but I have to say I think that’s a great 10-year goal!

  5. Helen Henderson - August 12, 2017 @ 10:56 am

    Ditto what Ed said. Our characters can keep us young and alive.

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