“I call people rich when they’re able to meet the requirements of their imagination.” -Henry James
I feel a sort of kindred spirit in this quote. I have always been drawn to other imaginative, creative types. I feel like having an active, probing imagination holds so much more value than so many people want to believe. Some people mistakenly equate value with profitability, and that can lead to frustration, depression, and worse feelings. Some of the most brilliant writers ever known to mankind only achieve “profit” from their imaginations posthumously.
A lot of people ask me, “Why do you keep writing if it’s made you little to no money so far?”
Well, I believe there is more value in my writing than just profitability. I find value in dedicating myself to what I believe is my true calling. I am looking for ways to discover more about myself in my writing. I am exploring my faith and my beliefs in my writing. I am trying to find ways to better serve God with this gift He gave me. I’ll discuss that more in tomorrow’s post.
I feel like God gave us imaginations so that we can fulfill our potential and glorify Him, and that’s what I’m seeking to do in my future as a writer.
All the best, and may God bless y’all!
Chelsea C. Moye