An author’s journey…

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I’ve decided on world domination,
It’s a logical move, don’t you think?
For it has to be better than housework
Or slaving away at the sink.

‘Cause I’ve had it with laundry and cleaning,
After decades of doing the stuff,
And I’ve come to a point in the journey
Where I feel I should say, ‘That’s enough.’

I have much better use for my efforts,
I have daydreams I want to come true,
And there’s no way that’s going to happen
If I just sit and mope and feel blue.

So I sharpened my pen and my diction,
(And then chewed on its end for a while),
I should probably start writing fiction
Or perhaps ancient tales of the Nile?

Which is all very well but be honest,
There are thousands of stories out there…
So it’s back to the drawing board thinking…
‘Cause I must have a story to share.

So I stocked up on biscuits and coffee,
(In default of an IV infusion),
And debated the problem profoundly
In a dark state of bookish seclusion.

Now meanwhile the dog joined the action
And she published a book of her own;
Now while she answers mail from her fan club
I go out for our walks all alone!

Perhaps I should publish the poems?
Though I wondered if they would be read…
But then Don and Wen were created…
So we wrote their adventures instead!

The story runs wild on the hilltops,
And mudslides in inclement weather,
And traces a mystical pathway
That laughingly leads through the heather.

We plunge deep into the Dark Ages,
And follow the hawks when they’ve flown,
We walk ancient tracks and chase symbols
That lead to the ley and the stone.

We’re having such fun in the writing,
We travel the land far and wide,
(And diligently check all the pubs out)
To find where the mysteries hide.

But to further the stated intention
And with world domination in view,
We need to be bestselling authors
To make all those daydreams come true.

But hang on, what’s that in the email?
There’s something I seem to have missed…
The first book I ever had published
Was up on a bestsellers list?

Now of course such success is illusion…
It is just a brief flash in the pan
But it just goes to show about daydreams…
If you dream you can do it… you can!

(Author’s note: Just a small word of caution:
While such moments feel truly terrific…
When dreaming of world domination…
You really must be more specific!

The ‘Bestselling Author’ was lovely,
And ‘Award Winning Poet’ is too…
But a dream must be really consistent
To make all those wishes come true!

So get back to the keyboard, no shirking,
Or get down on your knees for reviews
And get that old grey matter working,
… And stay on good terms with your Muse!)


*The world domination was Stuart’s idea really**…

** It’s a good one though…

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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29 Responses to An author’s journey…

  1. Ritu says:

    Well to get that best seller status is a start!!
    Well done Sue!! You’ll do it again, I’m sure!!!

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  2. besonian says:

    Excellent! – to quote Mister Burns. And you give Pam Ayres a run for her money, Sue.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Great poem Sue. One best seller is just the beginning………………. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author and commented:
    A poem on writing from the amazing Sue Vincent!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Congrats on the awards, Sue- incentive to go after that gold star!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. joylennick says:

    Excellent, clever and so musical to read, Sue. Well done you…xx

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Lyn Horner says:

    You go girl! Love your poem and congrats for the best seller!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Yes! I’m sure the fountain is flowing as I write. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  9. You’ve gotta be better than the current crop. Go for it!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. CassKim_writes says:

    That was so cute and great!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. jenanita01 says:

    Wonderful news, Sue, and such a lovely poem to commemorate the occasion…

    Liked by 1 person

  12. dgkaye says:

    Congrats Sue! And maybe it should be called ‘word’ domination. 🙂 xx

    Liked by 1 person

  13. You are such an incredible writer of everything. What an inspiration!


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