Sit and think about your dream writing life. What does it entail? Do you spend vast parts of your days writing and taking trips and spending time in the library to research and experience the world to which you will write about? Are you a novelist? An essayist? A poet? A screenwriter? A playwright? All of the above?
What do you SEE? And just as important: what do you WANT?
It's not good enough to simply have these visions and wants locked inside your mind. You need to DECLARE them - to yourself and to others.
When we declare, we
1. make known or state clearly, esp. in explicit or formal terms;
2. announce officially; proclaim: to declare a state of emergency;
3. state emphatically: He declared that the allegation was a lie;
4. manifest; reveal; show ("Declare" - dictionary.com)
Take out a sheet of paper, and number it from 1 to 5 for starters (you may have more than five declarations, but let's start here.)
After each number, write "I".
Each of these "Is" will begin a declarative statement about you and your writing desires.
Some of us may think it's not very humble to go off declaring all over the place, but this isn't about you simply tooting your horn. You are affirming what you know to be true.
Once you have written your declarations and have announced them, then you must plan to achieve them. What are you going to do, what action are you going to put into motion so that you can realize your declarations?
Nothing comes to fruition without a declaration of it and then a plan to obtain it. Having these two things will practically guarantee your literary success.
What are YOUR writing declarations? What is your plan to make your declarations reality?