So often, it seems, the publishing world's corner of the internet is full of posts about how long the process takes, how many surprises there are in store once we land an agent or a book deal, etcetera. It can start to feel discouraging and hopeless. It can become a driving force in our lives, if we choose to make it that way. Let it influence our work ethic and motivation, and so on.
But what is your dream? A book deal? A book on a shelf? A book in your hands with your name on the cover?
Never be afraid to chase your dreams. They just might come true in every way you hoped. They might come true in ways you never thought of but that turn out perfect for you.
The point is, just dream.
I was reading on IMDB the other day (I'm a nerd). Someone had said something about two actors and it left me with a question. So I went to the IMDB page for one of the two and started reading his in-depth biography that's posted there. (By in-depth I mean more than the little bios we authors write for ourselves for the back of our books or our websites.)
It started talking about how this TV show inspired him to become an actor and he pursued it in hopes of one day getting to play the title character. (Can you guess which show I'm talking about?) However many years later, guess what role he landed and played for three or four seasons (is my estimate)?
Don't be afraid to chase your dreams. They just might come true in big ways.
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