Dreams and Reality

How realistic is it to dream big as a writer?  What if you want to sell a million copies of your book or have a big-time producer interested in your script?  In a world where there seems to be more writers than readers, how is this realistic?

What do you do?  Should you give up on those dreams, or just dream smaller?

Everyone need their dreams no matter how unrealistic they are.   To shun them is like death to the artist within you; it would only invite misery and at times even chaos.

So, screw it.  Go ahead, dream big or dream small.   The game-changer?  You need to act on those dreams.  They won’t happen by themselves.  It takes work; lots of it.  It won’t be easy.  The path to success won’t be straight.  The key to all is to never give up.  It may take a year. Heck, it may even take ten years!  Just keep plugging at it no matter what.

“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.”-Mary Manin Morrissey

“Life is never easy for those who dream.”-Robert James Walker


  1. Hi Carrie Ann. Thanks for visiting my blog. I think you’re right about not giving up. It literally took me decades to find a publisher for one of my books. I’m glad I hung in there! 🙂


  2. I can hear your frustration. The “how” is different for each writer. It an apprenticeship, a journey that is life-long. For many, “success” doesn’t happen overnight. All I can say is don’t give up. Keep writing and keep submitting. Find a group or community of writers to get involve with for support especially when you get discouraged with the whole thing. You’re not alone!


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