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
In case you don’t know what this story’s about, here’s a brief synopsis:
Anaya and her family survived an apocalyptic event by seeking refuge in a city deep underground; however, this safe haven isn’t what it appears to be.
I recently bought a new book from Amazon: Crafting Short Screenplays That Connectby Claudia Hunter Johnson. I wrote two feature-length screenplays (Eternal Bond and Storms of the Heart), but I feel in order to increase my chances of having anything produced I should start with the short screenplay.