Reality sucks. Right? Not always, but let's be honest, most of the time, reality reeks worse than rotten chicken gizzards inside a sauna. I'm not talking about all aspects of life, but referring more to the things we hear--things concerning our writing careers. They go something like this..."Only one in a kabillion books make it to the bestseller's list." Or, "The likelihood of you getting published isn't likely." Here's a common one, "You'll never make a living as a writer."
If you haven't heard at least one of the above dream-killers, I promise it isn't because it hasn't been said. Oh yes, someone has said all of them behind your back while rolling their eyes. On more than one occasion, no lie. And here's what I have to say to that, "Whoopidy doooodle dooo!" So what if our making the bestseller's list is far-fetched?!?! Who cares if a cow has a better chance of being eaten by a dinosaur?!?! DON'T LET THE ODDS GET INSIDE YOUR HEAD!!!
BE A DREAMER!!!! BE A BELIEVER!!!! If we don't BELIEVE in our dreams, then the dream-killers win. Once we start thinking like them, we forfeit our chance to be great. WE LOSE!!!! THEY WIN!!!! GAME OVER!!!! YES I'M WRITING IN CAPS AND USING LOTS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!! THIS IS SERIOUS, FOLKS!!!!
I don't care if you're reading this and have written 20 novels. You can't predict how my journey will end. You didn't write my story, so step aside and watch me fulfill my dreams. Who's with me?!?!
All right, if this didn't pump you up, READ IT AGAIN!!!! Until next time, happy writing!