Not Giving Up on a Dream

Just like any career, being a writer has its ups and downs. It has taken a very long time to call myself a writer. Most people think of me as a stay at home mom first (and rightly so). Writing isn't considered a profession until you sell books and a lot of them. 

I used to question, "Can't everyone write? Doesn't everyone have a vivid imagination?" If that were true then I guess no one would get paid, and it wouldn't be considered a career.

Currently, I am writing for a school curriculum company. Children are holding my writing in their hands, and that is an amazing feeling. I handle social media for a church, and it is gives a sense of accomplishment to help those that are helping others. My eBook was written to help parents potty train with less stress. 

All of this is wonderful, but I am hungry for more. There is a manuscript saved to my desktop that is ready to be published. Sure, I could hire an illustrator and publish the book myself. There is just something alluring about getting a book deal from a publisher.

To date, I have received five rejection letters. Although it's almost impossible not to take the letters personal, I have to keep submitting. My determination is stronger than my bruised ego. So, I research more publishers and keep a running log of when and to whom I have submitted my manuscript. I don't want to give up. I can't give up on my dream. 

Do you have a dream that you are working toward? Have you succeeded in reaching a dream despite failed attempts?


1 comment:

  1. Keep dreaming, Amanda - for no other reason than that we get to see it come to fruition and feel inspired too!