Day 91: Dreaming, Wishing, Hoping, Planning

As writers, we spend a lot of time in our heads.  We create characters, entire worlds, exciting scenes and situations, and plot stories and books…all in our heads.  There is nothing wrong with dreaming, wishing, hoping, and planning but somewhere along the line, we have to stop and take action…in the real world.  We have to dream otherwise we couldn’t come up with all of the story ideas that we do.  Wishing and hoping keep the dreams alive.  And planning definitely has to happen but we tend to get caught up in the planning and never get past it.  I’ve always enjoyed planning things but it’s so much fun…the anticipation and excitement…that I stay there too long.  Breathing life into that plan can be a daunting task but it’s what we have to do if we want all of those dreams we’re dreaming to come true.  Our lives are not Disney movies with fairy godmothers waving their wands and granting our wishes.  But that would be awesome, wouldn’t it?  We have to be our own fairy godmother.  We have that magic within us otherwise we wouldn’t have dreams to make real.  We have to tap into that vein of magic that flows through each of us and start manifesting those things we’ve been planning.  And we cannot give up just because it gets tough out here in the real world.  We deserve those realities we dream about.  So, take your plan, turn it into a to-do list and start making things happen.  The time is now!  There will never be a perfect time to do this, so we have to start right here, right now.  Take a writing class.  Write that first draft.  Edit and revise that book.  Start querying those agents and publishers.  Market your work and yourself.  Start a blog and build an audience.  You really have got this.  We’ve got this.  The world needs to see all of those amazing things that we have in our heads so let them.  So wave that magic wand and show everyone your magic.     

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 2 dogs, and 10 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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