Day 131: Perspective

I have to admit that I am sometimes a bit envious of the people that I see living their passion rather than having to work a full-time job and treating their passion as a hobby.  I don’t dream of being a fabulously wealthy published author that lives a life of luxury or anything.  I’m a realist…unless you’re J. K. Rowling or Stephen King or one of the few authors whose book sales merit that kind of money you’ll be lucky to make a little pocket money from your book.  Traditional publishing has changed over the years and it’s hard for new authors to break into it.  E-publishing is available to everyone and some people do very well using that platform.  Rapture was optioned once by a publisher so I have to at least try the traditional route one more time with the hope that I can generate some interest once again.  I am not ready to give up on that dream just yet.  I’ll give it a little time and then when I’m ready to give up, I’ll give it just a little more time and then I’ll try the e-publishing route.  One way or the other, I will be a published author.  I might not be able to quit my day job but that isn’t why I write…not that it wouldn’t be great if that happened though.  Your dreams have to be bigger than your reality otherwise you’ll you’ll be stuck right where you are.  I’ve been here at the outer limits of my reality long enough so I’m ready to step outside of it and see where my dreams can take me.       

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 3 dogs, and 6 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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