There will come a time in your life when you will have doubts. Let’s face it; we have all been there at one time or another. But you have to believe that your dream is your dream and only you can make it come true. You are going to come across many hurdles too hard to jump and you may find yourself walking around them, which is okay. There will be many distractions, and there will be those who will find great pleasure in discouraging you from believing in your dreams. Just believe in yourself and you can do anything if you put your mind to it.
We are all empowered with the knowledge and wisdom to make our hopes and dreams come true. We have the ability and strength within us to believe. Yet for some, the need for encouragement holds them back from fulfilling their dreams. Just believe in yourself, only you can make you happy. Only you can make your dreams a reality. You cannot rely on other people to make you happy or to make you believe in yourself.
There is a writer in all of us; we all have a story to tell. You just have to have the courage to tell that story. You have to have the patience it takes to sell your story to a publisher; I cannot emphasize enough on how you have to do your homework. There are certain rules and regulations you must follow in order to submit your work. You must research every publisher on their requirements for submission. Plus, you must prepare yourself mentally for rejection, trust me, there will be many rejections, but that does not mean that you are not a good writer. It just means that your work might need a little improvement or the subject matter is not what they are looking for at the present time.
There are no guarantees in the world of publishing. You will be liked and you will be disliked; and you cannot expect that you will please everyone. Do not let rejection discourage you from continuing on your journey to writing that all American novel. Rejection is like riding a bull, the first time you are bucked off, it will be up to you to climb back on that bull and ride again and again.
As I have said before, your dream is your dream and only you can make that dream come true. Just believe in yourself! Belief in the ability that you are capable of accomplishing your goals is all that matters. Be the writer, feel the words, express the meaning, push yourself beyond your limits and keep an open mind. As a writer, there are no limits as to what you can do. Your willingness to explore your creative imagination will be the key to your success. The sky is the limit; all you have to do is just believe!
Tracy Leigh Edwards
Tracy Leigh Ball- Edwards: Author/Poet/Storyteller, accomplished writer of 4 books, three Poetry and one Fiction Novel. Tracy has a passion for inspiring children to believe in their dreams and give the courage to work for their goals.