Thursday, February 23, 2012

Because I Have A Dream

A dream has come true for a fellow blogger, Facebook, and campaign friend, Jessica Therrien. Her first book, Oppression, is published and for sale. As I congratulate her, I also find myself wistful. She was me not so long ago. I can only imagine her giddiness at this so long dreamed of accomplishment. And her nervousness as she obsessively watches the sales statistics.

The closer I get to having my WIP finished and ready to submit, the more nervous I get. Questions circle around in my head like a never-ending carousel. How many times will I be rejected before I finally meet that agent and then editor that will like my work? How long will it take? Is my WIP even good enough?

Though I tell myself to quit being ridiculous, the doubts continue.

Then I see someone like me succeed. And I know...It will happen! Maybe not the first submission, or the tenth, but eventually, like my friend Jessica, I will be published. I won't quit writing, revising, and studying this wonderful craft. Like Mr. King once said, "I have a dream."

Congratulations, Jessica. I look forward to reading your book that's waiting on my Kindle. I hope your success motivates others like me to keep dreaming and, most importantly...to keep writing.

8 comments:

Morgan said...

Congrats to Jessica! And we're all rooting for you, Sabrina :D

Rebekah Loper said...

Hi there, I'm stopping by from the Fantasy group at the Campaign!

I met Jessica in the Campaign last fall, and she's an inspiration to me as well. It also is awesome that she's a sweetheart and so fun to get to know.

And yes, you and I will both make it to that day when we see our work in print as well :)

Heather said...

Congrats to Jessica!!

We're in the writing business in such a volitle time for the publishing industry; I'm hoping that when the dust settles, it will be much easier for those of us unpublished to be published and see our dreams realized!

Misha Gericke said...

Wow congrats to Jessica! That is a great motivator. :-)

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Thanks, lady.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Amen, sister! Thanks for stopping in.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

I hope so, Heather.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

I thought so. I am so excited for her and hope to be in her shoes someday soon.