Welcome to Day 93...and Day 28 of our Writing Challenge.
So I got a whole 20 minutes of editing done this morning. Not what I would have hoped for, but there were some other things going on at the homestead...
Specifically, it was 2 hrs worth of planning, updating notes & spreadsheets, and a whole slew of emails written for a fundraising event I'm co-chairing for my son's high school.
The event has been in the works for a few months now...300 people...lots of raffle prizes to be coordinated...and a whole slew of details to be finalized. Oh, and it's next week.
Say it with me now...#busywriterslife
Like most people, when things get crazy I like to daydream a bit. Mine has to do with heading down south when my youngest is out of college and finding some place fabulous to live - like Charleston or Savannah. Beautiful, historic cities, great restaurants, great culture and right on the water. Sounds heavenly right?
The thing is, I've never really spent much time in either place. Just a quick drive through when I was a teen - en route to Florida on a family vacation. So I don't know anything about neighborhoods to live in, programs for my son, work opportunities for me and my husband, that plus I'd have to get the family on board for a big move.
Which is why some might say my day dream is little more than pipe dream.
The definition of pipe dream is a plan, desire or idea that will not likely work.
Well I don't buy it. I mean where would we be without our big dreams? Model Ts, electricity, computers, iPads - at one time they were all someone's pipe dream.
So the lesson is, don't listen to the naysayers.
Four years ago my pipe dream was writing and publishing my first book. Now I'm almost finished with my 5th.
My next pipe dream is achieving annual sales of 100,000 books per year.
For those willing to plan, to work and to give it their all, there's no such thing as dreams that won't work. Just dreams that haven't been realized yet.
Here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"Think Big, Dream Big, Believe Big, And The Results Will Be Big”
Here's to Being All In,
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