Contemporary Romance Writer: Behind Every Dream is …
“It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.” ~Gerald Brenan, British writer
Dreams take a whole lot of work.
At first you hum a few song lyrics:
Life is but a dream …
Daydream believer …
Dream a little dream of me …
(OK, I admit it: I need to update the playlist in my head.)
But here’s the point: Put the concept of daydreaming to music and it sounds so … easy. So let’s-lie-around-in-the-grass-all-day-and-stare-at-clouds simple.
You know what, all you dreamers out there? There comes a time when you have to drag yourself up off the ground and sweat your dream into existence. Those old adages of putting your shoulder to the wheel or keeping your nose to the grindstone (ouch!) — that’s the stuff dreams are made of.
For the last 10 days I planned out my second contemporary romance novel. This preliminary stage was it’s own kind of work. Sketching out characters, detailing emotional journeys, deepening subplots … those sorts of things.
But yesterday I grabbed myself by the collar of my robe and dragged myself down to my office at 5 o’clock in the morning. Which meant my alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. There was no pushing the snooze button for 30 minutes — I was getting a few necessary things done before I powered up my computer and started my version of “It was a dark and stormy night …”
(That last bit was a joke. You know that, right?)
So here’s my writer’s equation for the day: Dreams = Hard Work.
Simple as that.
Oh, yeah. That process of dreams coming true? For me, prayer is the foundation of both my dreams and my hard work.
In Your Words: Finish the sentence: Behind every dream is ______________. What would you put in that blank space?
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