Dreams and Goals
Have you ever had a dream, a goal that seemed so far out of reach that you thought you’d never see it realized, the kind that you sit and think about when you’re not paying bills, changing diapers, teaching Sunday school, putting band aids on knees and cooking for a multitude? I think we all have dreams like that. It’s okay to admit it. Without dreams, life would be pretty boring.
Well, this weekend one of my dreams was finally realized. (Did I say that right?) When I started writing my blog back in January, I told you that I am an aspiring writer. Well, I have self-published my first book. Currently, I have four completed works, three of which are still unpublished. “Going the Distance” is a story of love, suspense, intrigue, and action—about a relationship that can “go the distance” in the world today (with a little gun play thrown in). While it is not a Christian novel, if you like that kind of story, you can check it out by clicking on the following link Going the Distance
An Industrious Writer
I’ve written since I was in the sixth grade. Oh you should have seen the sensational stories I wrote back then. Those tomes usually came into existence after we’d returned from watching a 50¢ Saturday matinee—probably a Lassie movie of some kind. I will not subject you, my beloved readers, to the creatively written “word for word-just like the movie” story that I deemed “my work” at the age of 11 or 12. I couldn’t even spell plagiarism in those days. After I grew out of those childish years, I then developed a voracious appetite for novels—and not just the cheap romance novels. I read wonderful classics like The Robe and Ben Hur, The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, and many others. I’ll never forget the day I finished Scottish Chiefs, a book of which most people have probably never heard (think ‘Brave Heart’ and you’re pretty close). That book must have been about 5000 pages or so it seemed. I loved to read and I loved to write. (Just so we’re clear.)
God has given me this talent and I’m thankful for it. If my stories entertain and encourage people, then I will continue to write. I just wanted to urge you not to give up on your goals and dreams.
God bless and keep you all!