Monday, January 31, 2011

The Next Big Goal? Keeping an Eye on the Prize.

I had two big dreams growing up. The first big dream was to be an Olympic Beach Volleyball player. The other, less tangible goal (imagine that) I had was to be a published writer.

Obviously, I am not living the beach dream. I have but to look out my office window at the 8 inches of unmelted snow to realize that. My tan is long faded, and my body has managed to survive the birth of three children via C-section. I'm lucky I can survive my Women's 18+ summer softball season, let alone compete on a level I was far from reaching back in the prime of my late teens and early twenties.   

However, I am about to be a published writer, thanks to Wicked East Press and their Pirate anthology. Dream realized -- or will be very soon.

A dream attained.  How many people can say that?  I count myself blessed to be among them.  But, I also find myself wondering what the new goal is. Do I want to make another small attainable goal, or go for the big guns and lay it all out there?

Welp, I have decided. I want the big fat dream now. I want to make a living doing what I love to do -- writing. 

Now, I realize I can't just quit my job and pursue the dream. I have a life, kids, responsibilities, a mortgage. I've proven I can write an interesting story, now it's time to prove I can make a living doing so.

I don't know what the future holds, but it should be one hell of a ride. Maybe even something to write about.


  1. Thanks for showing us that dreams do come true, and when they do, you need to dream bigger ;)

    Congratulations again on being a PUBLISHED writer! Boo-yah!

    Can't wait to see your next dream come true,
    Kelly :D

  2. Congratulations on the up and coming publication! ::clapping:: That's awesome! Kudos!! And just keep moving forward ... inch by inch ... baby step by baby step. It'll allllllll happen if you believe it will.

  3. You go, girl! Yee-hah! Congrats. Onward and upwards, now, me dear. :)