Thursday, August 23, 2012
Hoping to be Struck by Lightning
A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning ~ James Dickey
I think most dreamers are hoping to be struck by lightning, in both a good and bad way. And by dreamers, I mean those who are actively pursuing a stretch dream goal. Of course we all want to be energized and meet our goals.
But the other part of being struck by lighting are the frustrating things that come with pursuing our dreams. Look at all the artists we see in tears on results night from the reality shows that we watch. If you're a dreamer pursuing a dream, you know the frustrations come from all directions.
So you just have to push past it all and keep developing your craft, your art, and your skill. I'm going through that now. I have heard from another publisher who needs me to polish the manuscript and has given me some direction in doing so. I also have a direct contact so I don't have to start over with a query again! That's one step closer to achieving my dream of being a published author.
How are you hoping to be struck by lightning? I'd love to hear!