Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 11: Why Can't I Be the Next Big Thing...

Okay, I know that there are millions of other writers out there that are competing and striving for the same thing I am. I understand that doing this is a labor of love, something that only I can do and no one can do it for me. I also realize that unless I keep with it and don't give up, its not going to happen. Writing is a love of mine that will always be a part of me.

BUT, after surfing some of these writer forums and query sites I got a little, I don't know, depressed. It seemed that every FAQ page mentioned something like "If you want to be the next Stephen King or J.K. Rowling, give up now." or "If you're expecting to make money at this, don't even try."

I ask you: WHAT IS WRONG WITH HAVING BIG DREAMS?! It seems like the industry is trying to knock you down before you even try.

Yes, I write because I love to do it and I have a story to tell. BUT, I also write because I want people to read it. I want people to like it. I'll admit it: I WANT TO BE THE NEXT J.K. ROWLING!!!

Ah, that felt good. *sip of coffee*

I don't see what's wrong with going for the glory. What's wrong with using daydreams of being richer than the Queen of England as incentive for getting down those next 1000 words?

So, I've decided not to read anymore of those "Why are you a writer?" articles, because I know why. And I'm going to dream big whether they like it or not!

Also, according to my poll in which 2 very cool people voted, I have about a 50-50 chance of finishing this book. Pretty good odds, I'd say :)


  1. There's no reason for you not to be the next JK Rowling! I hope you achieve your dream Leah and I would love to read your book someday! (BTW, what's it about? ;)


    PS... I just started following you on Twitter too! @kmack143

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Kendra! My book is a YA fiction/paranormal/fantasy. Its tons of fun to write. When I've finished it I hope to post more info on it here along with when it will be published, lol! Also, thanks for the twitter follow. The more the merrier in my world!



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