When All You Really Want Are For Your Dreams To Come True.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
What do you want in life ? This could involve a broad array of desires if you have a lot of them in mind.
Why not call the things you seek your targets in life.
Do you have something in mind that you would like to acquire ? Maybe to start, what about a nice dollar fifty cent notebook . There is nothing more fun than buying a brand new spiral notebook.Do not buy one if it has a price sticker on it's card board cover. That crumby glue spoils the looks of a nice notebook. Notebooks bring back those good old days when we were in grammar school where we wrote anything we wanted in them. Somewhere in a notebook album I have a red rose my wife saved. I gave it to her about forty two years ago when I first saw her.
Life is often about and abundance of distractions. Whatever you wish to accomplish try writing it down. Distractions remove us from our targets. Lets say your goal is to paint your house to make it look pretty, but your dog Ralph suddenly has to go to the vet. Then a great movie comes on television so you watch it, and by the time it is over , your tired from just lying around watching T.V. Then lets say you see a great recipe you need to try in order to create a wonderful family meal at a substantial savings so you spend a half of another day working on the recipe. Because of distractions you totally forgot about painting the house, and two months just flew on by.
Suppose you would like to build a bird house. Write it down. Suppose you want to create great food recipes. Write everything down.
Suppose you enjoy writing stories, then write them down. What do you like to write ? Do you enjoy creating stories of either romance, fiction, non fiction horror, or science fiction ?
What is your goal ? Maybe your overall goal is to publish a big money making best selling novel, or book. What should you do ?
Well there is one thing I want to say, and I think it is worth mentioning. I think a lot of writers believe their manuscripts must be perfect before any editor would ever consider publishing their work in a major publishing house, or company.
People who normally publish books work on them a lot before they are published. What you think may be perfect, may not be perfect at all for editors , or professional people who design the books, or might want to add, or subtract words from your material. Your punctuation will probably need help as well.
So what am I saying ? It may not be so difficult to get a book published that could earn you some decent money.
I know what your going to say. Well if it is so easy, then why isn't your manuscript published ?
I have a four hundred page manuscript. I could have my material published any time I desire. So why don't I do it ?
I have four publishing companies that want to publish my work. I want my book to earn money for my family. If you want just anyone to publish your book, then that is easy enough to do because you can even pay a company four or five hundred dollars , and have that done.
My goal has always been to get and excellent publisher that is willing to pay decent money for what I write. Yes it is the money that I want. Yes it is that green stuff that Americans like to earn for their labor, and there is no sin in that. I poured my soul in my manuscript. I put everything in me in my manuscript. I went threw a lot of depression, and misery while I wrote my manuscript because I had to dig into my personal emotions , and face them, and actually relive them. I have wondered if my work was too dark, too gray, too sad, or had too much pain in it. I revised it twice, and nothing satisfied me about it. I was distracted so many times, and maybe psychologically I wanted those distractions so that I would not have to face my main objective which was to find that golden publisher that was willing to pay me some decent royalties, or some decent money for my manuscript.
So what am I saying ? Well I still have my goal after years of letting everything stand in my way in the manner of distractions.
I know what distractions can do. I know what my mind can do to put things off, or to set them aside for more exciting things to do. Trying to find that unique publisher that is willing to pay decent money for something that I think is worth decent money is my goal.
I think the world is filled with great writers. I think people are great anyway. It is easy to lose hope for the things you want in life. Lost hope can be a bad distraction. Depression can be a horrible distraction from what you seek.
A lot of things can be distractions.
This hub is also for my well being as well as yours, because from this day on, I am going to try to seek what I really desire, and to try to find a way from all of my distractions. Can I do that ? Will I do that ? I don't know if I have it in me to do that.
And how do you find what you seek in life ? Investigate. Try to determine how someone else succeeded in their goals to get what they wanted.
Remember this about your written work. Never let just anyone get to you. I have heard about people who have received hundreds of rejections involving their work before they were really rewarded for their work. Why ? It has to be read. It must be read. Someone is supposed to read your work before tossing it aside.
You do not need someone to tell you that their not interested in your material. Well maybe if they read it, they might be interested. Well someone might say ," I have two hundred manuscripts a day coming in my office. I can not read all of that junk. I have to tell a lot of people I am not interested, but if you know anyone famous who has something boring to talk about please call me day, or night."
Well maybe one of those two hundred writers was a nine year old little girl that wrote her first romance novel. How much could that be worth. Try about a zillion dollars . She poured her heart out in her book so someone needs to give her a chance in the right direction. What does a nine year old girl know about romance anyway ? Read about it, and find out , and while your at it send her a check for her hard bound book in the mail. "
I would rather read what a nine year old girl has to say about love , or romance than anyone else.
Well I have a ton of queries on my desk every day, every minute. Well so what ! I need someone to read my work !
Write your beautiful love story, your romance story because your fantastic .Your a wonderful writer. Have faith in yourself. Let good writing be your goal if your a writer.
Let your heart, and soul, and what you poor into your work bring you your goals.
No talk show host is worth a hundred million dollars a year. No movie star is worth two hundred million dollars a year.
You know what is worth a hundred million dollars a second ? A brand new mom lovingly holding her little infant new born baby. An elderly lady trying to stand up to reach for her walking cane to get herself a glass of water, but can not easily do that because it is so hard for her to stand up to walk to her refrigerator to pour the glass of delicious ice water into it. She imagines what that delicious water tastes like, and how she would love the sweet taste of it.
As the elderly lady counts each step in her mind, she plans on her quest for her water. Her lips are dry. She cannot easily get to her water anymore. She waits until someone else walks into her kitchen so that she can ask that person to please pour her a glass of that delicious tasty ice water from her refrigerator.
The elderly lady, that sweet little lady is your star. She is the one that is so priceless, who is worth a million dollars a second.
Put your heart into whatever you do, or want , and you just might get it.
Remember this for the rest of your life. You have the talent to do anything you wish. God never made economy humans. And just for the record, there is no such thing as a common every day person. It does not matter what you look like, or how old you are, your not common. Your one of a kind on this planet, and never ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
Write down the things in your notebook that you want. Investigate , and figure out steps, and your next moves toward whatever it is you desire.
Play the game of chess. All you need is the right ears, or right eyes to hear you, or see you, and your on your way to your target.
And if money is what your after, let that be your target. There is no shame in earning it, seeking it, or trying to find the very best people in the country to pay you right for what you do.
Also never let bad news become more important than good news. News is just plain news. You know what you are in your own heart. God does not create fools. Some people just want to act like fools.
There is nothing more wonderful, and beautiful than being natural. There is such a thing as "class" in this world. You know in your heart that you have it, and you know it in your heart when you see it.
Also remember that everyone who is considered to be great, became celebrities because of the so called everyday people.
God Bless Everyone.