Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Dream Doesn't Die

Look in the rearview mirror, what do you see?

Me, I see a lot of things I could have pursued a little more. Education, relationships, music, comics and lots and lots of other things. What's not there is regret.

Determination keeps me going. I have to be that creative person I've always been or I will go crazy. That's a fact of my DNA without dispute. I've got too much in my life that I value to spend any time on being crazy. Because crazy leads to destruction in my case. Can't have that.

So when a rejection comes in it's a sign that I need to double down on the creative. Time to get better in another way. Keep the stories coming, keep sending them out, collect those rejections. File them all away.

Never give up, never surrender. Even if I and a few close friends are the only ones who ever read my stories, at least they'll be here. They exist because I didn't give up.

And I won't. The dream of a being a published science fiction author is too strong. I won't let it go.

Watch.