The universe is full of serendipity. On a break between meetings, contemplating my day and sipping coffee, I prepared to mediate. Basically I was visualizing how I wanted the day to flow. Into my email's box comes a fortune cookie for writers. #363 quotes a fictional character, Doctor Frank-N-Furter, "Don't dream it, be it."
I once taught and facilitated strategic visions. The gap between vision and reality was often the greatest. Sure, you've created a vision of what you want but how do you achieve it?
Whatever plan you have, action is needed.
Meditating on "Don't dream it, be it" honed my energy, firming my footing for taking my next steps. I'm already pretty jazzed by recent reading on the web about publishing and agents and so on. That's me, though. Riding the day's wave is rarely an unevitable cruise in the curl. I often crest high on exhileration and then crash into depression and frustration. Fortunately I bounce back up well. All that bouncing is wearying, though.
So - "Don't dream of being a published novelist, be a published novelist."
h/t to our Red Room fortune cookie purveyor, Lauren Lise Baratz Logsted.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
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