We want to give ourselves encouragement and we want to visualize the dreams we hold in our minds and make them into a reality. The challenge is not the actual writing, but the change in how we see writing. Will writing help you get your dreams?
As a writer there are a certain set of goals we need to make before we can actually “cash in” on our dreams. Would you like to make a million dollars publishing a book? How many books would you have to publish to make this dream happen? How many years would it take? If you can set a goal to your dreams it’s most likely to happen.
A writing mentor told me the best thing to do when trying to set a goal is to visualize it. Possibly even go to a magazine and cut out some pictures. Make it real, tangible, and worthwhile. They were very firm on this note, and I asked them what they wanted from this exercise. Call me naive but I was mistaken in their goals.
I believed they wanted me to look through some fashion magazines, but no, what they wanted was a picture of money, or of something of value to me.
Like a magazine filled with art, or something that made me visually see where my dream was heading. It was about writing, but there is more to it. It was about looking at your dreams and seeing what you can do with writing to make them happen.
It’s a lot like hollywood, you have to be there at the right time and place. In this case, a antiques magazine caught my eye- I found what I wanted. I found many things that would spark my writing dreams. I also found a small file folder in which to put my now large box of clippings.
There were many things I wanted to add, but then a small book caught my eye, a picture in a magazine. It was a quote book and it was a fairly old one. Call me crazy but I love quotes, I love seeing quotes on writing, or quotes on passion, and this was a book I loved. I resolved one thing after visualizing this book- I’ll make the money I need to buy it myself. That means writing and publishing a book and finding a way to make it more successful.