Chasing our dreams can take a lot out of us.
There’s the work, the consistent effort, the setbacks, the rejection, and the obstacles.
It’s easy to celebrate the accomplishment of our big goals, but it’s important to remember the little ones as well. It’s all the small steps along the way that make the difference.
If we don’t celebrate the small steps that are, slowly and surely, taking us in the right direction, it will be easy to get discouraged. Because the big wins just don’t happen every day.
I, for one, am going to celebrate finishing this A to Z Blog Challenge! And to treat myself, I’m never going to blog again. (Just kidding, but I’m sure my Tiberr tribe–the ones who have to promote all this stuff–would be relieved.)
Celebrating the small stuff is important for anyone who has a dream, but I’m thinking of my fellow writer friends today. For those of us who still want a traditional publishing deal (and according to some, we may as well get a horse and buggy whip), it’s a huge uphill slog with a lot of small steps in between. Even the self-published have to find an audience and do all the work of marketing themselves. That’s not easy, either.
I have three major regrets (or goals, if you will).
- I wish I’d seen more of the world.
- I wish I was a published novelist.
- I wish I lived on an island near the ocean, in a warm climate.