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Monday, May 23, 2011

A Dream Is Just a Dream

First off let me say - the contest is STILL ON! I'm talking about the Krispy Kreme Giveaway from Friday's post. I have the most awesome group of fantastic people who have left their lovely comments, and I can't wait to see who wins!
Haven't entered yet?
As mentioned in my post, you have until Monday night to enter (10pm mountain). Get your comments in by then and you'll be entered in the drawing for a $20 gift card to Krispy Kreme (or Barnes & Nobel if you'd prefer, in which case I'll have to assume you don't have a Krispy Kreme in your area because as much as I love Barnes & Nobel I don't have the will power to choose books over doughnuts.) 

So later on this week, I'm going to tell you guys about the time I almost gave up on writing. A time that I hung in there, despite all the discouragement. It's easy to get discouraged when we're pursuing a dream, and I'm sure we've all found ourselves ready to let go because it's simply too painful to push past the hardships that come along. I'll be sharing my personal experience, along with what helped me press on.

This week's posts will go as follows:
Tuesday: Query Tips
Wednesday: I'll announce the WINNER of our lovely contest and highlight him/her (and their blog if they have one) on my blog (as well as on twitter and FaceBook).
Thursday: I'll share with you the lowest point of my writing journey thus far. (I know there are more to come, but I'm buckled up and prepared for the pits and bumps. As much as I can be, anyway.)
Friday: To be determined. If you have any ideas, share them with me. I'm game.

To warm you up for Thursday's post, I thought I'd leave you with a few inspirational quotes about pursuing dreams. I love these ones!

"If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it." Jesse Jackson

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." Anatole France 

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Brian Littrell 

"A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline." Harvey MacKay

Got any quotes/ words of wisdom that have helped you in rough times? A request for my Friday blog? Anything to say at all? Leave your comments with me; I promise to take good care of them! 


  1. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

  2. Hmm... sounds like an interesting competition. I'll go check it out. Have no idea what you can do on Friday, but the rest of the week sounds fun.


  3. btw, your link to the giveaway isn't working. :-/

    will find the giveaway manually. :-)

  4. Misha, Thanks for letting me know. I redid it; seems like it's working now. ::)

  5. Great quotes. Your posts for the week sound great. I'll pop over to enter the contest too. Krispy Kremes. Mmmmmm.

  6. I wish I had more time ... working 6 days a week now, but this sounds fun and challenging.

  7. I can't wait to here about your low point in writing. I think sharing our lows helps us to not feel alone in this journey, because it is long and it is hard. Good for you to muscle through it!