If your dream makes you feel happier, or more alive, or if it feels like what you need to be doing, then I hope you keep after it.
It can take a while to get success; it usually doesn’t happen overnight. It took me more than 10 years and hundreds of rejections from editors and agents to get SCARS published. I knew I was going to get rejections. I’d researched it, and I expected it.
For the first 8 years or so I was doing okay, but then 9 years into it and 10 years into it I felt so much depression and so much despair. I wanted to give up–but I couldn’t.
If I had given up then SCARS wouldn’t have been published, and it wouldn’t have reached people and brought healing. So if you have a dream, if there’s something you feel like you need to do, then I hope you don’t give up on it. I hope you don’t give up on you. Keep after your dream.
Love to you, Cheryl Rainfield, author of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED.
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