Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 55

Have I told you yet that I am a struggling writer? Well I guess I am. The fact that I spend my days peddling my children’s books from one publisher to the next, I spend family vacation time writing new ones, and my nights dreaming about the money I will bring in when I am a famous author, means that instead of being out there in the 9.00-5.00 workforce earning a decent income like everyone else I am practicing patient persistence in the world of the struggling writer.

I have a bit of a dream. My dream is to make as many children in the world as possible believe in themselves and their own power, regardless of the circumstances in which they may have been born. I’d love to help kids with confidence and self esteem, and give them the tools necessary to create the life they dream of. I started a teaching degree last year but quickly realised that one teacher, in one school, in one city, in one country just couldn’t make the changes I wanted to make. I mean, teachers are heroes as far as I am concerned and they do change lives daily, but for me I felt I had to do something a little more universal. So I have started writing a series of positive psychology books for primary aged children. And I have done a reasonable job so far. The publishers are giving me positive feedback, teachers and kids like my stories, and I even have a few Australian “mothers of profile” contributing to my project by writing the forewords. But do you think I can get published?! It’s so bloody frustrating. Then I remember that patient persistence is key.

So every day I keep at it and every day we watch our bank account suffer as I spend more time pursuing my dream and less time on income producing activities. But I am not going to stop until I conquer!! I know it, I can see it, I can feel it, I can taste it. It is going to happen. I just wish it would bloody happen today. I am so frustrated!!!!

That’s it. I am feeling anything but patient. Patient persistence has gone out the window. Who was the idiot who coined that phrase anyway? What a load of bullshit.

Oh, it was me. Well I rest my case.

1 comment :

  1. Leanne I believe in the power of you. Just as you belive in me when so many seem not to.


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