Check out this thought-provoking post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the feeling that you’re just one of too many writers trying to achieve the same dream
Well, it’s because you are.
But that doesn’t mean your dream doesn’t matter.
When it comes to writing, every aspiring creative desperately wants to believe several things: one, that they’re good enough at storytelling to catch someone’s attention; two, that if they work hard enough and connect with the right people, they can get all the opportunities they think they deserve; and three, that they’re somehow just a little bit more important, just slightly better, just a little luckier than everyone else.
We all do our best to treat these desires as truths. There are no exceptions. Deep down, we all want the exact same thing: to have our dream validated in some big way.
Clinging to these dreams, most of us also know the truth — that a large percentage of those who want to write for a living never will, and even those who do may never reach…
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