Dreams CAN Come True

What or who has been the biggest influence in your writing and why?
Easy question.  Without a doubt the biggest influence in my writing has been my kids.  

Writing has been my dream for many years now and while it's something that I am doing for myself, I'm also doing it for my kids.  We all have dreams.  Many of us give up on some of those dreams along the way.  I've been tempted, and have hit several slow spots along the way, but every now and then I think about the message my finally reaching my dream and succeeding will send to my kids.  That thought gives me that little extra push I need on those days I don't want to open my document or when I feel like I can't do it.  

I started writing when my oldest son started high school and I had a silly thought that I'd be sold by the time he graduated.  That didn't happen.  So I made a new goal for when my second son graduated high school.  It didn't happen again so I continued that though process with my daughter.  Granted, I got a little lost somewhere along the way there, and not surprisingly, it didn't happen again.   I have one child left at home and 5 years before he graduates high school.  Not that graduation has to be my deadline, but I'd like to think this time it CAN happen.  

Some day, I'll be able to call my kids and tell them I sold a book.  I did it.  I reached my dream and they can too.   What better dream can a mother have than to show her kids with a little perseverance, dreams really can come true.  

So that's my biggest influence, what's yours?

6 comments:

Reese Mobley said...

I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't have two books published by the time this one graduates! I'm standing beside your kids rooting for you all the way!

Pat Davids said...

Tammy, I know exactly how much support a family can give. I also know dream comes true every day. I hope yours does soon.

Joan Vincent said...

Keep writing--keep trying to sell. It's the only way to make your dream come true. You can do it!

Tammy said...

Thank you guys! Sorry I didn't get in here sooner to reply.

Does make all the difference in the world having others in my corner as well cheering me on.

Melissa Robbins said...

I hadn't thought of being published shows my kids that dreams can come true, but that makes sense. Also not giving up sends a great message to your kids.

Penny Rader said...

What a wonderful example you are to your kids, Tammy. Pursuing your dreams and goals shows them they can go after their own dreams and goals.