What is Your Dream?

By Phil Stanziola, NYWT&S staff photographer. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org

Hello, SE Readers. Joan here today, hoping this year is going well for you. I always look a January as a time for new beginnings. We can move forward and stop agonizing over what we may have failed to accomplish the previous year. It’s a time to set new goals and dreams.

Today is a federal holiday in the USA, as we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was a Baptist minister who became a leader and spokesperson for the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

He accomplished much during his short life in his quest for racial equality, including organizing the 1963 March on Washington and winning a Nobel Peace Prize. During the 1963 March, he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Sadly, Dr. King did not live to see all his dreams fulfilled, as an assassin gunned him down in 1968. He was only thirty-nine years of age at the time of his death, but his vision lives on.

As a writer, what are your dreams? Maybe you want to write novels, publish short stories, or even branch out into a new genre, but for some reason keep putting it off. Whatever your plans and goals are now is the time to begin. Stop looking back and agonizing over what might have been.

Look forward. Surround yourself with inspirational and uplifting people like Dr. King. Join a critique group or find two or three trusted critique partners. Sit down and write.

It’s time to see your dreams fulfilled.

39 thoughts on “What is Your Dream?

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  2. Thank you for this great post, Joan. I’m reminded of the reaction to Martin Luther King Jnr’s tragic death here in Australia. Our nation was stunned and outraged along with the rest of the world. His courage inspired a whole new generation to seek out the good in people and encourage others to do the same. My writing dream is to seek out the words that remain half-hidden in my mind’s shadows and to have the courage to present them for others to read.

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  4. What a wonderfully inspiring post, Joan!

    Dr. King was such an amazing man whose life still inspires people today. My life is much more humble but I have always been inspired by dreams. Mainly the goal of writing full-time. From the time I was a child it was one I cherished and still do today. I keep trying and keep chasing it, LOL. One of these days….:)

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  5. May this year will see me married, so I guess my next step is to publish something as a married author! I’m juggling a few projects, and it would be nice to see them through to completion. Thanks, Joan 🙂

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      • True Joan; Publishing is my white whale. I know it shouldn’t be, but I guess because I’ve dreamed of being published for thirty something years, I’m almost too afraid to do it now that The Time is getting closer. I’d love to see SE do a post on overcoming your fear of just doing it!!

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