“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt
The future can be a very scary thought for anyone in any profession. Working as a writer is no different. In fact, some may argue that the concept of the future can be especially stressful for writers.
As writers, we know that planning for the future is a must. We also know that our futures are based on what we dream of today. The characters and stroylines that we create and dream up are what fuel our stories and other creative pieces, therefore, they essentially are our futures.
Every day we are plotting and planning for future stories, poems, characters and scenes. Every day we are dreaming and creating. Every day we are reaching towards a final end, and every day we wonder if we will ever make it.
“Will I ever finish this story?”
“Will I ever finish these edits?”
“Will my work ever be published?”
“Will my writing ever matter…?”
It’s questions like these that keep writers motivated. I know, you’re asking yourself if motivated is the right word for what I just said. And yes, motivated was the correct word.
We dream of someday completing a piece and someday having it published. We may dread the future, but that someday is what motivates us to keep pushing forward and to keep following our dreams. The future, no matter how daunting, should be something to look forward to. With all the work that we do to plan an execute our work, the future is simply our end goal and quite possibly the realization of all our dreams.
So keep pushing for that someday. Let your dreams guide you to the future you’ve always wanted. And this doesn’t have to apply simply to writers, but to everyone who feels the weight of the future on their shoulders. Tomorrow doesn’t have to be a scary thought, instead, think of it as the day your dreams may come true.