A desire guides us.
It pushes us to take chances.
A chance to dream,
Perchance to succeed.
The goal of being a writer.
A lover of words and stories.
Someone respected and admired.
A talent gifted to the few.
The long road ahead is long and hard.
Full of ups and downs.
But we persevere despite it all.
Despite our family’s skepticism.
Despite the initial costs that continue to climb.
Despite the bad advice from greedy publishing companies.
How do we succeed against all odds?
We find comfort in our support groups.
In our review groups.
We find solace among our peers.
The more experienced show the way
Through the confusion and road blocks.
We learn the hard way,
Through trial and error.
But it will be worth it
Once our book is completed,
We clap each other on the backs
And say, “A job well done.”
Time for the next book.