by Marsha Ward
I'm pretty sure nearly everyone who is active on email, blogs, or other Internet social media has heard by now of Susan Boyle. This unknown woman from a tiny Scottish village wowed the judges and audience of the UK reality talent show, Britain's Got Talent. The audition that was included in the opening for this season hit YouTube, and at the time of this writing, the main video has received over 27,400,000 views! That's just for one version, and there are several, with millions of hits on each one of them, as well.
Go look at the most-watched version:
Susan will certainly get a chance to live her dream. How about you?
Whether your dream is to write a best-selling novel, or to be a professional singer, you have to put in the time and hard work. You also need a lot of luck, but the luck won't help if you didn't do the work.
Go write. Learn the basics. Attend conferences and workshops. Write 100 words today. Join with other writers to hone your work against the whetstone of good critique groups. Never give up. Submit your work when you're ready.
Most of all, don't give up on your dream!