"Since I’ve been able to daydream, I’ve
wanted to be a writer. In particular, I wanted to be a
novelist. I kept hoping, and
But sometimes when you dream about something for so
long… it’s almost like it starts to feel
less real. Does that make sense?
It starts to take up space on
a dusty shelf alongside all your other quirky hopes and
Paper crowns and cardboard castles and a bunch of burned out
And you want to write a novel?? Who
do you think you are?!
People will flat-out tell you that it’s a
dream. And here’s the thing: whatever your Big
Dream is, I hope someone tells you how ridiculous you are for
chasing after it. I hope they tell you that,
so you get to feel what
it’s like to prove them wrong.
hoping. Keep dreaming. Above all, keep
Even if the story you write isn’t the one that finds you an
agent, or an editor, it’s still a story that can help you
Write the next story.
on tight to the tail of that wishing star. You never know where
it will carry you."
Natalie Lloyd, author
of A Snicker of Magic