So sang Walt Disney’s Cinderella, and as little girls we loved it.
But artistic dreams? Those need more than wishing to come true. Persistence, determination, and focused attention, these are the tools the grown-up uses to make dreams a reality. I bet Walt would call them his magic ingredients.
At this time of year I am often discouraged with my writing progress (or lack thereof). I am worn down with with teaching and often feel overwhelmed. The dark, rainy days here in northwest Oregon do not help. But although I am tempted to quit, I never do.
No, we shouldn’t lose heart, dreaming friends. Keep writing, keep creating, keep starting over. Who knows what the new year will bring?