Believe it or not, me – yes, I was accused by my dear husband early on in our marriage of being a kill-joy. Every time that man came up with some crazy out of this world adventure or idea, I’d tell him tons of things he should ‘be aware of’. However, he saw those times that I mentally or verbally weighed the pros and cons as killing his enthusiasm for his dream. Was I? Maybe? Could be… but I didn’t think so.
SEEING THE BAD doesn’t MEAN you can’t SEE THE POSSIBILITY
Just because I pointed out the possibilities (bad and the good), I always had this way in which my mind worked to puzzle out my odds of success and plan how I would gain it. Now I never was one to jump head on into something. I usually prepared for it, knowing from my own career and life that things don’t always go as well as planned – but a backup plan or two can still garner you much success.
BEING AN AUTHOR CAN BE A KILL-JOY
Yep, if you are an author, you have got to be ready for everyone’s kill-joy opinion. Like, that you can’t possibly make a living at this. Or, that you’ll never be rich at this. Or that your story stinks and no one will buy it. The list goes on.
Now they aren’t always telling a lie – it could be the truth. However, for everyone that hasn’t at least tried to reach their dreams, it’s a definite reality.
So as a writer who faces many kill-joy’s you get tougher, more determined and better informed in order to build YOUR OWN path to success. Then you can turn back and wink at the ‘kill-joy’ and tell them, “Thanks for the warning. ”