...I am going to be famous.
Not like international rock-star fame, or anything like that. But, I've decided that I am going to become known, because I am a writer and I am going to get published.
I don't care how many rejections I get or how long it takes, I NEED to get published -- and not, like, SELF-Published. Like for REAL published. And I will make money from writing and from getting published and people will want to buy my book.
When I was a kid, I was used to getting what I wanted. And I don't mean things like a new bike, name-brand jeans, a pony or more candy. I wasn't spoiled like that. I mean, if I wanted something bad enough, I didn't let things stand in my way.
When we moved too far to go to our piano teacher, I continued by teaching myself. By the time I got to high school I competed in piano, and even won the talent award in the Junior Miss pageant with a piece I arranged.
When I was a freshman in high school, I decided I didn't want to stay in Indiana the rest of my life; I wanted to see the world. As soon as my dad had told me that there was a church school in Hawaii, I applied. The first response I received was that I applied too early for early acceptance, but to keep my GPA up and reapply the following year. As a sophomore, I reapplied. I received early acceptance by the time I finished my sophomore year, conditional upon my maintaining a 3.65 GPA, which I did the rest of high school. BYU-Hawaii was the only school I applied for and that is where I went. It never occurred to me I might not get in.
There were other things too. I auditioned for show-choir in high school and then the Indiana All-State choir, and in college I auditioned for concert choir and I made the cut each time. The year I auditioned for a major role in the school musical, I got it.
In any job I've ever had I have always been promoted; even as a teenager at the drug store. It was my responsibility to walk the floor, make sure everyone had their breaks and then close the store at night, secure the safe and set the alarm. I was 16 years old - and I loved it.
Drive and Passion. That is what I used to have, and that is what I am determined to have again.
Mark my words... I will be famous one day. I have to, because -- I've already decided.