Dreams really do come true. Keep dreaming!
These words really have special meaning to me. I had dreamed of getting a book published for as long as I can remember, and 2012 happens to be the year my dream became a reality. Every day since has been filled with one pinch-me moment after another. I held this dream close to my heart for so many years. I would tweak the words and make a few sketches and nurture it along as often as I could. And then set it aside for another day or week or month. Even though as soon as I wrote the first words, I knew it would be a someday book. I just never would have guessed, that it would take nearly nine years to get it published.
My story, The House that Wanted a Family, is about a house that waits and waits and waits for a family. And it seems my house and I shared some things in common too. I waited a long time to become a published author and illustrator.
In speaking with so many people, I’m reminded that everyone has dreams of one kind or another. But it is so important to remember that it isn’t enough to just dream. I had to be willing to invest a lot of time and effort and energy to make mine come true. Every single moment has been absolutely worth it. Now I just can’t wait to see my next dream come true.