My Dear Future Readers:
Today, I want to talk about hope.
Hope: is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.”
We all have hope that something good will happen to us someday. We tend to hope that there are things in this world that have not happened yet but they will happen and then we will be happy.
As a full-time author, I believe that hope is very important and at times more important than everything else. Hope is what keeps every writer doing what they do best-write. It is the hope that talks to them.
“One day you will be a famous author. You will be a best-seller like Nicholas Sparks and Danielle Steel. You will be able to stand tall and have pride in that the world is reading your books.”
Sometimes, that hope is so quiet that you can barely hear it but it is there in the back of every person’s mind even those who are not writers. But especially writers. After all, being an author and to have your name on a book is a dream that is based on hope and luck and talent. Why do I use the word “luck“? Because, if you are not trying to achieve something, luck or no luck you won’t get what you want. I learned from a young age that people who don’t work hard, never get anywhere. But it is also true that a person who does not have hope will get discouraged very easily.
Hope is the key to going forward without stopping. It is the force that says, “Look, there! I see a light.”
At first you think, No, I still have all this long way to go. What are you talking about? It’s too far.
Then, Hope comes back to you with something positive that makes you think. “You have come this far with the belief that I will help you. Why not believe in me again and most importantly, in yourself now?” Hope asked. It seemed that Hope was trying to be reassuring of the facts that you could no longer see because you started to doubt your journey.
“But, Hope……I…..I am starting to think that this pointless…..” you say to Hope with a shrug.
“No, no, it is not at all pointless. You just need a break. It is the stress of your everyday effort talking right now. I won’t let you give up. You will find your success, I promise you that,” Hope said in a firm tone.
“When?” You question Hope.
“Soon, I promise. Just don’t give up because if I didn’t believe in your success, I would not be here. You need to let yourself calm down enough to see that I am right,” Hope said as it patted the Author’s shoulder.
The Author sighed. “Yes, you are right. I should have more hope that everything will be okay in the end. We had this conversation many times and I still have doubts sometimes,” The Author said with a frown.
“Yes, we had this conversation before and we will have it many more times. We will continue to have it until you stop doubting that things will be okay,” Hope said with tone of complete conviction.
Finally, the Author sighed and went back to writing. After all, writing was what authors were supposed to do. Perhaps, Hope was right and all this young author needed was to continue writing. After all, pen to paper or even the click of the keyboard was calming.
Hope stood there quietly over the Author’s shoulder and watched as more words appeared on the screen. Hope was happy. At least for today the Author seemed calmer………
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.
YA Fantasy Romance Published Author