“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; . . . If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” — Henry Thoreau, Walden or Life In the Woods
Marlene’s Musings: In order to advance confidently as a writer. . . you need to think like a person who is in the business of writing. It’s one thing to be a writer, it’s another thing to be a published author. And if you don’t care about being published. . . then I hope you are enjoying your writing.