Dreaming in the ‘verse

universeGoing to Nationals leaves me with a lot of feelings to sort out. I’ve just spent a week rubbing elbows (and getting hugs) from New York Times best-selling authors and writers who are just starting on their journey to publication. Excitement permeated the air. Optimism reigned. I watched those seeking the ears of prospective agents and editors nervously pace while practicing their pitches. I listened to seasoned writers discuss the changes in the industry and how it will affect them.

I congratulated winners and consoled those who didn’t receive the award they’d come close to winning. I celebrated good news and commiserated over bad.

When I got home and finally had a chance to clear out my inbox, the Universe had dropped this little gem into my lap.

Big dreams come true, Silver, as easily as little ones.

Rich dreams come true as easily as poor ones.

Friendly dreams come true as easily as lonely ones.

And you and I will be together, until the end of time.

The Universe

P.S. It’s not the size of the manifestation that matters, Silver, but the size of the dream. And I got you, babe.

The main thing I learned at RWA13 was to dream big. So that’s what I’m going to do. I plan to work hard, but as my dad often reminded, I will set aside some dreaming time–to dream big, dream rich, and dream friendly. And I will sing both parts of the Sonny and Cher song at the top of my lungs. Because I can.

What’s your big, rich, friendly dream? Besides not having to listen to me sing… 😉


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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7 Responses to Dreaming in the ‘verse

  1. Janet says:

    Funny, you were at Nationals where optimism and excitement reigned and I was hosting The Husband’s family. His dad is not well and I was left pondering mortality and the big question – what’s it all for? So, don’t ask me about my dreams today, Silver (maybe tomorrow or the next day).

    I will, however, take The Universe’s thoughts and mull them over, too. And listen to the “I Got You Babe” earworm for the rest of the day 😉

    • Silver James says:

      Holding good thoughts for your FIL, Janet. We lost my parents and Lawyer Guy’s young so I’ve faced the mortality question more than I’d like. Things have a way of working out.

      “They say we’re young, and we don’t know…” 😉

  2. Sounds like you had a great time at Nationals. =o)

    I think what I need to do is remember all the dreams I had that have already come true and stop focusing so hard on the ones that haven’t. If the past taught me anything, it’s that those unrealized dreams are possible, too. Just because they haven’t come true, it doesn’t mean they won’t. And yeah, the big, rich, friendly dream, as always, is publication.

    PS. I refuse your earworm. I’m listening to Fiona Apple in my head this morning. So there. =op

    • Silver James says:

      Dreams are for a reason, and once one comes true, we either need a new dream or the NEXT dream. That’s how we keep moving forward, rather than stagnating in despair. Count the small ones and they’ll add up quickly–becoming big in the process.

      “We won’t find out unti-i-il we grow…” 😉

  3. ban says:

    I refuse your earworm too – I’m about to put on some Manic Bloom and hit the keyboard !!! And I agree with B.E. (yet again) sometimes we need to take a moment and be thankful for all the dreams that have already come true !!!

    Someday I hope to attend Nationals again, only as someone with a FINISHED story 😀 That’s one of my big dreams … I’m too informed now to think that would also qualify as a ‘rich’ dream 😉

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