“What we need is more people that specialize in the impossible.” -Theodore Roethke
On Christmas Day I’ll be twenty four. And I’ll be able to say that I’ve been writing for half my life. That’s how long I’ve been pursuing my dream of becoming a writer.
Twelve years spent around people who thought writing was just a hobby. Twelve years spent among people who thought that I was becoming a lost cause. Then they kind of decided that I was a lost cause.
Being a writer in Romania is kind of a ridiculous thing. You don’t get published unless you know someone, and you don’t even get paid enough to survive. In Romania, writing is a hobby. Time consuming and exotic.
Well, I don’t like to think about anything in this world as being impossible. Out of reach. Ridiculous.
I believe that this world is big enough for all of us to get what we want. I believe that it’s equally important to figure out what is it that you really want.
I also believe that we learn a lot more from failure than we ever do from success. And I also believe that the harder the journey, the more you appreciate reaching the destination.
I wasn’t born to easily let go of things. Or people. Or ideas. I was born to hold on so tight until the impossible becomes possible. When cloaked in horror and despair, I don’t wish for things. I want. I try. I fight. I don’t give up.
Because nothing’s impossible. Because our greatest glory lies in seeing the world, not as it is, but as it could be.
There are twelve more days in the campaign. Twenty two people have contributed a total of $1,025 so far. We need to raise another $475 to reach the goal.
There are still lots of perks available to those who want to help out. Also, anyone who contributes $50 or more to the campaign will have a blog post reblogged on this website, and will be featured as sponsor for an entire month. That is on top of any perks you might select from the campaign page itself.
Help me reach my goal, help me fight for my dream and release my novels. Help me prove that the impossible is, actually, possible.
If you want to help me out, you can do so here. Any contribution matters. Any amount brings me closer to reaching my goal.