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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I'm Dreaming The Hardest

I read a quote today from Marilyn Monroe that really hit home for me -

"I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest."
— Marilyn Monroe
This quote resonates with me so much. Not that I want to be an actress, but I think it can apply to any dream - in my case, becoming an author. There are thousands of authors trying to make it big, debuting novels and trying to sell movie rights - I could become discouraged and give up, but I'm not going to do that it. My debut novel has already been accepted for publishing and will be released in a few weeks - goal one achieved. Production companies are always looking for new scripts - so why can't it be mine? I'm dreaming the hardest!
The past few days I have been working on the new trilogy that I am hoping to publish. I'm excited to try and break into the YA market as these are books that I enjoy reading and I would be honored to be included in that genre. I spent most of last night with my nose buried in historical texts about the English witch trials in the 1700s ( a little hint about the content of the novels) and I have found it all fascinating.
On a personal note, I had a dinner and DVD night with one of my close friends the other night and we watched 'Julie and Julia'. This movie inspired both my creativity and my determination to keep posting to this blog. Now, back to researching the witch trials.
Until next time...
Hannah xx

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