Blogger: Rachel Kent
Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.
I am so excited to move forward in my career as an agent. I dream of helping my clients to grow, and in the process I know I will grow as well. My clients aren’t all the same, but here is a dream I have for all of them and for all of you writers, too.
I wish for my clients and for you writers to find fulfillment in writing. Each individual is writing for a reason, and not every person writes for the same reason. Because of this, fulfillment could come in different forms. For some, it could be getting a book published. For others it could be receiving news that a project has touched a life. For another writer fulfillment might be writing the dedication of a book to a special person. I hope to help my clients toward fulfilling that dream, whatever it might be.
A movie I watched recently, Miss Austen Regrets, was a fictional presentation of Jane Austen’s life. According to the movie, one of Jane’s main dreams for her writing was to make enough money so that she, her sister, and her mother could live comfortably without constantly worrying about money. The movie ended with Jane having lived her entire life writing to try to fulfill her dream (making lots of sacrifices to write), but she never did achieve that goal. In Jane Austen’s case, however, we know how very important her books have become to many people. I love all of her stories!
The movie left me feeling bittersweet. Jane’s personal dreams never were fulfilled, but I think God’s dreams for Jane were. Jane chose to do what she loved in hopes that she could make a difference. She never got to see the extent of the difference she made, and her books were not moneymakers in her lifetime. But following the desire of her heart to write really was the best path in the long run.
I hope that all of you see your dreams fulfilled in your lifetimes, but if that isn’t the case, I know that God will bless the efforts you make if you work toward the dreams He has laid on your hearts.
If you don’t mind sharing, what would fulfill your writing dreams?