Be Your Own Dragon


Writer's life / Friday, February 23rd, 2018

They say dragons don’t exist, but words can be deceiving. What one might think of when picturing a dragon, is not what someone else will think of. Some people may see a monster, a miracle, or both. I see perseverance and strength.

The other day I heard about someone who had been told that they’d never write anything, and that they wouldn’t be successful. Even as a teen when I told a ‘friend’ I wanted to write novels, she scoffed. I was insulted, but I got it. In her mind, authors won awards, were famous and, well, wrote novels. She couldn’t imagine that someone she knew, someone ‘normal’ would achieve that. I remember thinking: How narrow-minded. And also: Ha, I’ll show you.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you say you’ve seen a dragon. People will believe what they want to believe. The important thing is that you believe. Not only that. That you KNOW. I never stopped knowing. I am my own dragon.

 

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