This post from author/agent Betsy Lerner’s site talks about what “making it” in publishing means. As a writer, I can’t imagine how crazy it’ll be to walk into a bookstore and see my book on a shelf. That just blows my mind. It kills me to think that people I don’t know will (hopefully) be reading the words I’ve strung together and slung onto pages and (even more hopefully) actually like them enough to keep reading.
For a runner, would it be to complete that marathon? (For me, yes!) For a photographer, to have that spread in a national magazine? For a singer to land that recording contract? It’s cool to consider the possibilities.