Friday, 29 July 2011
Well the serendipity happened, and a wonderful wave of publicity came and swept I Woke Up In The Future out into the big blue writing unknown. I held on tightly wondering where it would all take me. There were highs, there were lows, there were calm seas, and raging storms and well now I am about to disembark this ship and board an entirely new one, I have learnt one very valuable lesson, you will never make it in this business unless you trust yourself. Unfortunately there are many sharks out there, that lurk in the darkness beneath. At first you mistake them for a friendly dolphin, you think they want to play, toss a ball or two, take a dive and splash water in your face making your laugh, wipe your eyes and say 'silly dolphin nearly blinded me then' except while you're temporarily without sight, they narrow their eyes, bare their sharp teeth and take a big chunk out of your naivety. So after three newspapers, four magazines, three radio interviews, three production companies and no book deal or agent! I have come to the conclusion that you need to trust yourself and trust the process and no matter how much rejection you get know that it is and always will be about the money and whether a person, journalist, agent, publisher etc can make money from your talent or your story! If you stop trusting yourself, your stop remembering that and well then you can end up on the front of a tabloid newspaper *Laugh out Loud* wondering what the hell went wrong! Putting it all in persepctive, this is an experince, I am writer and one day this will be a chapter in my book! but what I have gained from this and can never be taken away and what I want to share with you is no matter what happens in your life, no matter what you do or say, or even why, none of it really matters unless you TRUST YOURSELF, only then will you truly understand the nature of life, truly understand the nature of you.