Age: old enough to know better
Lives In: Los Angeles – but the glamorous part.
Current Job: Writer. It’s all I know.
Living it. Or did you mean fantasy? My fantasy is to do exactly what I’m doing in a villa in Italy or on an island in Greece or Hawaii. Same job, different location with a beach nearby to take long walks on.
What are you doing to attain your dream?:
Working my ass off. Sometimes, I think 99% of writing is showing up. Sitting down in the chair, daring to face the computer’s blank screen and start typing. Sometimes, what you write is wonderful. Sometimes, it’s crap. But if you show up every day, you build enough of a foundation that you can then go back and really polish the material and make it something you are truly proud of. I’m a foodie, so I always equate writing to baking a cake. The actual effort of shopping for the ingredients, cracking the eggs, mixing in the flour and sugar is not terribly glamorous; in fact, it’s somewhat tedious…however, you need to do that work before you can do the fun part: frosting, decorating and eating.
What do you think you need to attain your dreams?:
Self-confidence, determination, talent and incredibly thick skin. Luck doesn’t hurt either.
Have you attained any dreams? If so, what’d you do to attain them?
Being an all American lacrosse player was a big dream so was getting my first book published and my first play produced. And finding good sushi is also a dream.
What’s your advice to other dreamers?:
Go for it. I believe that successful dreamers are incredibly passionate people who achieve their dreams by refusing to give up… no matter how big the obstacles in front of them might be. People are so eager to say no. To tell you that you are not capable. That it’s not worth it. And these naysayers aren’t just strangers…it’s often friends and family who will be your biggest skeptics. But if you have a dream, I urge you to take a leap and commit yourself to pursuing that dream. It may take a long time and you will probably face tons of rejections and no’s; however, if you know what you want, you have to go for it. You only get one life, so why spend it in some dead end job filled with regrets, what ifs and should’ve/could’ve thoughts.
Colette also has her debut book coming out January 29th called The Affair. If you can’t tell from the title, it’s a tale of infidelity (read a review here). It’s available for preorder on Amazon! Show her some support here, on her website, and on twitter.
- Dreamer: Jillian Pfund (dreamtillgreen.com)
- Dreamer: Jabril Faraj (dreamtillgreen.com)
- Dreamer: Jose Hernandez (dreamtillgreen.com)