Elmo’s Advice of the Day

Monday night we went to the Library to return some books and of course pick a few more up. One of the books, well CDs,cinderelmo.jpg we picked up was CinderElmo, which is a play on the classic Cinderella, with Elmo playing the (male) Cinderella part. It’s a pretty cute story. Actually we picked up the CinderElmo Soundtrack CD, which is more of a “book on cd” rather than a straight music soundtrack.

Anyhow, the theme to this movie has some relevance to those of us who dream to be writers, or those of us who dream at all. There’s a line in the movie that is said by Elmo’s Fairy Godperson and repeated throughout the movie that says:

“If you have a dream, do the thing that makes the dream come true”

This really is good advice. If you dream of writing a novel, go out and write a novel. If you have already written something and dream of being published, go out and submit it somewhere, because it’s not going to submit itself. If you want to be a writer, write!

That settles it for me, I’m definitely doing NaNoWriMo this year. Sure I have not chance of finishing, and I am a little crazy to even try, but a guy’s gotta dream, right?