A Writer’s Dreams versus a Writer’s Reality

The dreams:

My publisher tells me the first draft I’ve submitted will be printed exactly as is.

My novel sells millions of copies.

The reality:

My publisher tells me the draft I’ve submitted needs a lot of revision.

My novel sells enough copies that I can buy a McHappy meal.


We all want the dream but if you can live with the reality, you’ll succeed as a full-time writer.