The Naked Cowboy

How far would you be willing to go?


Would you be willing to dance in your undies in Times Square?

We all have dreams.  Growing up our naive minds were full of inspiration, dreams and fantasies.  Then over the years some people have had the opportunity to expand on those dreams.  While unfortunately many of us will put them aside.  Many publishers today are worried about investing in a new author. Now, most publishers are contracting with celebrities, politicians, current authors and bloggers.  I have created this blog to create a rapport.  I just ask: how far would you be willing to go to make your dreams come true?

20 comments on “How far would you be willing to go?

  1. It is interesting how our minds in adolescence are vibrant yet simple. I think as we evolve in life and grow old we recognize achievements only particular to goals we have set for ourselves. The older we get seemingly leads to the frantic search for complacency. This may not be the case for all individuals, but occurs often. Everyone wants to be something and parting from those childhood fantasies may be appropriate for those with the capacity and means to achieve more in life than they ever imagined. I would go to great distance to make my dreams come true– only if humility and respect are not jeopardized during the process. How far we go and where we go should be weighed against personal beliefs and core values alone.

  2. I think your post points to a truth we learn as we get older. Just being talented and hard working isn’t really enough. You need to be able to your own promotion, your own marketing and your own sales.

    So, as I look at why my Career took off and my writing did not, I can point to one fact. I marketed myself, I made a business network, and I became a good interviewee (I could close the sale).

    Instead of giving up on my dreams though I realize I need to not just work hard, I have to do the work people are reticent are to do.

    • Sorry my response is so late. I’m very impressed with people who can market themselves. I have to say my biggest critic is myself. I am shocked when I read compliments about my writings. I love to write. I love to create. I love my characters, but sometimes the line stops there. I’m a work in progress. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Keep up the writing.

  3. I try to tell myself that part of my dreams is going through the process of becoming a writer. Not just the destination, but the journey and all that 🙂

    But I suppose I try to draw the line at giving up my integrity, that what I write has to be ‘true to life’. Unfortunately it means not taking shortcuts and trying not to do too much hack work. Easier said than done, I know!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    • Thanks for noting the journey. I never slowed down to think about enjoying the journey. I know what you mean about the hack job. I have been foolish about some of my writings. I have wanted to delete the ones I am ashamed of, but in being true to myself I leave them posted to remind myself to slow down. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    • Thank you! You made me cry little tears of joy. I am so grateful to receive this award. Your talents are superb and I enjoy reading the blogs crafted by all the smart, creative and out-of-the-box creators here online. I am so touched that I have been selected for this award. Thank you! Thank you!

      • You’re very welcome! And thank you so much for the wonderful compliment 🙂 Keep on writing 🙂

  4. So true about the inspired minds of children, and how quickly we realize our “ordinariness” or believe it. I’m with you–as I use my blog in hopes of publishing a book about the happiness, silliness and sometimes yuckiness of raising children, Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, too. I write everyday, because if I don’t, it will be yet another project that disintigrates for lack of discipline not for want.

  5. I can’t say how far I would go to get something published, the chances of that happening to me are so slim as to be laughable, thanks for following my blog. Yours is well sritten and really looks nice.
    Im not sure why you did, but thank you!

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  7. Great post for pondering! It reminds me of Tim McGraw’s song, “How Bad Do You Want it?” If you want it bad enough, you’ll persevere until you reach the finish line…keep up the great writing, JCV and you’ll make it! 🙂

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