Everyone has dedication to some thing in one form or another. For me, dedication means to carry through with my goals and dreams until they become a reality. My main goal is to write, second is to have a large press publish more than one of my novels. In other words, I want to succeed with my writing. Of course, when I first started, I did so not with the thought to become published. I assumed that was impossible for me. After all, the published authors were special.
Well, guess what? I’m special too. I may not write like other authors but that doesn’t make my work lesser than theirs, just different. What makes me special is the fact that I have persevered. I move forward. I no longer whisper that I am a writer. I tell everyone that will listen. I submit, receive rejections, and submit again, and I learn everything I can about my craft. Day after day, I practice to make my writing better. This is dedication.
To succeed, I have to set goals, stay focused on them and never give up on my abilities. That’s what being dedicated is all about.