This is the opening to the Blue October song Sound of Pulling Heaven Down
Somewhere, far away from here
I saw stars, stars that I could reach
It was a midnight, a silent twilight
Fell down, beyond the ocean beach
I love this because it's an awesome song but lately it's taken on a new meaning. Actually it happened the same day I got the my first email from an agent requesting the partial of my manuscript. It's the line I saw stars, stars I could reach. Everyone has dreams but as a writer who has finished a 92,000 word novel I feel like I found my star I can reach.
Let me explain.
We've all heard the saying "reach for the stars" and know it means go for it, chase your dreams. But what I see in most people is a want for something they make no effort to have. So for all you writers out there that write, I mean really write and are genuinely on the path to finishing a book or have finished, you're star is within reach. But only in reach if you want it to be. (and anyone taking actions towards a dream) Writing a book doesn't mean the same thing for everyone. For some it means becoming a successful author, for others its the sense of accomplishment they feel for doing it with no intent on sharing it with the world. Whatever your intent is - who cares! Just be sure to take the steps to pull that star a little bit closer each day.
The day I got that email and heard these lyrics I knew my star was that much closer and I don't plan on it fading anytime soon. It meant I'd done something right and I was one step closer to my dream. It may takes weeks, months or years but that star will be in the palm of my hands someday and I'll have a big fat smile spread across my face when it is. In the meantime I'm happy because though I want to see that star, I'm making sure to smile everyday star or not!
Here's a link to a live video someone posted on youtube if you'd like to hear this song for yourself. I tried to put the video right on there but had issues and gave up!
*Eek- can't wait to see Blue October live this month!!!