Just dreaming?

Last Update: June 21, 2018

Am I just dreaming, or can I make any money doing this?

I don't mean walking in the sea with a monkey. Can I sell my books? Easy to write them, not so easy to sell them though. It is not explained when you aspire to publish a novel, the work starts when you scrawl (or type) The End. It is far from the end!

I am proud of a few things in my life, so far, my family tops the list. Following my stroke, my long suffering wife and our two young children really had it hard. We lost homes, businesses and all our money. We are all still battling, but things are looking a bit rosier.

Writing my first novel made me feel good, yes proud in fact. Playing cricket at international level pleased me no end. I should explain, it wasn't England I was playing for. At that time, Thailand were known as an emerging nation, which meant they were allowed to field a number of foreigners. I was lucky enough to be selected. What an experience that was, we played in Napal. We didn't win the tournament. For the record, we lost to Hong Kong, and UAE. We drew with the hosts in a rain effected match. And we beat Japan.

Now at the start of a new chapter in life. Wealthy Affiliate. Can I make a success of this? My wife and children certainly deserve it.

I will gradually work my way through the courses, which is no hardship, it is fun!

My financial dream - to earn more than we spend! Simple enough? Or am I just dreaming?

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tobocrs Premium
Whoa! International level? Color me VERY impressed!
It's taken us (including my wife in this) more than 11 years to understand cricket (there's a reallllly long story here; if you're curious let's PM) and now we're big, big fans, especially of the IPL. Have never experienced a 50 or a full-fledged test, but that may yet happen if we keep this up!
About your blog: I sure hope not! If you are dreaming, than a lot of us are in the same boat. I'm counting on another several-month slog of training tasks and writing before I feel my website is ready for the public, and then I'll have a better idea about success than I do now!
Thanks Colin!
Tim
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CDevonshire Premium
Don't forget, it was Thailand, not exactly a world force in cricket. That said, I loved every second. Back in England, I played what they call 'minor counties', which is not pro standard.
Test cricket takes a bit more getting used to. Limited over games are great fun. I am involved with 6-a-side cricket, that is a whole new game!
Colin
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tobocrs Premium
Ahhh, if only I were 20 (30? 40? 50?) years younger World force or not, you were still chosen to be one of the Foreigners on a national squad! Claim it, dude! (Sorry for the unabashed yank-ism!)
Tim
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CDevonshire Premium
As I always say, American English is not wrong, just different!
Colin
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tobocrs Premium
...which I'm sure you encountered in spades in Thailand! India! Pakistan! Kenya! South Africa! Did I forget any?
Tim
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newlive Premium
Hi mate you are hanging in there never let that hope disappear. I wish you the very best.
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Sherylwan Premium
As long as you keep having fun at training, you’ll get there soon. Life is too short for any regrets, make the most in this life!

To your success,
Sheryl
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MKearns Premium
It can be done. One effort at a time!
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jimroberts54 Premium
We all may be dreaming, but isn't it a dream that starts the process? When you write a novel, isn't it your dream to write the best novel you can and finally have it published. Whether you make money with the novel or not, your dream should be fulfilled the day the novel is published and it should give you a wonderful feeling of pride and accomplishment.

The thing that usually happens is that people become bored or impatient and lose sight of their dreams for one reason or another. Once the dream is let go, it is difficult at best to retrieve it and start again.

So dream and dream big, but never, never let go of your dream. It is your dream that will make all things possible.
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