I think all indie authors have a bit of Rudy in them. I know I do. Making it into the traditional ranks of publishing is such a long shot, hit, miss, work and luck. But all Indie authors have a dream: write a book, have people read it, and our own version of running through the stadium tunnel in a Notre Dame football Jersey: To make a top 100 list.
I always cry at the end of the movie Rudy. They carry him off the field after his one play. Did it make him a football player? No. He's too small. But he got to live a dream, a moment, and isn't that all what we're chasing. For me, that moment is to be on the top of the Amazon list. I won't ever make it through the Indie ranks to the New York Times Best Seller List. But Jeez, it doesn't matter. You work with what you have, with what God gave you, and you work as hard as you can and you never give up on a dream. It took me 25 years just to release a book. I'm like Rudy, the one play is a pretty thing! Life is good when you let it be!
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