Dreams vs Reality

“So many fail because they don’t get started; they don’t go.

They don’t overcome inertia.

They don’t begin.”

~ W. Clement Stone

Dreams become reality when we take the first step toward achieving them. It’s been my dream to write books since I was eleven years old. In the beginning, it never occurred to me that it would be difficult, or that I couldn’t do it. I just tried. I penned stories… brief, short scenes… on notebook paper all through middle school. As I got older, realization dawned that writing a book was a much larger task. Perhaps I lost sight of the dream for a time, believing it to be more than I was capable of, but the dream never actually went away. Ten years ago, I made the conscious decision to pursue it, in earnest.

Now, five completed manuscripts and several partially completed ones later, I’ve made my dream a reality because I “got started”… I “overcame inertia”… I “began it”. I am not a failure as a writer, because I WRITE. I’m a success because I took the steps to make my dream a reality.

Whatever your dreams are, I encourage you to do the same. Begin them. Overcome the inertia of doing nothing about them. Don’t fail because you never got started. Your dreams have much to give you and much to teach you. Go after them and see what happens!

My latest young adult paranormal romance is now on sale. It’s a story of forgiveness, grace, and second chances… something I think everyone can relate to… something that everyone should experience in a profound and life-changing way.


Zoe Gray lost her father… in more ways than one. Angry and bitter, Zoe spends the summer before her senior year of high school doing everything she can to forget, legal or not. But a close call triggers a reality check, and Zoe decides to put her life back together, a task that proves a lot harder than she thought.

Adrian Shaw shows up on the first day of school, creating quite a stir with his striking good looks and gleaming black motorcycle. But Adrian is much more than a “biker boy”, and as Zoe discovers, he may just hold the key she needs to put her life back on the right path.

But as they do battle with evil forces that want nothing more than to destroy Zoe’s chance at a normal life, will their feelings for one another make them stronger, or be the reason Zoe’s happiness slips away forever?

And will Zoe learn to forgive before it’s too late?

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Find DUSK:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Dusk-Young-Adult-Paranormal-Romance-ebook/dp/B00HQ28IWW

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dusk-amy-durham/1117992952?ean=2940148293873

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  1. Hi Amy, Dreams are wonderful things but achieving the dream requires hard work – ask any athlete! The same thing goes for writing books. Glad to hear you are fulfilling your dreams.

    Wishing you lots of luck with this YA. Sounds like a delicious read.

  2. I have always felt limited in my dreams because of actual physical limitations. I never let myself think too far ahead to the future. But if I had known then what I know now I would have shot for the moon. I always encourage people no matter their physical abilities to be all they can be. And you can be ANYTHING you want to be with a little perseverance!

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