Did I have unrealistic expectations? Some would say I did. But a girl can dream and writers do write. So whilst my debut novel Sans Espoir and my collection of poems Blank Canvas didn't make the impression or have the impact I had hoped they would, I continue to pursue my- no not dream because it's already happened-,*** of being a writer and so I write. There's the reason why I continue: my dream was to be a writer- full stop. And whether book sales continue to crawl or pig fly threw the roof, I measure my success by completion and not $$$. Each time I pen my heart on paper and complete the novel or poem I had set out to write, I am successful. I love writing and will continue to love it, live it, dream it- publish it. So were my expectations unrealistic? No they weren't. I had expected and hoped to one day write and publish and have persons read my work- I'm living that, dream?, no... reality!!!