If I could offer one piece of advice to every writer, it would be to let your dreams soar to the clouds, but keep your feet firmly planted on the ground. Success comes to those who Dream Big. But be wise and prudent along the way.
To put it another way, you have to be a grown-up. This means that most of us need a “day job” while we’re pursuing our dream job. Think of every successful person you know and rest assured that they had to endure the day job blues too.
If you’re a writer, your dreams are attainable because you can pursue your craft on a lunch break, in the early morning or late at night, basically whenever you can find a few spare moments. Would-be actors have it much tougher because they can’t necessarily go on casting calls if they are at work.
So be a grown up, but remember your child-like enthusiasm. Life is a balance, but you can walk that tightrope and gather your applause.