Small word. Big possibilities.
If I could get my foot in the door...I could show them that I'm worth taking a chance on.
If I could get my book read by someone other than family and friends...I know people would like it.
If I could find that one person to believe in me...I would type my fingertips to the bone to make my work shine for them.
If I could get my book started on its way to being published...I would feel vindicated.
If I could finally answer the question "What do you do for a living?" with the words I'm an author...I would have a sense of purpose.
If my work saw the light of day...I could finally sit down at my computer like a writer instead of like an unemployed loser.