The question is what is it that I dream will happen? I recently read a post by a writing coach, Ann Kroeker, where she said, "Those of us who commit to the work of writing are likely dredging up anger and pain to get to the truths we long to express in clear, honest prose or poetry. That is hard. Then we send that into the world. When we do we want to know that "by exposing our pain we have built a bridge that spans Me and You and creates an Us." She asked if our dream was to publish or if it was to hear applause - although she believes it's more about being heard, knowing that your words have made a difference.
I fully agree. We might also dream about fame and money but mostly it's about knowing that our words changed the world of that one reader. It's about connection. My dream for my books, isn't to get rich, I'd give them all away for free if it meant you'd read them. I just want to expose something deep and meaningful to the world so that it changes the way my readers see the world they live in.