Running Down a Dream: Your Road Map to Winning Creative Battles
Running Down a Dream is exactly what the subtitle suggests, a roadmap. Tim begins this epic tale of creativity and triumph pretty close to rock bottom. Literally, crying on the toilet with a mortgage payment he didn’t know how he was going to make and a family depending on him. Then he backs up to when he decided to start his own company and shows us how he dug himself into the pit of despair and what he did to get back out, reach his goals, and save his marriage.
My rating and review 5/5 Stars
I don’t like giving out five-star ratings if you get one, you’ve earned it. But there was no less than two moments pre-chapter that I felt like Tim was talking about me. But he didn’t just leave me wondering why I can’t make shit work while he did, he gave me the actual steps to dig myself out of the hole (or start chipping away at the plaster).
Seeing someone I like, admire, and look up to going through the same things I am was more than inspiring. Before I started reading this book I was running on empty. I was working hard and seeing little to no results. Short term bumps and small wins. I was trained by Tim for crying out loud, why couldn’t I do this? The answer was in the book. I’m new. I’m still working on my 10k hours and I needed a more experimental mindset. Not just when I’m launching books and trying to help authors but in everything I do.
This book is the toolbox, filled with all the tools, you need to make your creative journey a little easier. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still going to be an uphill battle in ice, wind, and snow but this book gives you the ice pick and those claw things for your boots, a nice winter jacket and a little food for your soul along the way.
I highly recommend for anyone embarking on a creative journey or if you’re in about year four or five and wondering if things will ever work out.
For more by Tim
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About the Reviewer
Marissa Frosch loves reading paranormal romance, urban fantasy, thriller/mystery, memoir, and self-help/business books. Diversity in literature is incredibly important to her and she loves to see #Ownvoices.
Marissa is the co-founder and Head of Marketing at Amphibian Press. She got her Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University in May 2018 and is a Certified Book Launch Coach trained by Tim Grahl. Marissa created and runs Amphibian Authors, a place for authors to learn about marketing and publishing. Be sure to download your free Author Platform Guide. In addition to her Book Launch Certification, Marissa also received her Story Grid Editor Certification in March of 2019. Marissa also writes fiction under the name Cameron J Quinn.