Andy Williams sang this song and made it popular: The Impossible Dream.
Have you felt that about your writing and chances of getting your baby published, and the rejection slips that come through the mail? I know that I sure have. Yes, I have a contract on my book, and yes, it is coming out soon (fingers crossed here), but I am also aware of what I feel is a thin line between the published and the unpublished.
It has kinda amazed me that because I have a book coming out, that I am now somewhat of an expert about getting published. Believe you me, I don't feel like an expert, and don't know that I know anything more than any other author seeking publication.
Does dreaming that your book gets published seem like a fight with agents and publishers? Do you feel unbearable sorrow when you receive that rejection slip? I know of a lady who has published over 70 - yes 70! - books, and still receives rejection letters. She has different publishers that she works with. Some will publish her books in a certain genre, and reject others, which she gets published by another publisher.
See this is the thing: whether you are currently published or unpublished, publication doesn't mean an automatic acceptance of your new work. It takes just as much hard work as getting your first baby published.
So, dare to dream that seemingly impossible dream. Let Martin Luther King Jr.'s words resound in your soul: "I have a dream..."