I've taken steps to fulfill my dream.
I've entered my novella in a publisher-sponsored contest and I've entered the first page in agent Nathan Bransford's contest for first pages...(http://www.nathanbransford.blogspot.com/).
I don't want to sit back and whine about chasing my dream, I want to go out there, grab it by the tail and wrestle it into submission!
Ah...the joys, thrills and spills of a hopeful writer pursuing a publishing career.
Thank you for playing along...