It came as no big surprise when a former classmate of mine from several decades ago became one of Hollywood‘s most admired and respected actors of this generation. He has acted in more than 30 movies and been nominated for an Academy Award, aka the Oscar. A funny coincidence is that I spent three fabulous, yet frustrating years in Hollywood trying desperately to break into the same craft as Viggo had, only to return to New York to pursue other avenues, one of which was the desire to write novels one day. This was a childhood dream I held close to my heart but never pursued until later in my life.
Fast forward to 2012. I now have my first novel published and it finally lands on Amazon as a Kindle ebook as well as a paperback version. The Vulture Project is not up for any top awards or nominations, but Trish Morgan, the heroine who saves the day along side Harley, the somewhat reclusive Vietnam veteran should receive some adulation, at least in my eyes. Who knows, maybe they will come to life in a Hollywood film adaptation one day in the not too distant future and maybe, just maybe, I can convince Viggo to star as Harley and bring my characters to life on the big screen someday and perhaps he will pick up his long overdue Oscar! And maybe, just maybe, I can pick one up too for best film of the year.
Nothing wrong with dreaming big, right? After all, Viggo did and look where he ended up! So, my advice to anyone out there who is constantly being told to stop dreaming and be realistic is simple. If you have an unfulfilled dream no matter what it may be and no matter how big it may seem, I say go for it! What do you have to lose? Don’t let the sun go down on your dreams. You may even end up going viral and impact the world through your individual contribution. If Viggo can do it, then why can the rest of us accomplish our dreams and goals.
Yes, my friends, Viggo, my humble, unassuming former classmate from the past has gone viral…