The main struggle isn't usually the dreaming, but rather the follow-through. It can be difficult to peruse finishing the first draft of a short story or manuscript. It might feel exhausting to revise, cut whole chunks form a story you've slaved over, and then unravel it into a whole new dimension.
But if the characters haunt you the way an echo from the last note of an amazing song chases after your ears, you must persevere.
Every author I have ever interviewed, and in three years time that's a whole heap of amazing scribes, has had to suffer at the hands of patience, perseverance, and faith. Sometimes blind faith that has been duct taped and thrown in a back closet.
But they don't stop putting one finger to key after key after key. They don't backpedal in fear, away from their passion and path. They don't succumb to fear or petty annoyance. They simply strive. Ahead. With an umbrella of hope and vision for tomorrow or the next day.
Keep your words sacred, especially when talking to yourself. Be gentle with yourself, for you are a child of the universe. Your words and your stories matter.