In life we have so many expectations that we’d like to see happen. From watching our children grow and hoping they become successful adults in whatever we do. To being successful in whatever job we do. To so many things in life.
As a writer I have several expectations I want to do or have happen for myself. Like, continually being ready to learn how to improve my craft of writing. The more I focus on this the better my writing has become over time. I know I still have more to grow, but the thing is, I continue to do so.
I have expectations of getting published someday whether I go the traditional route, which is my current plan, or self-publish. The thing is, I have those expectations so that I can create a goal to achieve them. I think having expectations are important in life as they are what motivates us to do better and be the best we can be.