Here is mine:
My short story Why Do Aliens Love Iowa? is published in Tribute to the Stars in early 2011. As the tribute actor, William Shatner is sent a copy. He loves it and decides to make a movie of it; the idea is that strong. He contacts Steven Spielberg and asks him to read it. Spielberg loves it too. Soon after I get a call from Shatner offering to buy the movie rights, but there's a catch - they want me to do the screenplay. My answer is yes and several days later I'm flying to LA to begin work on it. The movie comes out the summer of 2012 and it's a blockbuster. We all live happily ever after.
Okay. I live in the real world and I know my fantasy is just that - a fantasy. But it makes my dreams seem all the more possible. I have been published and I have started work on my novel. First-time novelists do get offered book deals. It can happen and I have faith it will happen to me, eventually. Believe in your dreams, and with hard work and sometimes luck, they can come true. After all, someone has to win the Lottery.
Do you have a writing fantasy? How is it different to your writing dreams and does it influence them?