Tip of the Week: Grow a four-inch, bullet-proof, scaly, steel armor-plated skin.

Now this is true in many facets of life, but especially in publishing. You’ve got to be able to withstand the rejections, the edits, and the heart breaking moment when a librarian or bookstore owner goes, “I’m sorry, you’re who? I’ve never heard of that book.”

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