Start over.

Every day a writer starts over. No one breaks through permanently.

You have to work hard to get in editors’ and readers’ faces, but you also have to feel completely fine with being a nobody forever and ever.

You have to support your lovely odd-duck friends who have made money from their creations, but you can’t compare yourself to them. You have to aim high but you also have to commit yourself to the work you love and believe in without any expectation that it will bring you success.

Heather Havrilesky ‘Ask Polly: Should I Just Give Up on My Writing?‘ New York Magazine

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