Considering the lesson of the Aesop fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, I found that the trait of consistency really is a winner. With consistency, a writer moves toward that book contract or best seller list, despite backsets and dry spells.
Although I never gave up, I treated my career like the hare, running full speed and allowing distractions to get me off course. This resulted in a string of rejections and scattered publications until a book editor gave me some career-changing advice:
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Post by Diane Christner