Connect. “Find others with the same goals,” writes Langdon. “The most important step I took on my journey to becoming a published author was joining my local writer’s organization. Not only did I learn vast amounts about the industry and my craft, but I made lasting friendships. Those relationships have sustained me through the ups and downs, times when I wanted to give up or give into the lie that my dream was bigger than anything I could accomplish. Find a local or online community of people who share your interest, and don’t just lurk. Dig in and participate, ask questions. Feed your interest with others’ enthusiasm!
Don’t just survive! Thrive!»