The July/August issue of Writer’s Digest arrived in my mailbox earlier this week. One section I always enjoy is Breaking In where they highlight three new authors and how they…you guessed it…broke in.
This month I was struck by how something about each of these people is similar to me. First, one author lives in Seattle. Check. Another author writes for young adults. Check – I’d like to do that, too. And third, one of the authors was a teacher in Japan on the same government-sponsored program as me. Check.
Well, humpf! Here are three writers with some of my same experiences. The difference is, they’ve published books. And, they’ve done a lot to get those books published.
Rather than wallow in self-pity, I’ve taken this as a message: it’s time for me to get cracking!