Long day ahead

Last night I wrote up some plugging-away-at-getting-published advice for a friend to include in an SCBWI presentation, but I could have saved myself those words had I known what I’d encounter on my walk this morning.

To sum up, aspiring authors and illustrators, you’ve got a hill to climb. And no matter how slow you are, you’ve still got to plan on climbing it. Maybe some nice person will swoop in and offer to carry you to the top. But it’s just as likely that he’ll just take your picture, post it on his blog, and continue on his way.