I actually have several bits of advice to share:
- Read a lot. Write a lot. Live a lot. All three will improve your writing
- Be ready for anything and keep an eye out for opportunity. You never know when something totally unexpectedly awesome might happen that will change everything.
- If the market can't find a place for your book right now, be patient. Everything's cyclical, the trend will come back around.
- It doesn't matter how many rejections you get. You just need one "yes" to change everything