Two weeks ago, I lost my sister-in-law Barb to cancer. She had been diagnosed in February, and then four months later she passed away. This was crazy fast.
Her untimely death sent me reeling. She was relatively young by today’s standards, only 60, much younger than me. So…it’s made me think about life more, what I want to do and to achieve. For me, I’ve always wanted to publish a picture book, and now, I am more determined.
Writing is my passion and I hope it is yours, too. So my advice to you is to write every day. No excuses. Just put a few words down daily even if you don’t feel like it (you can always edit later.) Create new fiction. Edit older projects. Or, get started on a topic that you’ve always wanted to research and write about it.
Submit your work continuously, non-stop. If your dream is to get published in a children’s magazine, then study the markets, submit and submit and persevere until your work is accepted. If you want to get a book published, polish it until it is perfect, have a second reader review it, edit it again, and then search the directories for agents. Don't give up.
I urge you know to think about your writing dreams and pursue them. We never know what the future will hold. Life is short. Live it. Live it well. And write.