I occasionally run workshops on self-publishing a novel and in every class there's at least one set of eyebrows that shoot up at the point where I sta...
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Years later, she tries to focus on the details: the cinnamon sugar sticking to her shoulder. The thick fold of leaves overhead. The cold buttered toast wrapped in tin foil. The smell of his sweat mixed into the smell of pine needles.
It takes many years to become an overnight success -- and a thick skin to survive the rejection and criticism.
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