Here is my advice to aspiring writers: 1. Develop thick skin. 2. Believe in yourself. 3. Write every day. 4. Be in it for the long haul. 5. Remember success is not overnight. 6. Sacrifice is a must. 7. Do your research!!! 8. Celebrate the success of your other writer friends! 9. Remember your journey will not be like anyone else's. 10. You will know you are truly meant to be a writer if you would still keep writing even if you knew that you'd never sell a book!