Goodreads asked Susan Meraki:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Susan Meraki This is a journey of attrition that moves at glacial speeds. The journey has many steps - each has an enormous chance of rejection. You have a better chance to make a living as a professional athlete than as a writer, so manage your expectations. Finally, there is nothing that can adequately prepare you for the review process; submit your work to local readers groups first to thicken your skin.

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