Goodreads asked Victoria Caro:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Victoria Caro This is a tricky question because we are all in it for different reasons, or have a different set of expectations. If you want to write for the love of it, then there is no other advice than “just do it”. Second-guessing your qualifications, acceptance, success, and so on, is unproductive and will take you nowhere, so sit down and start writing to your heart’s content. However, if you are hoping to make money, and don’t have a publisher backing you up, then it is no different than setting up a small business hoping to turn it into a big one. Some investment will be required, and you will start by being the CEO, Marketing and Sales Director, Public Relations, and even the Brand, apart from the Production Line! Be ready for a lot of hard work, not ALL of it fun, but certainly worth it, if you believe in the product and yourself!

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