Goodreads asked S.K. Derban:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

S.K. Derban Remember that every rejection will bring you one person closer to an acceptance. Although there is nothing wrong with self-publishing, I made the decision to wait. It took me over five hundred contacts before signing with an agent, and probably one hundred more before my first book was published. Please do not give up.
S.K. Derban

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