Tip: Keep at it. And grow a thick skin. Writing is not easy and rejections and bad reviews hurt. A lot. Learn to take it, and then let it go. You have to or it can stall you.
Thought: “Talent is never enough in any field; it must be coupled with perseverance and the need for recognition.” – Rod McKuen.
Teaser: You character is sitting in a room staring out a window. What does s/he see? What is his/her mood? Why?