Nine years, five novels, and 197 agent rejections later, I decided to take my dreams in my own hands. My debut novel was released today. I am the happiest man in the world. Ask me anything.
If you take one thing from this AMA, let it be this:
People spend so much time trying to keep the waves of life from rocking their boats, that they forget the reason they set out in the first place. Whether your dreams are massive or miniscule, don't forget which direction to point your sails, and don't give up when the storm seems impossible to conquer.
There are so many ghost ships drifting in whatever direction the current takes them. Don't let that happen to your vessel. Stay the course, ignore the nay-sayers, and take a chance if no one will give you one. Fight for your dreams, because they're worth fighting for.
And when you finally achieve your goals, I promise you, there will be no greater feeling.
Edit: I have work to do with Query Kombat. I'll be back in a bit to answer more questions. Edit: Thank you all for making this AMA a success. I'm signing out for the day. I'll pop in tomorrow to answer more questions.