"If there were a magic one-size-fits-all recipe, someone most certainly already would have sold it and would be a multi-bajillionare by now. But alas, there is no set-in-stone formula to get published. It stands to reason that the key elements of any publishing formula would include (but would not be limited to): coming up with a great idea, working hard at perfecting it, writing constantly, building your platform and hoping upon hope you get lucky. My experience has been that the last element is just as important as all the rest. Of course, if you do all the rest, you put yourself in the best position to be prepared when luck finds you."
Brian A. Klems (via writingquotes)