Talent + Perseverance + Luck
(A formula in different amounts for different author journeys!)
Ellen's final pieces of advice:
Forget the helicopter.Expect to work hard and enjoy the work.Don't make Everest your first climb!Don't climb alone! (Be part of SCBWI, for instance!)And find YOUR OWN PATH. (they stories YOU have to tell)
And Ellen's penultimate words, from the summit:
"You are the future of children's publishing. Be a shining light."
Posted by Lee Wind