"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure."
Some people look for the easy way, the next get rich scheme and the short-cuts to the top. They don't exist for most of us. If you want something bad enough, it takes preparation, hard work, learning from failure and persistence. As artists and writers we understand this because we sometimes labor for years or even a lifetime with little or no success. My words are simple: keep writing, keep painting, keep living.