Look yonder! Look up!
To the skies above
To thousands of glittering stars.
Do you know half of them are gone,
Their identities no more,
The star itself no longer around,
But can they be truly dead
If their light still shines down?
Surround yourself with people who are serious about being writers, and who will tell you, ‘Hey—you can do better than this.’ Who will be critical of your work, but also supportive. And who will not be competitive in a negative way. — Isabel Quintero