Making your own luck in publishing

Check out this great post by Kameron Hurley.

I haven’t been able to track down the origin of the phrase “you make your own luck.” Hemingway said it, and a bunch of other people have said essentially the same thing, but it’s easier to dispense sage advice than it is to apply it to your own life.

Kameron (we’ve never met, but I’m pretending that we’re on a first-name basis) is leading by example in this case, and it’s a lot more powerful to see someone walking the walk than just to hear them talking the talk.

Congratulations Kameron, and thank you.

(I took the photo above in the ruins of Chichen Itza. The persistence of the flowers growing in such a difficult place seemed reminiscent of Kameron’s lesson.)

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