In a Question and Answer session quoted on Meyer Lane’s Short Attention Span Press (a blog I’m learning to really enjoy), Deborah Harkness had this advice for writers:
“Say yes.” The world is asking you to try new things, have fresh experiences, meet people, see foreign places, and learn things. Most of the time we say no. Say yes. Go for it. Try. Live. Dream. Refuse to be negative. Be generous with your own time and gifts. See what happens then.”
NOTE: This seems to me to be pretty darn good advice for ALL of us, doesn’t it?