We all know you can learn a great deal about the writing process by reading author blogs. And there are more blogs than I can possibly keep up with. Sometimes, unfortunately, you have to pick and choose. One of the blogs I read regularly is CYNSATIONS by author Cynthia Leitich Smith. If you haven't yet discovered her blog, be sure to stop by.
But sometimes you learn tidbits of wisdom from a comment an author has left on someone else's blog. Here's Cynthia's comment on author/agent Mandy Hubbard's livejournal post from Dec 7, 2010 (which brilliantly discussed how rejection makes you a stronger writer):
"Publishing is a lot less about splash (which you can't control) and a lot more about whether you keep kicking. So kick hard."
What are your favorite words of writing wisdom from a published author of books for children or teens?