It has been 6 years since I first got The Call.
How can that be, when it feels like I only just sold my first book?
So what have I learned in that time?
The publishing industry is fluent and ever-changing. Learn to roll with it.
You're only as good as your last book.
Revisions are a good thing. A great thing, in fact.
You can create a great plot, you can't create a great voice. Use yours wisely. Hone it.
Reviews are the subjective viewpoint of one reader. Focus on the positive, ignore the negative.
Give back to the industry that gives you so much.
Surround yourself with positive people. Negativity/jealousy is a major energy sap.
Be grateful, very grateful, when the cover fairies wave their magic wand for you.
Social networking is fun and a productive promotional tool, but the book comes first.
Stray out of your comfort zone, explore your creativity, write something different. You never know what the result will be.
I'm sure I've learned loads more than that but that'll do for starters.