Chasing around my bare-bottomed toddler should be rather comical. How often do you remove a diaper and get to watch small little legs suddenly get a burst of energy and hear squeals of exquisite joy? Well I suppose with a toddler, often. They never do as told. The issue is that her bare-bottom should be on the toilet and not streaking across my kitchen. There is no magic answer to potty training. Just because something worked for my friend doesn’t mean it will work for us.
The same goes for success or publication or making a million dollars. Just because someone successful said that something was the answer doesn’t mean it will work for you. If everything had steadfast rules we would all be rich or doing our dream jobs.
Some days I would love for the lucky people to just brush against my arm. Pass on some of that luck. In the mean time I will take the advice given to me and when it doesn’t work I will try things my way. But please, oh Please let me get one child out of diapers!
How about you? Do you get hounded about how you did something successfully by the eager?
I know eager writers are always looking for the answer to publication and the truth is that it’s all subjective and partially timing. Of course taking advice on how to polish a manuscript with grammar and other industry rules doesn’t hurt either.