The persistent writer
- Submits their work.
- Accepts rejection. (It’s not personal).
- Accepts criticism.
- Wants criticism because they know growth occurs when mistakes are pointed out. Plus, criticism means the writer engaged the reader, if not hit a nerve.
- Pays attention to the details.
And repeats steps 6 & 7 repeatedly until SUCCESS (acceptance/publication) is finally achieved.
-  Yes, you grammarians, I used a singular noun with a plural pronoun. This duality is acceptable and fast becoming a norm. Why? It’s considered wordy to say his or her when talking about more than one person, and it’s too sexist to pick one or the other.