The best advice I could give to any writer—aspiring or otherwise—is simple: follow your bliss. Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard the old Joseph Campbell cliche a thousand times…but it’s a cliche because it’s true. Let your passion guide you and you can never go wrong. It may not lead you exactly where you want to go, but it will always lead you someplace good; and sometimes your final destination will be better than the one you originally had in mind.
Don’t get sidetracked by practicality. You’re a writer. If you were practical you’d be doing something else. Let your passions carry you forward and don’t listen to the Naysayers and the Practical People who are always around to tell you exactly why your dreams can never be realized. I’m here to tell you that your dreams can be realized, if you pursue them with all your heart and soul. Follow your bliss.