This one is a specific article at Chuck Wendig’s blog, Terribleminds. Guest author Delilah S. Dawson offers up 25 Steps to Becoming a Traditionally Published Author. It’s funny but blunt. Seriously, the first two rules equate to write or GTFO.
Since I’m still trudging my way through the first couple of steps, I can’t account for the veracity of all of them, but at the end of the article I had this amazing feeling of “good, at least it’s not just me.”
Not interested in traditional publishing? Chuck answered it with a post about self publishing. Beware, Chuck’s tagline states he uses bad language and his stuff is NSFW/NSFL.
May the muse be with you,