Rick Riordan on publishing “connections”

“My point: no number of connections will get a bad first novel published.

“The flipside to this may seem radical: A good novel will find an outlet one way or another, whether you know someone or not.”

Read the rest of it here.

“So What’s the Secret Formula?

“There isn’t one. There is no shortcut or path to success that will circumvent years of hard work and uncertainty.”

(Thanks to Jennifer Malone for flagging this.)