I’ve learned over the course of my career is this: everyone’s career is at a different pace. I have prolific friends who publish exceptional books every 1–2 years. One of my closest friends hasn’t published in 15 because motherhood and life have taken hold, but she’s okay with that. The next book will come when it needs to come, she tells me. Another friend has been working on her memoir since I’ve known her and she’s content with the work and the joy it breeds. She doesn’t need to publish; she just needs to write.