I've been doing a bit of research on what else it takes to become a successful author, besides writing novels. In my reading I ran across an idea that made perfect sense to me. This concept is to read widely in your genre. Granted, a simple idea, but one that managed to escape me heretofore.
In that vein, I did something today I haven't done in some 40 or more years. I joined the library and actually checked out a book!
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?