How to apply this to writing? WRITE WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!
So I’m still learning. I can’t even remember the names of all of the flowers I’ve bought. But I’ve researched what will work in my location, just like I research what works in the children’s market. I talk to neighbors about their yards, just like I talk to other writers about the market.
There is a cycle to the publishing industry just as there is a cycle to the seasons. Timing is very important to make things work. Sometimes luck comes into play. But keep at it. There are very few instant fixes. Bad weather and bugs can frustrate you but if you keep at it your work will pay off. Whether the goal is a ripe tomato or a book on the shelf, you can see the fruits of your labors if you are willing to work and work for a long time without giving up.