The evening I arrived in NY and looked out the hotel window, I was not enthusiastic.
The next morning, I went for a walk and they were taping a television show. Alicia Keys was on a stage singing about dreams coming true in NY. I felt pretty confident at that moment that it was possible to have a book published.
The editor passed on that book but told me my strengths.
I tried harder, and took what I'd learned from the comments, and wrote another manuscript, which was purchased by the same publishing house I'd contacted earlier in NY.
They weren't taping this video that day, but this is the song Alicia Keys sang. And if you recognize the Broadway area, that's where I was standing when I heard her.
The photo above is from my return visit, and when I looked out the window during that visit, I was enthusiastic.