At some point, all writers who are serious must, ironically, not take themselves too seriously.
One bit of advice I have for you writers today on Writers Wednesday is this: When there's a book signing/book launch in your area, GO! It doesn't have to be someone you know, or your kind of book or genre, or even a famous writer. So what's the big deal about it? And what's the difference between a book signing and a book launch? Glad you asked.