Yellow roses stand for friendship. Give yourself plenty of them!
"When a writer spends his days opening rejection slips, a mentor may step in to buffer the feelings of the suffering artist. Having one good friend connected with the writing industry can keep a discouraged writer from quitting! I've known teachers, authors, agents, and yes, even publishers to step in and put salve in the wounds of the writer, who after all, has been told that his work is 'not good enough yet' for particular publications or publishers.
I've also had the good fortune to know some very good mentors in the publishing industry who have followed my work and have asked how I'm doing from time-to-time. To connect with such mentors, you will need to exercise patience and consideration on social sites. Linkedin is my preferred place to connect with others in the writing and publishing industries. On there, you can join writers and publishers groups and receive updates regularly. Another is Publishers Marketplace. But remember, it's not always about the number of connections, but the quality of them!" ~ Freda M. Chaney