I am being inducted onto the Wall of Honor at my high school. They honor my work as a scholar, author, and community activist. As writers our goal is to be read because we have something to say, write it. If awards, honors and recognition do not come easy, hang in there. We may, like so many others have experienced, be a success overnight after twenty years. Do not be discouraged. Keep your goal in mind. Our job is to write; write because you have something to say. Know that what you have to relate is worthwhile.