The year is 1813.
There were not many women authors at that time. Of course, television had not been invented yet.
If you ran out of milk you could do this:
Or you could run up to the market in this:
It was a much simpler world. If I had been alive in those days I would have been fanning myself (no AC) and drinking a lot of mint juleps.
It was in this year that Jane Austen published the now famous Pride and Prejudice.
She began writing the story in 1796. It took 17 years for this story to be told...and you thought it was hard to get published now.
She accomplished her dreams in a time when it was truly difficult. The idea of writing a novel in long hand alone makes me shudder.
So when you're frustrated, remember it could be worse....it could be 1813.
(This is a dramatization, not actually me. I don't have that much hair left.)