Ever been there? Suddenly, everything you’ve ever written sucks. Or it seems too monumental a task to make it not suck. You just feel hopeless.

Well, I was there a couple days ago. I look at my novels, and I like them. But they are nowhere near salable in the state they’re in. And I don’t know how to make them that way yet.

I suppose I could take the easy way out and hire someone to fix them. But I wouldn’t learn anything that way. I want a magic wand to wave over Freedom and tell me who the protagonist is, and over Clan Twelve and tell me how to put more tension in my scenes, and over all the rest and tell me how to research or edit them properly.

Makes you want to say a bad word.

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