One of the hardest things to come to terms with when you start writing seriously is that… not all your stories will work out.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but some will be rubbish. Every writer, regardless of ability, I believe, has an imaginary ‘rubbish story’ quota to meet. We all, at some point in our careers, have to hit this quota of rubbish, bin worthy stories.
Some of our stories will have potential, but will require a LOT of work on our part to discover that potential and bring it out into the light.
Some of our stories will break us and some will simply act as stepping-stones to other stories.
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