Page 2 of 2What would you characterize as an ideal interaction with a reader?
Have you ever written anything that you'd like to take back?
I talk about this with younger writers when they ask, or yell at my students about it on a regular basis: Do not put anything out into the world until you are ready to stand by it until your dying day. Write anything and everything that you want—and need—to write, rewrite until there is no more rewriting to be done, but there is no rush to publish. Publishing is a separate matter. When you put a book out into the world, it better be finished. It better be the book you want to have written.
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