I have to admit to feeling an unhealthy jolt of jealousy when I read about fellow authors writing and selling novel after novel, writing faster and -- almost impossibly -- better with each book. That can't be. Can it? I'm always a little doubtful when I read such things.
And then, boom -- I think I may have figured out how those writers are doing it, and doing it so well. I think those speedy, skilled authors have finally given in and trusted themselves.
I learned this lesson while in the trenches of a challenging, but incredibly stimulating marathon session of revising and rewriting this summer.
(Pull up a chair next to the fire and let Ol' Mike tell you all about it. Drinks are on me.)