As you develop as a writer and work to perfect your craft, what you're aiming to improve as you practice and progress is your written fluency.

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Each piece of writing you complete pushes you along a path. Even the drafts you throw away are stepping stones along your journey as a writer. Each step might be small, but it helps all the same.

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When you’re not operating on someone, racing a car, helping a friend through a crisis, or polishing a manuscript, good enough can help get the job done.

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There’s something about a great villain that can engage an audience, energize a book, and provide a satisfying source of conflict.

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As an independent author, there's a long road from concept to publication. Enjoy the journey – it's a glorious trip, just take one step at a time.

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