Today’s bit of writing advice

Justine Larbalestier has something to tell all you aspiring professional writers: Don’t get too far ahead of yourself. You can’t sell people on your book until you’ve actually, you know, finished the book. (John Scalzi nods sagely in the background.) I’m reminded of Roddy Doyle’s novel The Commitments, in which a musician who has yet to write a song is worrying about the cover design on his theoretical band’s debut album.

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