You can't be afraid to deal with your demons. You've got to go there to be able to write.
You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready.
From a craft standpoint, telling a story in the first-person present tense over the course of 500 pages is a daunting challenge.
The more I grew as a human being, the better I became at my craft.
Nothing can be rushed. It must grow, it should grow of itself, and if the time ever comes for that work, then so much the better!
Change itself is what fascinates me. I am drawn, as a moth to the flame, by edge situations, by situations of metamorphosis.
You have to roll up your sleeves and be a stonecutter before you can become a sculptor - command of craft always precedes art: apprentice, journeyman, master.