More writing wisdom from Joe Schreiber, much appreciated by those of us in drafty, revisiony hell: It seems to me that even if you’re just starting out — maybe especially then — this commitment to quality, page after page, seems at least as important as the amount of published material. Yes, you ought to write a lot. Yes, you want to make an impact in the reader’s consciousness. Yes, you ought to work hard and seriously and produce, produce, produce. But at the end of the day, when you have the thing that you’re going to take out into the world as a reflection of your heart, your ambition, the height of your powers — in a word, your soul — you owe it to yourself to make it the best you can be. And be sure. Because even if nobody else knows, you’ll know.