Hindsight, as the saying goes, is 20-20--a frustrating truth that all writers encounter at some point in their creative endeavors. What stumbling blocks have you encountered recently in your own writing? What have you learned along the way that would have been helpful for you to be aware of when you first started writing your book (or short story, or collection of poetry, etc.)?

In six words, tell us: What do you wish you’d known before you began your current writing project?

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Holidays offer little time to write.

Taciturn protag is tough to write!

Major government agency's policies would change.

Writing faithfully to conclusion: incredibly hard.

Keep my estimated finish date secret!

That I'd begin to hate it

My resistance to doing anything else

Finding time to write anything worthwhile

running out of bourbon before checking

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