(First I'll have to get them away from the beagle.)
Eric Trant had a post yesterday about how to remain unpublished. I said that my bane was perfectionism: constantly second-guessing my work and starting over from the beginning.
In light of reading Aubrie's book - and others by braver writers than I am - it seems undeniable that I need to acquire some (ahem) balls about my writing. I need to just commit myself to the first chapter, the plot, the characters, the voice - even though they may not be perfect. Even though the book may not be publishable. I need to FINISH it once and for all.
P.S. Friday morning: I got this great article from Guide to Literary Agents: If It Hurts, You're Doing Something Right. So, maybe I shouldn't rush it after all.