Notes from @Scalzi on Writing / Querying

John Scalzi did an AMA on Reddit yesterday, so I took the opportunity to ask a me-specific question:

So the key here for any author, regardless of stature, is the ability to keep going. It doesn’t matter what you did before, it matters what you’re going to do next. Lack of success isn’t the universe saying ‘no.’ It’s the universe saying ‘not yet.’ Write on!