"There are three rules for writing a novel. The trouble is nobody knows what they are."
"I really believed in Harry. I think you've got to. Even if you've written a lousy book. Because writing is just a lonely slog and you have to believe in what you're doing, otherwise you live a dreadful existence."
How's that for uplifting? :) But the slog is a little less lonely when you have a good writing group. Now, get back to work on that "lousy book" :)