If only writing were always like this! This magic staff, burning coals, and pathway to the moon sure was fun, but it produced not one single word.
The actual ratio is about three journals per each novel. As you can see, my shelf contains many that have yet to be published. Take heart, all you characters. You will not always be a scrawl on a page. Your time will come. Clint McCool was in three different works-in-progress before I finally figured out what to do with him. Now he’s on other people’s shelves too.