Layers of Thought is currently running an interview with Sandy Deluca, author of the Descent.
In response to what advice she would give an aspiring writer, Deluca says, “Strive for perfection, not for instant gratification. There are many readers who don’t have the patience to appreciate good literary fiction. They want cheap thrills instantly and toss aside works that have been crafted and rewritten until the author is satisfied. Many of those readers seem offended by good and solid writing and will publicaly post their contempt on fiction boards. Don’t write to please those readers – write to please yourself – and write until your work is perfect.”
You can catch the interview in its entirety here: Sandy Deluca