6. Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only make.Link to image, Link to text (via Kottke)
7. The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It's the
people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch on to things. 8. Don't try to create and analyse at the same time. They're different processes.
9. Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.
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