In the last couple of days, I have found that I have been bursting with different types of writing related productivity. I have revised three short stories, wrote a rough for two others, and have even gotten back to work on the last few scenes of the current novel. Strangely, I feel more motivated to write now that I don't have as much time to do it.
...the bar to impress us is much higher than a casual reader who might only pick up a book if it becomes as big as Twilight or Harry Potter. When an editor sees a manuscript in the slush pile, we are not looking to be entertained. We are looking for a reason to reject.