On reflection, I decided there’re many more ways writers sabotage their writing careers. As a public service to all writers I list some of them here:
All your work is obviously plagiarized.
You call your agent an ass-**le.
You refuse to write on any day of the week that has a D in it.
You write in a language that you invented.
You firmly believe that rules are meant to be broken; especially grammar, punctuation and spelling.
You’re using invisible ink.
Readers must use a decoder ring to read your writing.
You’re using Snapchat to publish your writing.
I hope by identifying these self-destructive habits I’ve helped writers everywhere.