"Ultimately, however, the important thing for any writer is this: keep pushing the envelope. Do new and exciting things, things you never thought you could do. Experiment. Play. It might not work. Or it might work, but no one wants to buy it. Or they might buy it, but no one understands or likes it. Doesn’t matter, as long as you had fun doing it and are convinced you did your best possible work at the time. You may come to hate the piece later, but as long as you gave it your full and best effort, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Tons of folks never even get that far—though are often the most vocally critical of those who do try. (Imagine that.)
You’ll find your best work will hit good enough, then good, then great; and that is more fun than you can believe possible."
--Michael A. Stackpole
Fantasy: The Books of the South - Glen Cook
Scholarly: The Mabinogi - Patrick K. Ford
Writing:(I'm slacking here)