The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.
Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book.
Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me, but I'm unabashedly genre. It's what I like to read, what I like to write.
My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time. I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things that are already in print.
By 17, I was submitting to publications and collecting my first rejection slips.