Just because you have a book doesn’t mean you have a story.
Neutral prose is garbage prose.
People are going to fight for you. And over you.
You’ll get away with it, regardless of those meddling kids.
You can’t go someplace new without abandoning where you are.
There’s no reason to keep fighting it.
You’re living the monomyth.
The most powerful cheat.
Take your eye off the prize.
Villains should not have a monopoly on it.