Andrés Barba

All writers have a corpse or two in their closets. That’s completely normal. You’re lucky if you get one novel for every five tries, but regardless, I don’t think you learn anything from making mistakes. By which I mean that you don’t learn anything by spending months writing something you then toss into the trash can.

What you do learn is to not be overly trusting of your most immediate perceptions—thinking that something is great today and then complete garbage the next day—and that is very important, yes. In writing as well as in life. It’s just as difficult to judge a novel properly as it is to judge an important decision you’ve just made.
— Andrés Barba