So, I am in the middle of writing a story that is unlike any I have written before. Huh. Where did it come from? Dunno. Will it sell? Dunno. Does a story need to have rampant, dick spraining sex in it to make it sell? Dunno. Can really nasty-arsed heroes be allowed to redeem themselves? Dunno. Will someone at work – any of the jobs I’ve worked at – finally twig that I write mostly at work? Dunno.
The one thing I do know is there are a lot of ‘dunno’ moments when you dabble in the writing lark. If you actually think you know stuff when you write then maybe you need to wonder why, as a writer, you’re not making more money. But what do I know?