The mere habit of writing, of constantly keeping at it, of never giving up, ultimately teaches you how to write.
I've begun a new story. It will probably be about the same length as Office Relations, and it, too, is a contemporary.
This makes me wonder if I do better with shorter stories. I hope this isn't true, but I suspect that I'm more suited to writing contemporaries than futuristics. I'm not setting aside In Her Eyes completely, however. I have a notebook I'm using to jot down ideas for revision. Maybe I'll work on it two or three days a week and write something new on the other days. As Fielding states in this quote, the habit of writing is teaching me to write. I'm still learning what works best for me.