"Lie-zee Sandai Arrffta-noon, Oi Got Nah Toym-tah Warree...!"
Well it's all right for some, snoozing the day away. Unlike the rest of this household, I've been wielding the red pen on what was a 5,000-word story; so far I've cut out 500 words. That's a lot of editing by my usual standards, but this may be because I don't write much sci-fi and School is (more or less) a sci-fi story. It's a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid, really, destined for inclusion in Dark Tides.
All writers collect rejections like a church yard collects confetti. I know a traditionally published (in magazines and books) sci-fi writer - who I won't name! - who says his writing account is £2,000 in the red. His earnings from being published haven't covered postage, stationary, travel etc.; costs accrued in the pursuit of his writing activities.