Scott Westerfeld on junking his draft and starting anew.

From westerblog (which I would like to call THE westerblog, but I fear S.W. too much to dare):

The whole book gave me that icky feeling of inexcusable lameness, like when they rap on Sesame Street, or when my parents would say “The Led Zeppelin” and “Clash,” instead of the other way around. Or when politicians clap along with the musical act before their speeches. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.