I don’t mean here the pace in a story though that is of course important. I’m talking here more about pace in the writer’s life.
The difference between selling and not selling and between being published and not being published
We all probably recognise that that has little to do with the quality of the work. Given that the writing is good, it won’t be published unless it gets to the right publisher at the right time and once published it won’t sell unless both writer and publisher make the right sort of marketing moves. We have to be proactive both in sending out to publishers, in marketing our work and creating helpful publicity around it.