All I can say is, "Wake up, people!" Thanks, Arlee, for a great and very interesting post!
Next, T.B. McKenzie at Magickless talks about 5 things we writers all do in our first drafts. I was nodding through most of it and if you're also a writer, you'll be doing the same thing. We writers should never stop reading on our craft and reminding ourselves of those important things we learned while writing that first novel.
I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did and that you'll give them a follow if you don't already. Believe me, they are each well worth it!