People have false assumptions and expectations about nearly everything. This is a great article to alert new writers to reality. Sadly, most will not pay attention. Same points apply to software developers . I can relate to #5. My first 10 articles and 7 convention speech proposals were accepted. My last two have not and one has the potential to directly impact millions of lives. I may consider #10 and split it into chunks that targets subsets of the entire population. Thanks.