Everyone doesn’t have a novel inside them.

Making Light: Preach it, brother
The Nielsen Haydens mention an article about newtime writers and how they overshadow long working midlist writers in terms of advances and publicity.
It’s true, some of the stuff advertised in, say, Locus, and amazon.com, and the like seem like “more of the same” and writers who deserve hardcover publication fail to get a crack at it in favor of these newbies who often fall flat.
There are many more failures than successes, even of worthy material. Is it any wonder that I cheerlead for my friend’s books? I don’t want Sarah Bear to suffer that fate if I can help.