I've realized skinny isn't necessarily attractive. Guys like girls with curves.
I was just so lucky with 'Real Women Have Curves.' At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Novelists are stamina merchants, grinders, nine-to-fivers, and their career curves follow the usual arc of human endeavour.