I'm writing this to other authors for royalties. A while ago I accepted a kill fee, which we know means they pay me not to publish my book, to kill a book. Normally the timing is wrong for the book, the book isn't quite right for their direction, etc. you've have an established relationship with the publisher, etc., and while they don't want to publish the book, they certainly don't want it to go to a competitor...so you agree and get a check. ...and the book languishes. All that effort wasted to some extent. I accepted that, because events unfolded fast enough that predictions became history as it can with nonfiction and it's too late to follow advice given. I accepted the notion that the book should be killed and thought that was what was important. Well, the bad thing about kill fees is it sort of burns you out and erodes enthusiasm. It's not about that individual book, it extends far beyond one book. So for months now, rather than the nagging sensation of needing to get books done, I've no contract and I don't feel the urge to get another. Perhaps I've plenty of ideas but it's a confidence shaker. That nagging sensation of needing to keep working on a contracted book was purpose. Don't accept kill fees. Fight for your book, perhaps reject the kill fee and see if you can move it.