Is it just dumb luck?
When everyone is cheating, says Declan Lynch, getting the breaks is sometimes just down to the roll of the dice
There are times when I find it hard to be judgmental. Indeed, there are some who would be judgmental about my difficulty in this area, and I can understand that. I do not judge them.
Though it is probably more accurate to say that I don't find it very interesting, being judgmental. You're informed of some terrible thing that some terrible person has done, and once you've delivered yourself of a suitably damning verdict - "What a terrible person he is, indeed" - you're kinda done.
I find there are times when you need a bit more . . . nuance. And if you're in the writing game, embarking on 300 pages of a novel, you probably need all the nuance you can get.