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Thank you Rustika for the kind words! I've already got some super useful tips from Angus, which will definitely help me out in the future.
To be honest, you have to take my interpretation of Orlick's quote with a a pinch of salt, as it's one thing to feel passionate about your work, and a completely other to know that you can create something worthwhile.
I really do want to continue with that hard science fiction project, and I want to see it come into fruition. It dwells with some pretty controversial stuff and to be frank: I'm a bit selfish, as I want to find out how the story ends, and what happens with the characters! :) Which somewhat ties into my other ongoing, super-long-term fantasy project, where I'm aiming to create an authentic experience.
Nevertheless, it was already a fun experience to research and to write, to dug deep in a wide variety of subjects and don't know where you'd end up!
And again, thank you for your wishes, and take care!