|This page in a nutshell: A little planning and a little effort is all that is needed to prevent an article from being deleted.|
There are times when you will walk in on a void in Wikipedia's coverage. A topic nobody has thought of yet, or perhaps one which you know about but few people do. Perhaps you followed a red link, and heard the call of a large edit box on your screen.
This is a story lived hundreds of times every day; of an editor writing a few heartfelt lines on a topic he or she knows about— only to have their work put up for deletion or deleted outright mere minutes after it was started. It's frustrating, and might hurt a little, but the editors who patrol new pages are only looking out for our common objective: the encyclopedia.
Like building construction, there are important rules to follow. And, also like building construction, you can't expect the inspectors to fix things for you, or to close their eyes and hope the problem will fix itself someday.
The topic of your article is notable? State so in the article, don't expect readers to guess or do the research for you. You have been told the article needs sources? Don't just complain that there are plenty out there, add them to the article yourself.
So; how to avoid the frustration? It's actually quite simple:
Above all, don't expect people to just look past the problems just because you say they might be fixed eventually.