New Year’s Resolution

The Writer  has a (too) brief interview with Kristin Landon, sci-fi author, in its January 2009 issue.  This advice from Landon is something that has taken me years to learn and yet I still make the mistake.  So here is it as (one of) my New Year’s Resolution:

“Wedging yourself into a genre because it sells is the road to mediocrity; so if your heart isn’t in it, don’t write it. Find the issues that spark your passion and build your story around them. If this is really what you want–if you’re telling your stories–then you’ve got a chance.”

Happy New Year, everyone!

2 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolution

  1. You know I’ve found that out a while ago with my textile career. And for some reason, even if it’s sort of a crazy thing, if my heart is in it, it sells. But best of all even if it doesn’t sell, I like it so who cares.

    • Hey, I like your attitude! I think it applies even when it comes to writing. Being too focused on getting published takes all the fun out of writing for me. At the end of the day, I just want to enjoy the story I wrote, whether or not anyone else ever sees it.

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