“Every writer experiences this. At some point in your journey, you find yourself writing for the approval of others, not for pure love of the craft.”
“You’re no longer satisfied with your passion, and there’s nothing you can do about it. All these royalty checks, all this blog traffic — you’re stuck.”
“Whether you’re starting to tackle writing for the first time or a lifelong veteran, rest assured. There is better work you’ve yet to create. If you will make one important choice: Stop writing for accolades, and start writing for passion.”
On Standing Out
“Experts say you’re supposed to imagine a specific person and write for him. This is a trick marketers use to find their ideal customer. They choose someone, give him a name, and focus all communication efforts on reaching that person. I did the same. I chose to write for one — and only one — person: myself.”
“It’s time to stop waiting to be asked and start creating.”
I drove to VA for a business meeting and saw this little church on a back road enroute. There's alot of history represented when you see the stained glass and cemetery grave markers.