Publishing isn't easy.
There are doubts. There are bad reviews. There are trends that no matter how you try to shoehorn 'em, your books will NEVER fit into.
Honestly, there's very little you can control in this business aside from your writing.
And what happens when that isn't working either? When you start the same book three different times and still can't get it right? When you're avoiding writing because the plot makes your head hurt? When you're losing faith in yourself as a writer?
And then along comes that slutty new idea.
You've been warned about this idea. This idea is distracting you from the book you're supposed to be finishing. Writers are NEVER supposed to succumb to the slutty new idea.
But we did.
And THANK GOD, HALLELUJAH, and PRAISE THE IDEA WHORE because this idea? This crazy, random book that probably isn't even close to marketable, IS FUN.
Yeah, that's right. We're writing again and laughing again and cranking out words and characters and one liners like nobody's business. This doesn't feel like work. And that was kind of the whole point way back when we first started this whole gig. We started writing because we thought it would be fun.
So we've decided to ditch the pressure and forget about trends and marketability. We write for us and we write for fun.
Slutty new ideas FTW!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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