“Write for yourself, always. Write the book YOU want to read, that you can’t find anywhere else. Even if no one else likes it, you satisfied your own need…and that’s worthwhile. But it’s probable that someone else will also like it–because you wrote honestly, out of your own joy in creation.” – Elizabeth Moon
This was in a forum post on sffworld.com and I liked it so much I dropped it into my quotes file. And, since it’s gorgeous outside and I really, really want to take a hike right now, I’m just going to leave you with her words and not elaborate on them other than to say AGREE.
And, weird fact I did not know until today, she and I share the fact that we both started off as physics majors at Rice. I didn’t stay at Rice and I switched to psychology instead of history, but odd how you can have weird things in common with folks. (Oh, and by the way, for anyone who is wondering, Rice is an awesome university and I loved my time there and would highly recommend it. And you eventually get used to the “Rice? Isn’t that a food?” comments.)