I’ve said about a million times that if you don’t enjoy writing for the sake of writing – don’t write.
Crime pays more often than writing does, and I’m willing to bet there are more millionaire fraudsters than there are millionaire writers.
On the other hand. . .
If you want to get published, you need to actually connect both with individual readers (ie you need to make sense, and to CONVEY all that emotion in your imagination) and with the market (ie you need to obey certain conventions, such as a 60,000-80,000 word length in young adult books).
Lynn Price of the Behler Blog talks a bit about the difference between “writing for the love” and “lazy writing” here.
Speaking of lazy, I keep telling Ana that leaving muddy pawprints on my notes does not constitute co-writing. It doesn’t seem to bother her.
4 thoughts on “It’s not about the money. . . or is it?”
Bless your heart for citing one of my blog posts, but I’ll let you in on a poorly kept secret…my name is Lynn Price, not Lynn Behler.
Lynn: Oh dear! It seems every time I link to you I get it drastically wrong. Can I use my pregnancy as an excuse? *wanders off to correct the blog entry before I forget*
The sad thing is I KNEW your name was Lynn Price.
…Wait… There’s a cat there…?
It’s hiding so well!
Ben: Actually, there are six. Let me know when you’ve found them all.