Gosh, I’m so excited to join this group of fantabulous writers and bloggers on their ongoing blog chain!
Firstly, I’d like to give a big two thumbs up to Michelle McLean (http://michellemclean.blogspot.com/) and her thought-provoking question:
Do you write for the market or for yourself? Why? Are there times you do both? Or times when you’ve written something specifically because it was “hot” at the moment? If so, how did it turn out?
I have to say that personality and self-philosophy-wise, if I’m not interested in something, ain’t nothin’ gonna make me move toward it. You should’ve see me in calculus–PAIN-FUL!
The flip-side is equally true. If I become interested in something, I throw my whole being into it without holding back. The energy and devotion is pure and intense. I. LOVE. IT. I literally forget time is going by and I LIVE the world I create. It’s FAN-TAS-TIC.
So, maybe you’ve guessed by now, but my answer is:
I write for myself. I write what I love.
Incidentally, I happen to be working on a Young Adult project right now. But I’ve written adult fiction too. A common thread in all my work is paranormal and Urban Fantasty. (Just a little FYI.)
As a side note: If my work happens to coincide with what’s hot in the market, then I say, bonus! ;)-