Just wanted to do a quick post because I found this quote recently and I love it. It makes me remember why I write the type of fiction that I do, even if it isn’t conventional, even if it features characters that others might overlook, even if people tell me I should write something more “normal” or “mainstream”:
“GIRL, write YOUR book dammit.
Who cares what people think?
If writers in the past cared what other people thought we’d still be glossing over ‘inappropriate’ kissing scenes.
Break the fucking rules.
Push yourself to the edge.
Show the world what YOU can do.
This is YOUR book. YOUR blood and guts.
AND, don’t you EVER, EVER, write one single line for SOMEONE ELSE. ”