Okay, now back to the topic at hand. This chain was started by the fabulously talented Michelle who asked:
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?
Personally, I write for myself. Only because if a story doesn't entertain me enough in the writing stage, then there's little hope for getting it down on paper. I started taking martial arts classes with my husband, and it didn't take me long to wonder what would happen if there were still ninja around lurking in the shadows and waiting to attack. After that, KATANA was born.
Plus, I have an incredibly short attention span. If a book doesn't capture my attention within the first chapter - I put it down. The same goes with my writing. If I'm not enamored with my subject and entertained while writing it, I'm going to stop writing. How do I know? Because I have two projects that will never be finished because I tried to write about a subject I didn't really care about. Some people can pull it off. I can't.
So there you have it. Sorry for the short post but I'm getting down to the wire on the house move and I had some good news (that I'll hopefully be able to share soon) over the weekend that has kept me a little distracted. ;)
So, please continue to keep me distracted! Give me your opinion - do you write for yourself or for the market?
In the meantime, check out my new linkmate, Christine, who posted yesterday and Rebecca who will post tomorrow.