A famous man once said, “You should write for yourself.”
Let’s start this again…
SO THERE’S THIS SAYING, that you should write for yourself.
Like, that sounds pretty selfish right? I mean, the world doesn’t revolve around ourselves. So, why should our writing??
It shouldn’t, obviously. But this isn’t about the why you write, this is about your mindset when you are writing.
You know how if you cook a meal for yourself it’s not really stressful, because if it turns out bad no one is going to cry about it except yourself?
That’s basically what, “Write for yourself means.” It means writing your book as if no one will ever read it. Dance like no one is watching kinda thing. Takes the stress off. Lets you write things without worrying about what people will think of it.
It also means that you don’t write to please other people. So, while you may not live for yourself, you are not here simply to make other people happy. Your writing isn’t meant to do that either, because there will always be someone out there who doesn’t like your book, and if you write to make everyone happy, no one will be, including yourself.
This is getting a little existentialist. *slows down rocket ship before it enters the quantum realm*
Disclaimer: editing. With editing you do have to have a little bit of a different mindset, since you are now working on making your book readable.
Anyway, thanks for listening.
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