I haven’t written a lot about what I’m doing writing-wise lately. I’ve immersed myself in art because it is soothing my soul which has been troubled by not writing. I have finished some fun art projects like my quote art journal and the art journal for my 15 words or less poems. But writing. I’ve jumped around a lot lately, which is my normal process. For now my focus is a book of essays about the 14 dogs I’ve had in my life. I have no contract, not even a publisher in mind. I’ve been told by a couple of agents and a couple of publishers that it is going to be a hard to impossible sell. I’ve been told writing books that aren’t teaching an aspect of craft don’t sell unless you’re famous. I’ve been told collections of essays by not-yet-famous people don’t sell.
I’ve been told a lot of things that should discourage me from spending time on this project.
But here’s the thing. Working on this book makes me happy. Seems like a good enough reason to work on it for me.
Thanks, Jeannine. Usually all writing makes me happy but right now, dealing with thoughts of markets just depresses me so I’m going to write from my heart and let the rest of things take care of themselves.
It’s DOGS. People love dogs.
Would it be appropriate for school libraries? There might be some middle schools and high schools that might find something worth sharing in there.
Do what makes you happy = HAPPY.
I’m bank on the people loving dogs angle, that’s for sure!
Not sure about school libraries. I’ll keep that in the back of my mind as I’m working on it. thanks.
Conventional wisdom says No but your heart says Yes. A wise woman goes with her heart.
You’re on a roll. 🙂
I like that you call your characters on their attempts to shock you!