“Only write from your own passion, your own truth. That’s the only thing you really know about, and anything else leads you away from the pulse.”
Coming from a woman who’s authored over a dozen books, I’d say she’s onto something. If you feel pressure to conform to what is currently popular, come back to center: those books are already written, and we don’t need any duplicates. What we need is YOU. Your story. Your voice. Your unique fingerprint. Tell me about what hurts, what wall you had to knock through to get out of bed this morning. What dreams keep you inching forward right when you’re ready to give up. We want the turnarounds and the awakenings. The chaos and its slow dissolve. The missteps, the awkward jokes, the kind remarks, and brazen jumps in becoming your own hero. Tell us about the moon from your own spec of dust, the things you would only dare speak to the night.