Part of my 15 minutes of fame.
On Facebook this week, online friend Fiona Marsden dropped something of a bombshell.
She posted, “I have made a momentous decision. I’m not going to write for publication.”
When I asked if she would still write for enjoyment, she said, “Oh yes. But I find the whole idea of trying to write something that someone else thinks is publishable is too stressfull. It’s taking the joy out of it. I’ll just write what I like and if it isn’t publishable well too bad.”
To some writers this borders on heresy; to others it makes perfect sense. I thought it a brave and very sensible decision to make, and has nothing to do with the quality of the writing. Having only read entries in Fiona’s blog, her posts on Facebook and in the Bat Cave on eHarlequin.com (don’t ask!) I can’t comment on her creative writing, although her posts suggest she…
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