Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Fame Game

Writers beware of the temptation to chase fame. It's a trap that catches many writers, making them forget why they started to write in the first place. One shouldn't write for money or attention. The urge to write comes from a place inside, it satisfies the primal storytelling nature that exists in all of us. That is the fire that should fuel the craft. There's nothing wrong with desiring recognition, but there is a danger in seeking it and losing focus in pursuit of it. 

A few years ago, I fell into this trap and as I hit reset on my career, I'm more mindful than ever of avoiding the same mistakes this time around. Always produce work that you can be proud of and appreciate the readers you have. Leave the rest to the hands of fate.

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