“Write primarily for yourself” is advice author Steven King gives in his book On Writing.
“I did it for the pure joy of the thing,” King says. “And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.”
Cling to this piece of advice as a rock in the white-water rapids of the publishing world.
Writers are advised to look at the trends, follow the market, write what’s selling. The problem is, it can all change just as you dot your last i and cross your last t.
Write what you’re passionate about. Passion leads to the best writing, after all. Sure, your final story might get shot down at first: “Not marketable.” “Not trending.”
Maybe not now, but I think good stories will always trend—eventually.