Writing is hard work. It's time-consuming, exciting, overwhelming, fun and publishing is a whole different animal, but you still will experience the same feelings.
When I handed in my first draft my editor tossed it back and said, I don't care how you feel - tell the readers what they need to know. Wow. Writers lesson supreme. I've never forgotten that advice and I've not had any articles thrown back at me since.
I find that when I write about things I love it is a joy to express them. That's not to say that mystery writers enjoy death - what I think they enjoy is creating and solving the puzzle.
Writing about my hometown is special to me. It is where my memories were created and stored. It is where I discovered art, love, music and awesome friends. I love the big Kansas skies and spring storms, the golden wheat and the friendly people.
So enjoy your writing, fellow authors. And if possible, write about what you love. The Readers will be able to tell.
Bonnie (BD) Tharp is an award-winning author of women's fiction, with novels FEISTY FAMILY VALUES and PATCHWORK FAMILY. Also, the author of Kindle ebook short stories: THE CROSSROADS & EARL DIVINE.
My Young/New Adult manuscript is ready for an agent or publisher, whichever comes first. Wish me luck!