A wise person once asked me this: are you writing for you? I of course answered, yes I love writing. I went on to tell them how much I enjoyed the art, the pen to paper… everything. I was feeling on the top of the world, I was so excited about writing, I was writing for me, my book, and their eyes glazed over.
I was thinking–oops, and for once, I was correct.
Guess who I am writing for? I don’t think you can guess. I don’t think you understand whom I write for… unless you guessed it already?
See, if you are a writer I think you’ll go through many stages, a writer with a first draft, then a work-in-progress, then a final manuscript, then some more edits, and then a published author and then, a writer with a first draft.
Through it all I believe this to be true, you will be writing for someone of course, you should have someone in mind, and it shouldn’t start and end with “I.”