aka The Frazzled Mom
When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try to give readers what they want?
Original all the way. My first novel was a story I had in my head for a long time before finally putting it down on paper, err…down on screen? And that story was written for…well, me actually. And also for my friend. I think that was the most fun I’ve had with writing. It felt easy. No struggling to come up with scenes or plots. It was already there.
If I had to write based on what readers want, I know I’d struggle. Of course, that’s probably the key to being successful. Some authors start to become predictable, formulaic but I guess readers must love it. Right? It’s familiar. Knowing what to expect from an author makes it easier to invest in future novels by the same author.
So while I’d love to give what the readers what, in the end I write for the enjoyment, not the money or fame. And that’s why it’ll always be an original. Because I’m stubborn like that.