So, I went to see The Hunger Games recently, and loved it! I have heard mixed reviews. Those who read the book first, didn't love it. But people like me who didn't have a chance to read the ook first, thought it was fantastic.
Don't get me wrong...I have 4 kids, and watching kids being forced to kill each other to survive was hard. But in an odd way I could relate.
Desperation is a powerful thing.
We, as writers, want so badly to live the dream. We want to sell our books and share them with the world. Only, today's world is so different from the one we knew not that long ago. What will we do to live the dream?
Do we stick to our guns and write what we love no matter the cost? Or do we write multiple things to be everywhere? There are only so many hours in the day. Times are tough and it's so hard to make a living as an author. I repeat, I have 4 kids...3 of which are headed off to college one right after the other starting next year. A scary thought! I haven't prepared enough, and I'm nowhere's near ready financially.
So that takes me back to the word desperation.
In today's economy, we have to be everywhere. Self-pub, traditional pub, multiple publishers...it's insane. Lucky for me, I love writing in multiple genres, but not everyone does. Yet that scary word desperation may push people to write just about anything, even if it means walking away from something they love.
So tell me, how desperate are you? What would you do to sell or stay sold? Would you kill off any of your darlings to make it happen? Inquiring minds want to know...