"No matter how much pretty packaging you put around something, if it isn't for you, it isn't for you. Stop wasting time going with the trends. Give yourself permission to like what you like, and don't worry about what other people think. If you love your pair of rainbow suspenders, wear them! If disco music is the only thing that gets you grooving, crank up the volume! Be proud of who you are and be proud of all the things that set you apart from the rest of the world."
That's my horoscope today. Do I believe in them? No, but sometimes they hit me with a bit of truth about myself and where I'm going in life. I've been feeling a bit down about my writing lately. I feel like I don't quite fit in anywhere. The genre I most enjoy writing in is populated with an astounding number of talented young men and women who will grow the genre into something I might not recognize and where I'll be the square peg in a round hole. And yet, I keep writing, striving to be the best I can be.
Like wearing those rainbow suspenders, I write what fits me, the stories that come from my heart, that reflect my life and times. And I enjoy what I do because it breathes life into my soul and makes me happy.