who have been my faithful followers and commenters these last long months. love you guys.
second, i am confused by the idea of an audience. or at least, distracted by it.
example: the first agent (nicely) rejected my novel.
do I now spend my microbial amount of writing time tracking down other agents who might like to see it and reject it too?
I will, happily. But when then does any actual writing take place?
did I write it to publish it? no.
did I write it give a voice to the character and to tell her story because it needs to be told? yes.
do I think it's any good? yes.
am I in any position to judge? no.
you can see how the idea of an audience (seeking one) is distracting from the act and intentions of writing. do I spend the little time I have writing or working to get what I have written published? the answer is naturally yes. all of above. take yer chisel and knock out time to do both.