What are you writing? Is it what’s in your heart?
Or your head?
Do you write to please yourself? Or others? Or both?
Do you write for money, or pleasure? Or a little in between?
Does it even matter?
As a person who works in publishing, I read query letters all the time. The one thing I have observed in writers is lack of focus on what they write and why. Is this detail important? Can’t a writer write fiction, and non-fiction? Or both?
The answer is yes. The answer is no.
Yes anyone can write anything at anytime. However, better writers focus their energy on specific writing tasks. The level of skill goes up with the amount of concentrated effort.
What sells is genre-specific, high-quality writing. If you want to be published in the mainstream market and become well-known, ask yourself when you sit to write:
Where do I want to go?
What am I writing?
Will this get me there?
Helping you write your calling.