I wrote my author mission statement awhile ago, as suggested by Colleen Story. It’s good to know what you really want from writing because it saves time and trouble. Your journey as a writer in the world will become less about the shiny next thing and more about what will serve the unique writer you are and want to become.
“I am motivated by creative fulfillment. The tougher the work, the more diligently I seek transcendence. I’ve gained emotional resilience by traveling into the world, observing all I see and distilling the essence into story. My writing features strong women tested by tough circumstances.”
Since writing out this statement, I’ve looked at it often, and it always centers me and settles me back into what is most important, in writing and in life. Every writer will have a different mission statement. It feels like I always intuitively knew this about my writing self, but I couldn’t quite put it into words until now.
I hadn’t thought of an author mission statement. I just write to capture some of the unique people I’ve met and their stories.I guess also to share what I’ve learned.
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Ha. I didn’t think of it, either, but I was reading this writer-marketing-motivation type of book, and it had a blueprint and I did it. Because I really needed help with marketing and it turns out when you know why you write and what you want to get out of it, marketing is easier to figure out!
If you have a good idea of who might be interested in reading your book then I think marketing is easier. Although I have been surprised