“Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.”
— Ray Bradbury
Validation is the enemy of all great creative work.
Are you creating for acceptance from your peers? Your mentors? Are you creating solely out the economic necessity? Are you writing a book to become a best-selling author? Are you moving people just so you can prove to yourself that you and your work is worthwhile?