I received a very nice reply from an agent who I sent my query to this week. But with that reply came a double whammy for me at least. He shared with me his thoughts on the current market. Most publishers want historical fiction or romance. They are full up with women's fiction--my genre. Then he shared that books about writers generally don't sell.
Ok. So his comments made me worry. And worry. And wonder what now? What do I do with the book I just wrote and the one now started? Sit on them? Hope customers' wants change fast? Rework them into romance?
It made for a not-so-fun-day.
Then I contacted a well-known writer with years of published books under her belt. She promptly wrote me back and told me something I needed to remember.
Write what God puts on your heart.
It might be a harder sell, but there's always room for a well-written book. She's writing a contempory one right now.
I stopped and took a deep breath. The market changes often and what I'm writing might just be the vogue when it's ready.
Is it all about the immediate?
I hope not. We all want to make money but if I tried to write historical today, I can tell you how much money I would make from it. $0.00
So do you let the market needs sway you in what you are writing?