What is the best piece of writing advice you ever received? It can be something exclusively concerning the craft of writing itself, something that motivated you to keep moving forward with your writing or the road to publication, or something that changed everything in relation to you as a writer. It can be from a famous author, a critique partner, your spouse, your dog (my dog gives great advice)! What was YOUR "A-HA Moment" and how did it help you improve as a writer?
My A-HA moment: Never buying into trends and sticking to my gut. After I wrote my first book and began the long journey of getting published, I had no idea how competitive the markets were for certain types of books. I believed we should write what moves us--as that will be our best writing. I got nervous about that for a while, thinking maybe I should think more about the market, but then I realized if I'm not fully invested in what I'm writing, my readers won't be either. When I finally landed my agent, I was so happy she agreed on this. Write about what you're passionate about and you can't go wrong!
What was you’re A-HA moment??