Art vs. Market

Today, I wrote the first 1,000 words of prose for my latest novel concept (adult literary). I have this idea to write this slow, pensive book with lots of dialogue and quite moments. There’s certainly a story arc and character development, but part of me worries that it’s not too terribly marketable. I read a lot of reviewers concerned with a book’s slow start. But then the other part of me, the artist side, knows I have to write what I have to write. If I write something that interests me, then somewhere out there is a market for it. And really, if the work  is strong enough, true enough, it has the potential to transcend expectations. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

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