The one thing I have always been set on is writing for myself. I hate the thought of trying to turn my writing into something I don’t like, just to please or impress someone else.
I think it is important to be yourself when you write. How can you be writing your best work if you aren’t writing something you believe in? I personally want to love everything I write.
I like the feeling of being 100% happy with my story and my characters. And for that to work, I am going to write what I want to write.
It is important to get advice and critique from others, don’t get me wrong. But I think the fundamental aspects of your writing should be yours. If you feel great about your writing, I am convinced someone out there will love it as much as you!