I promise, once I get through processing the insane data dump that was the San Francisco Writer’s Conference, I’m going to post all sorts of wisdom and gems out here. But this was a message I heard time and again: Write Your Story.
If you write what is authentically yours, it will ring with your personal truth. Yes, there are stories that the industry desperately wants. Yes, there are tropes that have been overdone, and there is market saturation. But if you push that all from your mind, and write your story the way it demands to be written, you will be a happy writer.
So go forth, write your story and be happy!