One of my all time favorite authors and screen writers is Nora Ephron. She is the mother of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail - nevertheless, she hasn't worked much this Millennium... she is seen as too old or something. I mean... when did the persona of the WRITER become more important than what she writes?
Now, I've been reading this Interestingness stuff... It makes me feel I have no chances what so ever to make it as a writer! The world is full of people who do it ALL so much better than I do, and I'm certain they are all so much better at it too. What do I have to compete with that? Nothing.
But the thing is that
a) I shouldn't be writing a best seller or a book that sells even worst. I should be writing a book that I am to write, because I need to write it.
b) I don't know what the audience wants. I should write a book I want to read, and then see if anyone else was interested.