Your Mission, Values, Vision
MY MISSION STATEMENT AS A WRITER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
I will write books that take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. I will write about unforgettable characters, unforgettable situations, and unforgettable themes. I will write about teens making the hard decisions, and following through with their choices. I will write about teens who fail. I will write about teens who succeed. I will write about teens who beat the odds. I will write about teens who are hurt, ashamed, happy, sad, laughing, crying, and utterly human. I will write books that touch people, haunt them, change them. I will never stop learning about my craft, my audience, and the people from which I draw inspiration.
Where are you in five years?
In five years, I will be living solely off of my writing. A lofty goal, but if I don’t dream it, I won’t ever do it.
What are your goals? Sales?
– Write and sell good books.
– Help others break into the field.
(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)