While on a long ramble yesterday, I picked up the new O magazine. There's an article there about Sissy Spacek which makes for some interesting reading - I didn't know she wanted to be a singer first.
However, it's another article that talks about following your instincts. Listening to your gut.
Here's the thing about that: We generally hear these sorts of stories from people who've succeeded.
But you know, I've listened to my gut/instincts and lemme tell ya, the G/I can be wrong. Very wrong. Because most of the time, they are telling me not necessarily what is, but what I want to hear.
Which means that I'm happier listening to my G/I, but not necessarily more successful in the way success is measured in the publishing world.