I'm following B. J. Anderson's wonderful idea for "unplug week." Interested? Check out her blogspot under my favorite links.
I also found a great piece of advice from western writer, Louis L'Amour, about writing what the times, the editors, and the readers dictate. He says, "What few realize is that no writer is free to write exactly as he might wish. He is guided, to a great extent, by the tastes of readers and by the choices of editors. Of course, one can write whatever one wishes, but unless it conforms to the tastes of the public at the time, it will stay right on the author's shelf."
How many of you have found this to be true in your own writing? I certainly have.