While working up the gumption to give novel writing a second try, I've been absorbing inspiration and advice from other writers I love. Here's something from Kurt Vonnegut's Timequake that I'll try to remember as I slog through the writing of what will no doubt be an unpopular story, but one I still feel compelled to tell:
Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer: Many people need desperately to receive this message: "I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people don't care about them. You are not alone."
That right there. Thank you, Mr. Vonnegut. For a secular humanist, you sure came up with a wonderful motto for lost souls.