I had a really great talk with Hong Koon, my publisher, yesterday on passion.
We also touched on many things, from writing with great responsibility, to having a great marriage, and to even living a life that touches people through our words and written text.
The biggest take away was when he encouraged me to write works that have the greatest quality. Works of art that can touch generations after generations. Works like Shakespearean magic; Works that are God-Breathed like the Bible; Works like what many authors are passionate about.
Yes, there may be Best-Selling Authors and there may be Best-Writing Authors, but at the heart of it all, there must be the Author who wants to reach out to people because he yearns to share his knowledge and passion.
In short, passion is what keeps us sane in the mist of madness.
Passion is what keep us, authors, alive.