Elizabeth Berg, New York Times Bestselling author, has recently penned a book on the writing process: Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True.
In an interview with Jessica Strawser in Writer's Digest, she states, "In the end, always, you need to write what's in your heart and soul, and let the chips fall where they may. Let's say you try to accommodate this imaginary reader, and you produce a work you're not particularly happy with. That will always stay with you, that you didn't write what was true for you. Whereas, if you do write what's true for you, and someone doesn't like it, well, you know, that stings for a minute, but it goes away."