I’ve been reading a lot lately on the value of books and what makes a book good. For the longest time, I’ve just been concerned about getting published. Now, I want to have my best work published that says something of value that will last for generations. It’s not just about me anymore.
I do care what my children read. This is why I pick out a majority of their books and read what I want to read to them. Most is just not garbage. I don’t want my books to be fluff either.
Reading fluff is better than not reading but there’s more to it than this. Kids need to learn and think and reflect on characters and situations in order to learn and grow into productive members of society.
Many think Harry Potter and Twilight are fluff. I disagree. They are great books. But I think they get miscategorized into fluff due to their popularity. I want my books to be wildly popular as well. I think you can be popular and be profound at the same time.
“Art is a controlled fury of desire to share one’s private revelation of life–to give the best that is in us to the audience that lives by what it feeds upon.” Frances Clarke Sayers
Great stuff. I would add it’s a desire placed by God within to share one’s revelation of life.
Now, I just have to figure all this out. Easy, right?