I love this post on being an indulgent writer, by an unpublished novelist. I think she hits the nail on the head when she talks about the difference between a crafted piece and an indulgent piece – it all boils down to who you are writing for. Are you writing for yourself or for the reader? Or even in some cases for the anti-reader, the reader who will hate what you write?
Here’s the post on thewritepractice.com – which is a great site for inspiration.