So, I think this could be interesting. I've been watching a lot or panel discussions with editors and agents about the industry and what they look for and that sort of thing. And I forget who said it, but I will go back and look. If I find it I will post the link. But when asked about what they look for in submission, this one guy said he wants the story you would write if you only had a month to live. That kind of has stuck with me. If I only had a month to live, I would probably work on a really good personal essay. It's kind of funny that I've sold way more personal essays than short fiction stories, yet I spend way more time writing the short stories. I could probably do both in a month, but then when I thought about. If I had more time, I would write another essay. Why have I been ignoring that? I sold an essay not to long ago and I remember thinking that I would have rather sold some fiction. I don't know why I thought that. Maybe it's because my MFA is in fiction. All my friends in real life are either journalist, fiction writers or poets. No one else is writing essays. Should I be writing more essays? Is this my thing? I'm not just going to drop everything to be an essayist. But I'm also not going to ignore that I would choose to write essays over anything else in the last 30 days of my life. What would you write if you knew you only had a month to live? Maybe some people will say they wouldn't write. But I think a lot of us would. Are you working on something now that you would finish in your last month? Would you drop your WIP for something new? Go back to something old? Become a poet? Become an essayist? And when you really think about it, are you surprised by your choice? It's totally okay to come back and answer again if you change your mind. I had to give this one some thought.