I was told on Friday that I'm a great writer but my writing is too weird to ever be popular and make up the cost of producing it. I was very sad - I think it would be much easier to be told, "you're a crap writer, get a real job". I was going to write to Neil Gaiman to ask advice on how to carry on when someone tells you this but first watched his University of the Arts Commencement Address. I cried. It told me everything I needed to hear. I will still write to him, but now to thank him.
If you have been told your writing is too strange please listen to Neil, a man who has made his career writing strange things.