Do your best work, do the work you want to do, and damn the critics.
Write what you want to hear, not what you think others might want to hear. It's impossible to discern what anyone else wants to hear, anyway.
Waiting and not knowing is not oppression, it is opportunity. Everyone has ample occasion betimes to wait; but not everyone waits well. Waiting is not a passive state, but I have not known many who understood how to act aright into the Waiting.