I'm going to leave this post for Friday because 10 Things We Learned From Last Night's Whedonlicious Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. post is ALL about "voice," which is the #1 thing writers aspire to. No matter what the work, what the genre, what the age category, what the medium, if you can hear the creator's trademark style that is unlike any other, then you know what you're in for and you know you've struck gold.
I never wanted to take a job because I needed money, and I never have. I saved my money, so when I went, for instance, to The WB with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I said, “This is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you want something LIKE Buffy the Vampire Slayer, God bless, I’m outta here. If you want THIS, this is what I’m doing.” The one thing a creator can bring to the table when everybody else has all the money and power is a centeredness and the ability to walk away. Never sit at a table you can’t walk away from."
Or, as my favorite writing quote says:
Go! Write! Now!