It sounds simple. It even sounds like a platitude devoid of any meaning.
But it’s true.
I experienced this on a personal level. While working on my previous novel I was attempting to make some changes and realized I would never read the book. It’s not for me. I didn’t like that thought, so I started thinking: well what would I like to read?
So it occurred to me to do those simple four words: write what you like.
Thinking about it now, it seems so obvious. It makes too much sense, almost an Archimedes moment.
I like space stories with good science and action. I like fleet combat and maneuvers and soldiers fighting boarding enemies. I love all of that! Why shouldn’t I write it?
Oh I guarantee the money is elsewhere. But then, I’m not doing this for money, am I?