Steven Spielberg said he makes the movies he’d like to see. It’s that simple.
So it is for me. I write the stories I’d like to read. Good thing, because read them I will, over and over, before I move on to writing the next story I’d like to read.
This is my answer to the question of why I write for kids, why I write what I write, and why I write, period. I like to read. That is the why and the what.
There are writers who wouldn’t write commercial books if asked, because they don’t read them. Others wouldn’t write literary fiction because-- ditto. If you love reading who-done-its, Science Fiction, or romance, you could try writing one. Writing is a thorough engagement, and such is rewarding in a deep way when it’s what you like.
All the rest are the dues we pay for this privileged existence.
©Ofra Amit (from A Velocity of Being)