Every writer faces this dilemma:
Do I follow the market or my passion?
The answer is…
Literature is defined by genre. Each genre has an audience. You must satisfy it.
1. Know Their Needs.
Search the top novels in your genre. Read the reviews. Readers proclaim their peeves and preferences. Listen to them and they will love you.
2. Meet Their Needs.
Produce quality content. Routine keeps you regular. If you’re going to miss a deadline, apologize with an explanation in advance. Readers will forgive an honest mistake, but never a broken promise. Trust is paramount.
3. Surpass Their Needs.
Surprise them with extra content and early releases. Nothing engages your audience like novelty. Distinguish yourself through generosity, not paucity.
Don’t fret over market vs. passion – it’s a false dichotomy.
Instead, pick a genre and work to please its readers.