This is the kind of freedom I'm writing about. I can follow any whim I choose. I don't know for sure, because I am not contracted to anyone, but I assume this freedom is not the norm for someone under contract. Perhaps someday I'll find out.
The freedom is very important to me, but I'd also like to earn a living as an author. That's not going to happen when I average one book sale per week. That doesn't even cover the editor I hired, the eBook formatter I hired, or the cover artist I hired. I've always been told to put out a professional product. However, if you can't get it into the hands of the reader, I'm not sure it really matters, except for the pride of knowing I did my best.
I guess I got off-track a little, or a lot. Anyway, the bottom line is that I enjoy being able to write about anything my heart desires.
I think some will read this and say "but you have to stick with one genre, etc. to build up a following." Maybe that's true, but until I have enough sales to lean one way or the other, I'll just continue to do a little of everything. Thanks. Mike.