I just happened to be watching the movie trailer for "Rebel in the Rye" (starring Nicholas Hoult) about the life of author J. D. Salinger. There's a line toward the end of the trailer, spoken by Kevin Spacey's Whit Burnett. He tells Hoult's Salinger: "Imagine the book you would want to read, and then go write it."
I'm never going to be in a league with the likes of Salinger, but I think that line is sound advice. Hey, it worked for Salinger, right? ;-) For the longest time, I couldn't imagine writing a novel. Then I wrote my first one, and I realize now that it was purely to write something I would want to read. I've tried writing things that I think other people would want to read, but there's no heart there.
Here's the trailer to the movie, if you're interested. Now check out my Amazon Kindle Scout campaign for my new book Unremarkable: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1HARZNP1IFEIP