The conversation developed into talking about genres and when the lady we were chatting to found out that I used to write across the genres, she said my writing was shallow.
I explained I do this too avoid "Writer's block," which does exist and is not (!) an excuse for laziness as some writers proclaim.
Once, you see a book in print or get a paid for your work on a regular or even semi-regular basis, it is the easiest thing in the world to claim the block does not (!) exist. But, when like me, you spend hours a day writing and at the end of the day you have nothing in the bank, believe me it is soul-destroying.
To make a nickel from Amazon or Kobo I need to sell over 30 in one month and I am yet to break double figures :( The reason for the massive number of sales required is I need to clear $10 a month and being unknown I sell at below a reasonable price too try and get a few sales.
The only good I get from a sale is the slight joy from seeing the ratings go up for a day or two.
This year I have crossed so many items off my wish list, the list no longer exists.