You are ultimately expressing the best you can do when you write regardless of what kind of literature you are writing, he says. Don't try to steer yourself to the market. You really need to love the book you write. You want "that human special sauce" all over you book.
As writers, he says, we all know we've got more in common than not in common: love books, great readers, your want to stand on the shoulder of all the great books that came before you and add to those books. And you want to get that book in the hand of the readers you've chosen.
Get it done, he says. "I want to see you in print," he says "because I'm tired of reading my own work."