For me books provide three important values. Entertainment, Escapism and Inspiration.
First and foremost I hope readers enjoy my writing and it helps them relax.
Second – I’ve always enjoyed being able to escape to different worlds. Especially when trying to sleep. I hope to return the favour with my books.
Third – There have been many books that have encouraged me. I am not sure my work is there yet but they will inspire people in the future. For now I’ve left a quote below of one of my favourite inspirations from a fantasy series.
“The most important step a man can take. It’s not the first one, is it?
It’s the next one. Always the next step, Dalinar.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer