Regardless of the business aspect of things, is there a reason that there isn't a female Hitchcock or a female Scorsese or a female Spielberg? I don't know. I think it's a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility.
No one is drawn to writing about being happy or feelings of joy.
Every book for me is an exorcism in some way or another, working through my feelings at the time.
All of my books come from pain.
If I want to write a movie, I'll write a screenplay, but if I have an idea for a book, it's something that I think can only be done novelistically.