"No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money." -Samuel Johnson
"The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash." -Nathaniel Hawthorne
Why do I write? Money? Pleasurable toil?(is there really such a thing?) Gratification of family and friends?
I pondered this question for a few days, before the answer came to me.
No longer content with simply writing my thoughts out in my journal, I realized I wanted to create an entertaining, thought provoking, and complex story for others to enjoy. I want to entertain others as my favorite authors have entertained me.
Now, a year and a half has passed and I am revising my 100,000 word manuscript so that I will soon be able to begin submitting it. And I am amazed.
What is your motivation for writing? Have you thought about it? Please take a moment and share it with me. I would love to see other writer's motivations.