"Think about it. Do you write for money? For fame? Maybe you have something vital to say, or is your writing simply an inexplicable obsession?
"The answer to this question, the WHY that lies beneath our writing, holds so much intrigue that I (Jonathan) ran a poll on Facebook and Twitter asking authors the same simple question, Why do you write?”
My response: "I write because I have to. Because I love it. It is liberating and exhilarating and lets me pour out all the "stories" that have built up in me over many years. For a long time, I didn't have the luxury. Thanks to a wonderful husband and some pretty great clients who let me work from home and schedule my own time, I do have that luxury now. And, if I could pick anything else to do, I wouldn't! This is it."
There were over 100 responses to Jonathan's survey. Many of them were highly revealing, so Jonathan listed some of them for me. He urged me and others to share, so click here to read them!
And, while you are at it, please tell me why YOU write. Leave me a comment. Jonathan and I are interested to know your thoughts, even if it is simply an ‘inexplicable obsession’.
Til next time!