It’s just crazy. I made a list of the reasons why people (including myself) write. As I examined the list, I realized these are not reasons why people write, they are why people started to write. They were the original motivators.
If people wrote to get rich they would give up after a year or five. It isn’t going to happen.
If people wrote to get famous, they eventually get to the understanding it’s easier to fake a YouTube and get famous than to write a book, sell it, make a lot of money then write more and be famous.
If people wrote to get dates, they quickly figure out that it’s easy to SAY you’re a writer working on a novel than actually doing it.
So, why do we write?
My conclusion is that most of us cannot not write.
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