Reasons to write.
Writing, it is an odd thing to do. Money isn’t a motivator. Save for the few successes most writers struggle to put ends together. There might be the lucky ones who can turn it into a full-time job but most of us end up doing on the side of a real job. So what is my motivator then? I can say it isn’t some divine believe that I’m good. I am, sometimes perhaps too, aware of my flaws. Neither am I looking for fame. Writers very rarely end up standing in the spotlight. I think it is because I want to create.
When I was younger I tried to draw, I sucked. The I went into making games, I wasn’t too shabby but my story was more important than anything else. I was always fascinated by good television and books. So if there was something I had to do for the rest of my life, it better involve stories. My first attempt for a story ended up being an epic fantasy. I spent years crafting a world of wonders and story, I created back stories that would boggle the mind. I crafted a world but not a story. By the end of it I realized I was trying too hard to make this world work. So I started crafting stories. I felt more comfortable with short ones so I ended up doing short stories. I can happily say now I am a creator. I create worlds and characters and I love every moment of it. Perhaps I am not great now, perhaps I will never be great. Maybe I will come to the conclusion that it is all a delusion. Maybe the truth is that I’m wasting my time. But I love this. I want this. Whether or not anyone sees what I create is unimportant.
What made you write?