Here's a question for you all:
Why do you write?
Ask me that question and I'll tell you: I don't know.
I guess I get ideas, they excite me and I want to do something with them. I've always been a day-dreamer. I've always been semi-creative. But why does it have to be on paper?
Do I write for money? Clearly not, since this is not a lucrative biz.
Do I write for fame? Fame would be nice some day, but it is a very SLIM possibility. Which brings me to the next question:
Would I be all right in, say thirty years from now, still being a literary "nobody"?
I don't know. I've already made it twenty years writing without much success. It's only been laltely that I've been questioning my motives.
Do I write for pleasure? It pleases me when I'm writing for me and only me. But when I start thinking "Would anyone else like this?" that is when I stumble.
Finally, do I write because that's all I've ever known? Am I scared of facing the unknown?
Honestly, I don't know. I'm just in the dark about my own motives as you are about my motives.
I've been taking a "sabatical" from writing. It might continue for a day, a minute, a month, a year... But something tells me I will come back for more (even if eventually.)
What are your thoughts?