Hey, writers need to make a living, too.
But for those of us "retired" folks who have scraped together enough money to keep afloat, writing is no longer about the financial pay off . . . probably never was. Because, let's face it: Only a fraction of authors make it big . . . And I mean big.
Authors like J.K. Rowling, Dan Brown, John Grisham rake in millions and millions.
But the rest of us? Well, it's often a struggle. How many times have you heard about the budding writer who holds down a full-time job and writes at night or early in the morning?
Some of those writers have miraculous stories to tell about suddenly writing a best seller.
Alas, most do not.
So, why write? Here are some of my reasons. Please share yours.
I write because I must.
I write because I have something to say about something I feel passionate about.
I write because the journey winds in miraculous ways.
I write because I want to share the stories of extraordinary people and, sometimes, my own.
I write because I hope my readers will laugh, cry, learn, and act.
I write because I learn something new every day.
I write because the challenge consumes me.
I write because it's just plain fun.
If you respond with your list, I'll publish them all over social media.