What makes me sit for hours plunking away at a computer or pouring over page after page of my manuscript to try to make it work? I like the story. I like stringing the words together and making it all come together. The actual act of writing is fun for me. Sometimes it even makes me giddy. I wish I could do it all day without interruption.
I long to be an author, and yet so far I have nothing published. Can I still be an author if I have nothing published? I've done plenty of writing. Does that count?
Do I want literary acclaim, or would I be happy as a hack making an obscene amount of money? I always used to think I would want literary acclaim, but the more I write, the more I just want to create a story that people will enjoy reading. If I write a book that is entertaining, will that lead to a tidy sum of money or at least some money. I sure hope so. Does that mean I'm a sellout? Or should I just say "Who cares?" and go with the flow?
What do y'all think?