For the Love of Writing (Quote of the Day)
Yes. This is what I'm talking about. This is why I'm not in any rush to self publish my novels or put them out there myself (not that I have anything against that). One of these days (maybe) I'll get around to sending out query letters and hopefully finding an agent. And sure, it would be nice to see my work in print, knowing some people will read it. I'm aware of that.
But ultimately, being published is not a big motivator for me. I write simply because I love it; because it helps me learn and grow; because it teaches me things about myself that I couldn't have known otherwise. I write because, just as Gwendolyn Brooks says, I feel I have to. It's not for publication. It's not even for readers. It's for me.
Today's Prompt: Write a story about a construction worker with aspirations of fame.