Sommer Leigh wrote: Right now I do it part time, freelancing, under pen names for the most part, and it's not full time but it could be if I did more of it.
Homeless Drifter wrote:Since I've "refound" writing I've wondered what other people's motivation is. Before I was all about being published. But now I'm completely reworking a novel I had finished and edited (at least once or twice) into something extremely personal. This time I'm not about publication, although it's definitely on my mind. Right now this is just something I need to get out of my system to make sense of some things.
If I do decide to pursue publication I guess now it will be because I love writing and would like to make a living doing what I love.
Collectonian wrote:For me, I write because I have stories in me that drive me half mad unless I tell them in some fashion. It's been like that since middle school - all these stories and characters jumping up, introducing themselves, and 'showing" me their stories that I try to translate to some written form. (at Amanda - I'm one of those girls - I just make sure I do it when no one is around as I often talk out my stories to my self ) At times its stressful, and for over a decade I never did well with the putting stories to ink/pixels. It's "fun" in the aftermath, and a wonderful outlet for my creativity and imagination.
For why I want to be published - primarily to share the stories within me with others. Letting friends read them just doesn't do it, though I do enjoy people reading what I write even for free. Having a wider audience of readers who will know my stories would be wonderful. And, if it can generate a little side income at the same time, though, why not? Who doesn't want just a little more money? It isn't my career choice nor will it ever be my career - I know I'd never be a writer if it was "my job", just from my nature of how I am with my creative stuff. Web development is the only fun "hobby" that also translated to a career I love.
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