The clip above, to me, illustrates why many of us write.
For every Danielle Steel and Stephen King, there many writers who do not have that level of professional success.
Many of us have full time “real world” jobs.
But we do it because we love it.
We love writing because it gives us a sense of freedom.
We love writing because our characters can speak and act in ways that we may feel unsure about doing in our own lives.
We love writing because we have a story that we want to tell.
We love writing because we long for adventure, but we feel stuck in the modern daily grind.
We love writing because we can truly be ourselves when we write.
We love writing, because to borrow a quote from Charlotte Bronte “because we cannot help it”.