Is it because we’re good at it? Is it because we enjoy it?
Everyday, authors post about bookish things – well, the authors who blog anyway. We post about writing tips, about our own books, and about our author journey. Once in a while, we write about random stuff. But, that is blog posts.
Why do we write books?
I can’t talk for every author, but I can mention three things on why I write books –
I’m not sure a 100% that I’m good at it, but I have stories inside my head that I want to share with the world and the best way to share is to publish. I can always write and share it with my friends, but according to them – all write and they don’t have time to read all of their friends works. Internet strangers become our best friends and even better if they review. Shameless plug -Please read my novels and leave reviews. I need to get past 20 reviews on each book!
I enjoy it. When I share my work with others, I become giddy and excited. I think up different scenarios in my head of their future reactions. Sometimes, it’s about good responses and sometimes it’s about the bad ones. Either way, I loved the responses from Lily on my latest book that is with my editor at the moment. The best thing about that feedback was that she read the raw, unedited version with a TON of mistakes! Love that girl.
Books are an endless pool of knowledge. Thanks to writing, I learned that my English is horrible! I accept it and that’s why some deity created editors and proofreaders. Thank the deity for those awesome people. I also learned about marketing techniques that actually help me bargain in other areas of my life.
If you’re an author, why do you write? Who are you thankful for, that helps you with your writing?