For all you writers out there, you know who you are: "See, as I know it, the only reasons to write are personal ones. If we are looking for acceptance or praise or affirmation from our readers, we are burdening them with something they cannot give us. Our readers don’t heal our wounds.
No, we need to write because it is what makes us feel alive, what gives us peace, what helps us think, what lets us disappear, what makes us who we are. All the rest – sales and readers, views and subscriptions – that’s bonus. It’s the writing that matters." Andi Lit