I had to sit for a few minutes and really think about this. Why, indeed, do I write? I do love it...but sometimes I really don't want to do it, and sometimes it really doesn't make me happy. So, why then?
For me, it's about hearing my own voice. Separating out my thoughts from the cacophony of the world around me, and expressing them in my own unique voice. I do it escape the world and go into a fabulous world of my own creation. I do it to go on a journey that is impossible to take in real life. I do it because I've had a lot of crap happen to me in my life, and writing about it helps me to make sense of it.
We all write for our own very personal reasons, and I bet that for most of us the reasons go pretty deep. Most of us don't write to be famous or rich (and if you are, you're barking up the wrong tree). Most of us don't do it because we're bored and have nothing else to do. We do it because something deep inside us compels us to write. Whatever that something is, it's unique to you. It's what makes your stories unlike anyone else's.
So tell me, Why Do You Write? What's your own unique reason?
Nicole Maggi writes YA - paranormal, historical, and beyond - and strives to have something available in bookstores soon. She's represented by the fabulous Irene Goodman of The Irene Goodman Literary Agency, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chris, their daughter Emilia (after the Shakespeare character), and two cats Sawyer & Hurley (after the LOST characters). Yeah, she's a geek. Check out her website & follow her on Twitter!