Sparked by the mention from the folks at NaNoWriMo, here’s my answer!
Why do I write?
Simple. Because I want to.
And that’s all there is to it.
If you want the more in-depth answer, then consider this. I only had to write one thing to realize that I really loved writing. One thing. But in writing that one thing, I learned that I couldn’t stop there—ever. Writing is not my whole life—believe me, there are a million other things I do and certainly things that I am required to tend to, but in between of all of it, I write. I do it because I want to, because I love to and probably because it’s downright fun. (and there, I used ‘because’ three times in one sentence. Whew!) My writing is far from coherent and perfect, but I like to think it is somewhere in between and that I am working towards that coherency and perfection. So, tell me. Why do you write?