I don't think I write for myself. I write with a particular audience in mind.
Myself. I will write even if no one gets to read it. For me, writing is an addiction I've had for most of my life. Of course I hope for recognition, but at the end of the day I know I'm writing for myself because I've a number of stories that I've written and never shared.
It's basically to show off, let's face it, so I'm never going to say I 'write for myself' and would be happy to bury it in a drawer afterwards. If something's not published, it's wasted.
My legacy...how cheap. Sorry.
Myself usually, but the truth is - if I have no inspiration for a story - the someone I am writing for - I am far less likely to enjoy the process, and far less likely to finish it. For me this is about giving something of myself, and often times, that really does mean writing the story I want to tell, but tell to someone special in many cases.
My audience - the written word is there to be read
I write for me. I'm always thinking of stories and I just have to tell them. That people enjoy what I do is not only a surprise but a privilege.
Myself definitely. Some people will like what I write and some won't (my older family members prefer the light stuff) but I write a real variety so I hope some of it appeals (and I did have an email praising my poem 'Three Quarters of a Whole' - on my website's 'What I do' page which was lovely). I love it when I see my name in print or win a competition, and I don't think that would ever go away and it is a little sad when I hear someone say that they only write for themselves. Some people avoid sharing it in case someone criticises, but if the author likes it then that's the important thing but it would be a shame if the good stuff didn't see the light of day.
I write for myself. Just for my pleasure. Maybe my friends don't like writing on and on, but it's a kind of therapy for me. But one day I wanna pubish it. Just to share my imagination to the world.
I write children's books for kids and their parents. I think it is important children read and learn to read. The use their imaginations and reading unlocks their minds. Parents need to read to their kids, it provides a bonding experience.
Now trying to write romance, I write for myself, as selfish as this is. I don't know if it will go anywhere. I just like to do it.
When I first started I convinced myself it was for me, and me only.
Now, later, it's to share a created world with others that impacts on many.
A lot of it, I write for me. Because I need to write it, or because it needs to be said. If I'm write about something it's in the hopes that people will read it, and kind of have that epiphany moment where it's as if the lightbulb goes on in their head and whatever I'm talking about for any given story, relates somehow to their own lives.
Myself because I enjoy it. As Stephenie Meyer said, "Write for the joy of writing and don't worry about the rest of it"
Myself. I write because if I don't, my over active imagination will drive me insane.