I never thought I would say this, because the marketer/businessman in me would have wanted me to write for a specific audience. But the truth is, I write for myself. Writing is hard work, and I'm apparently unwilling to do it if I don't really enjoy the project and the creative payoff from doing the work. So, to make it big as a writer, I'm going to have to really know myself and then find ways to align my interests with those of the public at large.
Myself. Most of my stories come from exercising feelings, thoughts, fears and wishes.
Me of course.
Myself. I love being an out and proud gay man, true to myself. I used to try to make everyone else happy but you learn you can only please yourself.
I must write for myself, or I would quit writing. I would lie if I said I never imagine the audience while I write. But in the end, I write what I would like to read. I can only assume--or hope--there are others interested in the same characters, setting, and plot as I.
Deep down? I don't make any secret of it: I write for myself. If other people like it too, I'm thrilled. The fact that somebody wants to pay for something I wrote sent me straight over the moon!
I absolutely adore and am grateful to my fanfiction reader--in a way, I do write with some of them in mind, hoping they'll like it, because they gave me such encouragement to move forward with my work.
Of course I have some mindfulness about what has a ghost of a chance of selling and what doesn't, but that doesn't mean I won't write something niggling at the back of my brain.
Deep down inside, I write for the fans. In any industry, the fans keep the business alive. Therefore, they are my priority.
No one person, other than myself. My children's stories have been written for my children.
Ah, I am a lover, I have always been. Even when there were bullets flying everywhere in Kabul, I sat in our basement and played music. I never forgot about singing those love poems written by these Afghan poets. I am a lover. I have always been. And I will be.
Only for myself.
I write for my 11-13 year old self, who first fell in love with books.
I write for myself. When I can commit things to paper something calms inside me. It's always been that way. I don't really understand it. It's taken me years to realise it.
Once I have written something down then I begin to look outwards and then I do hope that what I have written touches someone in some small way. Writing, for me, is about connecting. Within myself and with other people.
The Other, metaphysically speaking. I don't need to write for myself. Most of the time I can't read my own writing, anyway. I mean really read it and reflect on it. I'm too close to the mirror. What's the point if I can't touch some one or some thing outside myself? Even Joan Didion, who writes to "find out what I'm thinking," publishes her words for others to read.
for my mom ..
my dad ..
my sista ..
my family ..
and my life ,,
about who would become my husband ..
i love you all !!