A large, anonymous audience, with perhaps my family in the first row.
My own life.
I write what I am interested in. I think the reader will enjoy my writing if they are curious about the subject matter.
Easy question. Deep down I write for myself. If what I write does not stimulate and please me fully and get me exicted to share, then I consider it not worth sharing. I will put it away for a time and usually (even years later) I will do rewrites and make it good.
God. People. Sometimes Myself. Very seldom, my husband.
I write for myself. While any author would be lying if they said they didn't want others to read their work, I think the best writers are those who aren't satisfied doing anything else.
I write to tell a story that the reader hasn't heard before. Something that will make them think. I try to keep them guessing on what will happen, and hopefully give them a surprise.
Right now, just me. I don't have a whole lot of people I can give my stuff to and expect any kind of response from them. So, yeah, it's a lonely process for right now. I hope to change that.
For me, for children, for beautiful women, for curious contrarians.
I write for my children and my family so that there will always be a printed reminder of the things you can accomplish if you put your mind to it.
When I write to publish, I write for a public that does not realize it should read what I write. As I write, I imagine seeing people reading my work and being moved to act, in one way or another, because of what I have written for them to know. After I publish and realize no one knows I have written anything, deep down inside I try to imagine how I can state what I must say, so people would be attracted to read what I write. That motivates me to keep writing and publishing. Perhaps, hidden deep down in my psyche, I write for Kilgore Trout and Vincent van Gogh. They too never achieved the recognition they wanted to see; but I'm not going to cut a finger off or anything.
Judy... lost souls