Me. I write to understand things that are haunting me, or to change my personal history a little, to turn it into art.
Myself, absolutely, everytime. It's only when I come to the revisions I have to change things to make it more pallatable for the public.
This is a good question. It varies from day to day and depending on how much I like myself that day. Most days I write for the readers. I love hearing how much they like to read something I've written, not because of the ego boost (because that is there) but because I revel in knowing I've made an impact on someone's day, even if it is a small one. Other days, I write for myself and there are even some days that I write for the editors and publishers - those are also the days where I don't get much done and I am not happy with myself at the end of the day.
I imagine myself writing directly to Anais Nin, Saint Teresa of Avila or Lorca (etc) as though they are my teachers. In this way the writing process becomes magical and I end up writing above my skill, or so I imagine, to please them.
For myself and for others.
After my two year journey, I felt that if I could publish a book then I might attain respectability. In that sense, it was for myself. But who do you get respectability from, others, so it was for myself and for others.
My blog, on the other hand, is designed to share my experiences. If I had a problem and overcame it, I want to show others how I did it. If I found something special, a rock climbing destination, a great restaurant, a camping spot, I want others to be able to google some key words and do the same thing.
The general public.
I think I have excellent taste, so I write for myself. If I like it, I figure that I've hit my mark.
Oh, it's me.
I harbor ridiculous fantasies of International book tours, renting a cottage in the south of France to write in solitude and all kinds of glamorous things that Carrie Bradshaw made me believe was possible.
Myself. Only myself.
For myself mostly, but I do like to entertain my husband as well
I write for everyone else. I write things that I would read, but I try to get these stories out of my head and onto paper so others can enjoy them.
I like to defend the oppressed, underprivileged and those cornered based on their defenseless circumstance. I tried to give them hope and encourage them that irrespective of their position they can emerge victorious.
Like most I write for me. I am surprised by what comes out. I write something and I'll think, thats nice, where did that come from?
I have found that my tales come across the best if you like speculative fiction. If it is not your cup of tea, than chances are my pot of stories will not be to your tastes.
I write for adults most of the time. Although that is not to say my tales for full of sex and gore. A little here and there but that is not the point.
I write so as not to explode.