There are many blogs with explanations why they write. I'm not sure why I write. I sure don't think its as noble as Sharon Messenger's reason. Who thought this up anyways? At the teaching authors blog , they have all written why they write.
Why do I write?
Have you read a book you have been lost in? You're there, going through every conflict, every laugh, and the life of the Hero/Heroine in the book. Your family is lucky to get dinner. You'll skip your favorite TV program to read farther, you just can't put it down. I'm bewitched. Maybe that's why I write. I want someone to not put my book down. I want them to be so engrossed in the story, my story, that they have no idea what is going on around them or what time it is. (unless their belly growls, they ignore it, but then everyone in the family is growling at you) How dare they interrupt? They're worse then commercials.
I want to bewitch someone.
I want to send my high school English teacher a book with my name on it. Not in it, on it. He never encouraged me much. He could be dead. I don't know.
No, I guess my reasons are not noble, but they're my reasons.
Now that I have been writing, giving my whole being to it. I have learned so much. Read lots of "how to" books and I want to do it right. It's a challenge. I'm not giving up till its done right.
Go, find that book, READ.