Is it worth writing a book?

November 15, 2010

Categories: fast food, NaNoWriMo 2010, why write?

An acquaintance of mine, a fellow writer, recently asked whether it was worth writing a book. He meant financially, of course, but my initial response was, if you have to ask that question, then don’t bother.

Still, it was a fair question. A publishing colleague and I always joked that if we wanted to make money we’d be better off running a fast food establishment.

So why do I write?
Because it helps me make sense of the world.
Because I want to send my words out into the world and touch readers in the way that my own life has been touched by authors I have read.
Because it makes me happy.

And royalties?
Any royalties are gratefully received.

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