Each of us have different reasons. Maybe it’s to share your thoughts on a topic-gun control, racism, or abortion. Possible you want to share your religious beliefs. Maybe you want to prove to someone, even yourself that you can write and publish a book? Could it be for the money—you want the money to help pay the bills or to become extremely rich. Possibly, it’s to become famous or powerful in your field. Or possibly it’s the simple reason that if you don’t write you’ll go crazy.
Not encouraging prospects. Not if you’re in it for the money.
After a lot of deep thought, I finally came up with two reasons. The first reason I write is the safest for me to tell you. I want to write so I can, hopefully, help readers with their walk with God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Several years ago I had the opportunity to read some wonderful books where the character was
going through something close to what I was dealing with. As I read how the fictional character responded or learned, I realized that I needed to change how I looked at the same issues. Fiction is a low-pressure way to teach God’s truths.
The second reason is harder for me to write about...because I feel vulnerable. I...uh...want to prove to others, even myself, that I can do it. That the lies were just that, lies, That God does not make mistakes, and I can do some things well.