Is none of you creating because... you simply can't live without it?
Because, yeah, it's a lot of fun imagining where my nerds could end up, when they will screw up again, whether or not they will find what they seek, but... I simply can't seem to stop. I've been telling myself stories since I was able to form (moving) pictures in my head. Add to that words and stories I consumed, and I never went back. Always played out scenarios in bed before I could sleep – still doing that today because I can't sleep if I don't. And I get cranky when I don't write for a while.
Like. Really cranky. I'm glad I found that outlet because I don't like myself very much when I'm without it – and I imagine few people do.
But it's great to see so many people focusing on the fun of it! I'd like to make money off my craft one day, as many of you do, but with the amount of luck and perseverance that takes... whew, I bet I'd be better off getting a 2nd degree outside my current field so I'm actually able to support my writing. xD