There are three main reasons why I write... But i'll warn you before you look down...
My opnion might be a bit of a downer, and depressing... So please don't take it the wrong way, and maybe, don't read this if you're a depressing and anxious grape like me.
1 - I got a boat load of ideas... Like all the time... I need a creative outlet to let that flow out of me, otherwise it piles up and even stresses me to some end, i'm always doing something creative, writing, playing tabletop rpgs, Designing tabletop rpgs and other stuff. So yeah, this is the chillest reason.
2 - My story is a thing only I can do... Sure, someone else might be able to get 'the general gist' of it, and pick up for me, but I am the ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD who can do it the exact way I'm doing it right now. So it gives me a sense of purpose,
I love these characters they quite literally save my life at a point I was at my lowest, and i want them to do the same for other people... And the only way I can do it right now is through writing. So I do it because it is essentialy my life goal.
3 - And this is the real downer, so take care while reading...
I want to leave something positive behind when I am inevitably passing off this life.
I struggled a lot with the thought of death to the point i couldn't bear to live anymore... And it was these characters that saved me from that, they made me realize as I dreamt of their adventures and life, that there is more to life than effectiveness and a dry sense of acomplishment that comes from working 8 hours a day all week to feed the system.
They helped me appreciate the little things of my life, to learn to chill and smell the flowers, and as bonus... This story was what connected me to my husband (he was my first reader ever),
So yeah, i have a lot to thank this story for, and maybe, a hidden fourth reason, the fact that the only way I can show gratitude to my boys is to tell their tale, and hope others will listen ^^.