You may wonder about the secret, or not-so-secret, motivations that drive writers.
Personally, I always thought most of it lay in validation: for one’s story-telling skills, if not for all the self-inflicted pain that most authors suffer at the cold, callous, invisible grip of the keyboard.
However, having read the quote below, I may rethink.
Quoth Peter DeVries: “”My secret ambition is to sell a million copies of every book, and then also have a small, select cult of aficionados who look down on my mass audience.”
One usually leads to the other, no?