“Maybe you write because you’re lonesome. You might stop once you fall in love. Remember we’re each just a self and the page is always there.
Maybe you write because you have a story to tell. I can’t imagine the Herculean act of learning to write for just one story, but some stories burn like that, I’ve heard tell.
Maybe you write because you’ve got a chip on your shoulder. The chip might be doing you a favor. You might want to polish it from time to time.
Maybe you write because you have to. Need is the best form of discipline. The page doesn’t need us. It never has and never will.”
With all the hoopla surrounding NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Writer Unboxed breaks down the difference of wanting to write and wanting to be a writer.