Reason for Writing? | National Novel Writing Month:
"1. Because when I was 12 I decided that I would be a great novelist. I'm not, but I am at least a novelist every November.
2. Because I've written a novel every year for four years, and if I don't carry on doing it I'll feel like a failure.
3. Because my real job doesn't exercise my imagination.
4. Because I have a very slight and threadbare hope that I will still turn out to be a great novelist one day.
5. Because for one month a year I have an excuse to be unreasonably moody and artistic"