Here's a little ditty I wrote on February 6, 2007. Pretty much sums it up for me.
I write about readers and read about writers,
I write and I read every day.
Sometimes it’s shopping lists,
Sometimes a book.
but rarely, so rarely, for pay.
But as it may happen, though you may be shocked,
I write cuz it’s just there to do.
The words just start comin’
with rhyme and with rhythm.
It’s something I simply must do.
It’s work to do writing,
…except when it’s not.
I love it and dread it, and still…
When words start to flow
and I’m right in the groove
there’s no need for coin or for bill.
I love what I’m doing, my work life is fun!
I write something down every day.
But if you’re cash-minded,
and you like my stuff,
I’d gladly write more words for pay.