“Writing itself is a form of striving: of striving to be heard, striving for something more than the ordinary life, and, if the writer is honest, there’s probably an element of material striving as well, whether for money or recognition or both.
“Writing is an act of getting down on your hands and knees and pushing on the ground and hoping the world spins on a slightly different axis. It’s the art of not taking life for granted and trying to make something, anything change.
“That’s partly why we love it, right?”
-Nathan Bransford, http://blog.nathanbransford.com/