If you write then you need to ask yourself a question: who are you writing for?
Are you writing for yourself, for your readers, or for money? Whatever your answer, it doesn’t make you a better or worse writer or person. It just means that you go about writing in a certain way. You think about writing in a certain way.
At the moment I write for myself.
When I start a project I don’t think about how a reader might react or if it will make me money. I think about what it is doing for me.
Just the other day I was writing about a little hobgoblin called Tuwop whose hobbies including knitting, correcting grammar, and eating human flesh. certainly the vast majority of people wouldn’t be interested in such things, or so I presume, but Tuwop and I had a wondrously fun adventure together and that’s all that really matters.
Now, that’s not to say writing for money is a bad thing. We all have to earn a living after all. But, if that’s the only reason why you write, you might need to think about a career change. Find something that you would love to do even if you weren’t getting paid for it and do it.
A Happily Broke Writer