In every writer's life there comes a time when they ask "Why bother?". I have asked it several times. It's actually just part of being an artist. Every artist will ask at some point "Why bother?". So, why bother writing? Because it is who you were meant to be. I find that I write because I have to write. I just can't keep from doing it. I have tried and I always come back to it. I write because I enjoy it. I have been writing for many years (so many that I can't remember a time when I did not write). I also write for me. If you write for others, then you will at some point lose your motivation to write when people stop reading what you write (and they will). Writ for yourself and write because that's who you are. Then you will just keep writing and the rest does not matter!
What do you think?