I write because it relaxes me. As a mom of four and an engineer (not to mention my other voluteer jobs), writing takes me to places I could only dream up. When I am not writing - I get bored, and before I know it, I'm writing again. Now as for fame and fortune. I personally love my day job and being a mom. To me, I'm already rich. Just to have an audience for my stories is a more than I could ever ask.
If I were in it for the money I would be getting a very hard lesson about now! I write because I can't NOT write for very long, and I love the feeling of accomplishment when I've written and finessed something into a state that people enjoy reading. I admit I enjoy the look of surprise on people's faces when they find out they're talking to a real author (it took me ten years to reach this point, so I have to enjoy it, right?) but fame isn't what I'm looking for--I just love writing stories and sharing them with others. =)
I write because if I stop, I would go crazy. haha.
I write because I feel as though writers can be a voice of somebody, at least one person, out there. We reach out, we speak for them, we tell their stories, when sometimes they are not heard. So I guess the voices are not necessarily mine, so to speak, but theirs instead. To be able to do this in an honest manner, is satisfaction enough.
"Creativity and imagination is never limited. Therefore, I am never limited."