Well, my book has been on line for a couple of days now. I am finding it hard not to open my laptop every two seconds to see how many copies I've sold. It made me step back today and say, "Whoa, what's your motivation here. Is it the money?"
I had a good think and I can safely say, that no - I'm not being obsessive about checking because of the money. I mean, I am only selling it for 99c! I do have to admit, that if I could earn enough from this to be able to stay home and write, I'd be the happiest person on the planet (so buy my book J). Seriously though, that's not the main reason I put my book online. It's the sharing. The more copies I sell, the more people are reading my work and that is such a buzz for me.
Someone left a review on Amazon and Smashwords yesterday. Five stars with awesome comments. It made my day, because what that means, is that I gave someone a chance to lose themselves in a book... and they had a great time.
So why do I write? To lose myself in a story.
Why do I share? So someone else can get lost in a story too.
Why do you write?
Why do you share?
What's your motivation?