I've been thinking about something... Do any of you write fiction just for the heck of it? Without professional desires, I mean. Is the goal of everyone here to be published by a publishing house one day? I'm a law graduate and would probably earn more money, and faster, being a lawyer. But I love to write, too. However, I haven't been taking a very serious approach to my writing. I write whenever I feel like it, which I'm sure isn't the correct approach for someone wanting to pursue a literary career. Professional writers have contracts they need to follow. Also, there's the fact that the publishers aren't always fair. They do reject a lot of the talentless people, but ocasionally a lot of garbage makes it to the shops, too. And many classic authors had to put up with many rejection letters until someone accepted them. Quality control requires being conservative. If you're writing just for fun, you don't need to go through all that, and if you still want to get published, nowadays you can self-publish online (just don't expect lots of income from it). Back to the beginning, though, the main question here is, have any of you written something just for the sake of writing?