It's the birthday of novelist R.K. Narayan, born in what is now Chennai, India (1906). He said: "Everyone thinks he's a writer with a mission. Myself, absolutely not. I write only because I'm interested in a type of character and I'm amused mostly by the seriousness with which each man takes himself."
I've decided I write because I get these people sitting in my head, asking me to tell their stories. Whether they get published or not seems irrelevant.