Why Write?

This is one of those questions that comes up on writer’s boards all the time. Why bother? What drives you to write? 

Well, here’s my why:

I write because nobody has written the stories I wanted to read. The ones about a geeky girl who was good at stuff and had adventures and solved problems and was smart and cool and dorky and nice and confused and friendless and interesting and new around here and different and the same and interested in boys and uninterested in boys and…
I write for all the geeky cool girls out there, because I have their stories to tell.

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