As someone who doesn't (translate that as can't) write, I was wondering, what the most satisfying part about writing a book. Is it getting your readers to see and feel what you want them to? Hearing their responses? Simply getting the story out of your head and down on paper, regardless of what anyone else thinks? The fame of being a published author? Or is it something completely different? I have always wanted to know the answer to this. I know why I read, to be entertained, to lose myself for a few hours, and to simply escape my real life. But what makes an author write? I know it's not the money, cuz most authors start out supporting themselves some other way, and lots don't ever make it to the point that their writing can support them. So what are you looking for when you finish a book?