For most of us, being an author is a Labor of Love. Which is what you call something that you can’t quit your day job doing. But still we are compelled to do it. Now, if our head, as in the place where our ego resides, compels us then we are doing it for gratification.
If however we are doing it from our heart, where our love and emotions come from, then the goal is edification, not gratification. Somehow writing from the heart has better PR than writing from the id. So this Valentines Day I am going to forgo hearts, gifts, flowers and cards and write something from my heart. Which when you think about it might lead to a whole different kind of gratification.
I might rethink the flowers thing, though.
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at The Story Plant!