Part 1: http://adailyexperimentcalledlife.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-i-write.html
I write to keep my hopes alive. I write so that one day, no matter what I look like, not matter how big of a mess I am, no matter how badly I fucked up my life, someone will see past that and love me. I write so that I won't go back to drinking alone. I write so that I won't see people having fun and wishing I was dead. I write so that when I die, there will be some evidence that I lived, because God knows I can never get an award.
I write to live, and I live to write.