Some people write only for themselves. They do so either because they are too shy for anyone else to read what they have written, or because they so love to write, they truly don’t care if anyone but them reads it.
I on the other hand, want everyone to read and love the voles I’ve written. If I want to become professional, I need to market my name and novels to the public, but I must not obsess. If I write for numbers or to satisfy another, my creativity suffers. I must relax and write for the love of writing. My goal must be to satisfy me and to entertain those who become fans.