posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 02:52 AM
It took Tolkien 14 years to write "The lord of the Rings"
And why did he write it?
To me, it seems he didn't write it for the money, he wrote it because he could, All the work and effort he put into it was basically his lifes
passion, his knowledge and skill of language.
He may never have ever sold one copy, so why bother in the first place?
If we all put our minds to it, we could all write something of worth, yet getting a buyer is another issue. Are you writing for the profit or are you
writing for the message you are trying to show?
their is a difference between the two.
I sit here on ATS and give my opinions and my effort and my time, just as we all do. Keep writing here long enough and we may all have written a few
encyclopedias together, yet what do we ask in exchange for our combined knowledge, expertise, skills and opinions?
nothing, that's what. We put in a vast amount of time into ATS and all we get is maybe a star or a flag or some points and if we're really lucky, an
Applause here is something that seems to be really hard to get.
I've got some nice points and made quite a few posts, but for some reason, others with less have more applause.
So i ask myself, is it my content? is it my writing style or my opinions that do not deserve an applause or have i just not yet hit on a good enough
thread of my own to warrant applause?
So if i wrote something to sell, can I guarantee a financial return?
we all seem to enjoy or dislike what others write here yet we all have a respect that we don't speak of for each other in ATS. Yes we will give
praise or disagree with topics, but that's the beauty of writing.
Not everyone has read Lord of the Rings, those who have either loved it or hated it.