You get to tell stories that move or amuse people who let you know of the impact. It's the feedback. If you're lucky, you make a few bucks on the side A very few bucks unless you get really lucky. But money should not be the point of writing. It's the craft and the satisfaction that you made something out of nothing. Art, if you will. Like Sondheim wrote in Sunday in the Park with George: "Look! I made a hat where there never was a hat."