The surprise news is that Kate Atkinson has gone on the record saying she’d rather not be a published author, much to the amazement of book lovers and other (unpublished?) writers who seem to consider this a sure sign of insanity.
So what I’d really like to know is what’s most important to you when you’re writing. Is getting published your sole goal or do you write simply for fun, for the pure pleasure of it and nothing else?
(Publisher for the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, A&C Black)