I should write for the mere yearning and fondness I have for the beautiful, even if my night's labors should be burnt every morning and no eye shine upon them. -- John KeatsI'm a people pleaser. It's a nice trait some of the time, but it is basically a flaw. I am working toward writing to please no one. Instead... to write for the mere beauty of the writing experience. The words do flow when I don't think of the audience.
As writers, artists too, we all suffer from the insecurity of wondering what the public reaction will be to our creation. Wouldn't it be liberating to write for the pure joy of it and as Keats says, ..."for the mere yearning and fondness I have for the beautiful..."