I know why I like to write.
I've always said I prefer non-fiction, but what is that? How many stories are 'adaptations' or based on real events, without our ever knowing how those events played out; the character motivation or emotion?
When you write, you make the world. No one can tell you it's wrong. I am the puppeteer, controlling it all. There is no question about ulterior motives as there is only one chosen perspective.
As I enter 2013, I want to write, but I don't want to craft stories. I don't want to feel that compulsion to fill in the blanks on the page. Don't want to need that critic (internal or external) worrying about authenticity and consistency.
To need that critic? Wow, how's that for someone who has always craved external validation and approval? Even in my own internal processing, I have established internal external critics, watching and judging my actions.