Can't write for the money, but it's not like I had a choice, I had that choice made for me.
Cash has not been coming in the last 15 years of my writing and efforts. That was frustrating for many of those years, until I stopped caring about it. Guilt, as well as monetary delusions are a bag of bricks that can simply be dropped, once one's grip is capable of loosening.
I've written two 100k+ word novels in the last 13 months. I aim to try and secure a literary agent and good sized publisher for them, instead of doing what I did for my first few novels moving my books from a small publisher to self publishing.
Yet the choice stands to come down to lucky rejection number 500 or whatever number I find is too many and a good indicator to self publish again.
I write because love it and couldn't find the kind of stories I wanted to read. So I write for the readers (all 3 of you!) because I am you.