Haruki Murakami speaks about his audience in “Novelist as a Vocation.” He writes for himself first. I liked this honesty. If your creative fuel depends on an audience, how is it creative and not some work?

Most lost artists of the past created music, art, or literature for themselves then the world took notice. We can name them Dostoevsky, Kafka, or Van Gogh. They lived and shared their thoughts in stories and art.