Well, I certainly don't write because it's easy.
Describing why I write seems quite intangible to me. It's like asking what drives a person to fantasize. For me, the word compelled is probably the best way to describe why I hit the keys or put the pen to paper. It's a compulsion to create characters within situations, just like you, to elicit emotions in readers, or simply entertain.
What's that, Amy? Too serious for you? Well then, let me put it another way. The yearning to write can linger within a person from childhood; it happened to me. It can feel like an itch that won't go away no matter how many times it's scratched.
And the truth is, writing can be challenging. It takes practice. Maybe there's some procrastination. But then along comes that compulsion ...
Pardon? Now I'm boring you? Well, maybe you should go and help the maid with her chores.
Did someone say ... laundry?