Thank you for your response and input. I understand what you are saying. What I was trying to convey was removing selfish motives from one’s desire to make it as a writer. I totally understand writing to get paid, because like you said, it’s how many writers make a living.
My apologies if it came off as if I don’t think writer’s should get paid, because I think that’s totally okay! That wasn’t my intent.
Appreciate your feedback!