There are far too many rules here.
People write because it’s in their soul. People write because they have something inside them that they want to express. People write because they’re angry or happy or in love.
People write because as humans, at some point in our evolution, biochemical reactions in our brains manifested as emotions and feelings, and the best way to get these emotions and feelings out there and into the physical world and the minds of other humans is creativity; we sing, dance, paint, draw, build, and we write.
Obsessing over a wrong way and a right way to do it isn’t healthy man. Do you.
Yeah, I get it, it’s nice to do something purely creative and to also see it make money. But if you have to jeopardize the flow coming from your soul to turn a buck or to make yourself feel like you’re a morally purer creative then the next person then it kind of takes away from the act. And it will show in your results.
Just do you boo.