I have to say it's strange to consider myself a writer. I have always fought with what that actually means - I find many other occupations are more palpable in their definitions.
Writing to me, as many, is catharsis. I don't write for anyone else but myself. I have an obsession with being genuine, and honest - and through writing I can both communicate honestly and also work out subconscious conflicts within myself.
I don't keep a target audience in mind when I write, because that would befoul the entire process. If I had to write for someone else, I would be required to continually judge each phrase, sentence and paragraph as it comes. I work much better after swallowing a couple of glasses of wine, a tear in my eye and a burning in my belly.
Desperate admonitions are the stuff of inspiration, true, unfiltered gut-wrenching honesty is what makes people feel. This is my goal, to let out that cosmic consciousness and the rest follows. I think these things resonate with genuine artistry, not the disposable, materialistic mainstream media that is unfortunately so prevalent these days, particularly in the United States.
My influences are: Nabokov, Kafka and many little books from no-names I've picked up in thrift stores over the years.
My goal: To be one of those no-named writers, who brings some inspiration to someone years and years from now, even after I've passed.