This is my third year in a row of declaring I'm not writing any more books that I've started writing another book. It doesn't mean that I'll publish it, but I'm writing it. I have a few written that I haven't published. Yet.
That's how it is being a writer. You write even if no one else ever sees or even knows you're writing. And no matter how many times you confess to the world you're finished writing and are going to focus on other things, you continue to write because you can't stop.
Writing matters to the world, therefore, writers matter. The profession and opportunities for writing have changed over the years, of course, but the written word continues to endure. I'm an example. I speak to groups and record teaching videos, but before those things happen I'm writing out my topics in at least an outline, and often more than that (ie. ebooks). Though people enjoy me as a speaker, I'm much more coherent a sharer in writing.
Being a writer is encoded in my DNA; it's a part of who I am. It's not all I am, but it's a core part of my identity and I'll write the rest of my life with or without readers because I'm a writer.
What about you? Do you write because you're compelled to? Do you know how to allow your writing to help mold your life, even if not a professional writer? I'm here to help.