"I have ulterior motives when I write," I confessed to Mordantt one night.
"Everyone does." she said, immediately.
"Really?" I asked.
"Oh, yeah." she answered. "I am a historian and I can safely say that through the ages, people are never writing what they're writing for the reasons they say they're writing it."
"Interesting..." I said.
"The fun part," she said. "Is figuring out why they're actually writing."