Of course we are all hoping to create those big sellers that make us money and make our lives more financially comfortable but my answer is quite boring. I love music, love composing and feel the most satisfied when I have composed a piece of music that I am proud of. I am continually striving to compose music that I feel is on a par (or at least close) to the composers that I have admired all my life. The thought that my music might move and/or please other people too is highly rewarding. I also want to build up a library of music that one day I will look back on and be proud of.
Anything that’s challenging is what motivates me. I want to learn something new and/or improve my skills every time I work on something. If I’m not doing those things, the only thing that can motivate me is money.
Positive buyer’s comments is a good motivation for me